Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 1/25/19

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:

  • “Republican senators clashed with one another and confronted Vice President Pence inside a private luncheon on Thursday, as anger hit a boiling point over the longest government shutdown in history. “This is your fault,” Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) told Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) at one point, according to two Republicans who attended the lunch and witnessed the exchange.” Washington Post
  • “Unions representing air traffic controllers, pilots and flight attendants offered an urgent warning on Wednesday that the lengthy government shutdown had created serious safety concerns for the nation’s air travel system.” NY Times
  • “Roger J. Stone Jr., a longtime informal adviser to President Trump, was arrested Friday by the FBI in Florida on charges that he lied and tried to tamper with a witness to hide his efforts to learn about releases of Democrats’ hacked emails during the 2016 presidential campaign.” Washington Post

Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:

  • Public Citizen: House Dems’ first bill – #HR1 – includes: -Automatic voter registration -Restoration of the Voting Rights Act -Public financing of elections -An end to Congressional gerrymandering -A constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United – It’s about damn time.
  • Bright Lines Project: #HR1 also repeals the poison-pill rider preventing the IRS and the Treasury department from making common-sense rules defining political activity for nonprofits. About time indeed!
  • Exponent Philanthropy: NEW REPORT: Weaving Successful Partnerships: When Funders, Evaluators, and Intermediaries Work Together #philanthropy @EqMeasure @engagerd @HarderCo
  • Community Wealth: This month, we loved reading about shared leadership from @mgmtassistance, questions @ABLImpact wished he’d asked as a program officer, new models of capacity building from @npquarterly, the nonprofit gig economy from @NCRP and @TCCGROUP, and more. January Must-Reads
  • Lucy Bernholz: The charity algorithm: how Silicon Valley philanthropy turned sour New Statesman
  • Phil Buchanan: In my new post on the @CEPData blog, I discuss three iffy assertions about giving that appear to be widely taken as fact. The third one is that DAFs are nefarious. I don’t think they are — or that the evidence supports what some are charging. Putting Critiques in Perspective in Pursuit of More Effective Philanthropy
  • Bridgespan Group: #Nonprofits need grants of more than 1-2 years to achieve #SystemsChange. We share 15 major #philanthropy success stories that took decades:
  • Bill Gates: This is one of my favorite infographics. A lot of people underestimate just how much life has improved over the last two centuries:
  • Michelle DePass: As we celebrate what would have been #MLKs 90th birthday, let us remember his resistance to injustice and how Dr. King’s vision of racial and social justice brought our nation closer to freedom, liberty and the pursuit of happiness — for all. How Can Philanthropy Advance Martin Luther King’s Goals? 13 Leaders Weigh In
  • NYT Magazine: “We have to radically reorient ourselves and start talking about rehabilitation, restoration and how we end crime.”—Bryan Stevenson Bryan Stevenson Wants the U.S. to Face Its History

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