Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 1/24/20

Stay informed of the week’s notable events and shared resources with this curated list of Nonprofit Tweets of the Week.

Notable Events of the Week:

  • “House impeachment managers laid out the heart of their abuse-of-power case against President Trump on Thursday — charging that his efforts to pressure Ukraine into political investigations were precisely what the nation’s founders wanted to guard against when they empowered Congress to remove a president from office.” Washington Post
  • “Greta Thunberg no longer has to worry about being heard on the issue the climate change, she told a room full of adults Tuesday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. “I’m being heard all the time,” she said. … She added that “pretty much nothing has been done, since the global emissions of CO2 have not reduced” since she started staging school strikes to raise awareness of the climate crisis since August 2018.” Time
  • “Less than a month after the first few cases of a new respiratory illness were reported in Wuhan, China, travelers have carried the virus to at least four other countries, including the United States. More than 400 people have been infected, at least 17 have died — and the world is bracing itself for what might come next.” NY Times

Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:

  • Kathleen Enright (President/CEO of Council on Foundations): As a field we are not yet adequately wrestling with Dr. King’s wise admonition. [RT PEAK Grantmaking: “Philanthropy is commendable, but it must not cause the philanthropist to overlook the circumstances of economic injustice which make philanthropy necessary.” —Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.]
  • Darren Walker: Only when it is uncomfortable, even painful to give of ourselves, only when your life makes a meaningful shift away from something you otherwise might want, do you know that you are giving beyond your own benefit. The hard work of hope
  • Gene: 2 Questions Nonprofit Board Members Should Consider on Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Beyond … and for inspiration and leadership, read A Letter to Dr. King by @eastbaycf CEO James Head
  • ABC News: Some of the world’s biggest nonprofit organizations are banding together to fight the purchase of the “.org” internet address by a private equity firm, calling management of the domain a “human rights and social justice issue.” ABC News
  • CalNonprofits: Legislative update: AB1712 (Transparency in Donor-Advised Funds bill) will be replaced by a new bill introduced by @BuffyWicks in February. More here
  • Nonprofit Times: States recognize that doubling of the standard deduction is likely to reduce giving to #nonprofits, particularly small & mid-size orgs. What to do about it is a key question & presents legislative opportunities #nonprofit #fundraising #philanthropy #2020
  • For Purpose Law: Universal Charitable Deduction Gains Influential Support
  • National Council of Nonprofits: Great news #2: Proposed revisions to OMB Uniform Guidance would strengthen the ability of #nonprofits to be paid for their indirect costs when performing work under grants and contracts utilizing federal funds. Our analysis:
  • Sarah Pulliam Bailey: 💰New story about money 💰 Major evangelical nonprofits are trying a new strategy with the IRS that allows them to hide their salaries Washington Post
  • Gene: IRS (1/1/2020) – How To Claim a Refund or Credit of Unrelated Business Income Tax (UBIT) or adjust Form 990-T for Qualified Transportation Fringe Amounts

Themed Media Selection:

WATCH: Rep. Schiff’s full opening arguments in the Trump impeachment trial (PBS)