Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 10/18/19

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:

  • “President Trump’s acquiescence to Turkey’s move to send troops deep inside Syrian territory has in only one week’s time turned into a bloody carnage, forced the abandonment of a successful five-year-long American project to keep the peace on a volatile border, and given an unanticipated victory to four American adversaries: Russia, Iran, the Syrian government and the Islamic State.” NY Times
  • “Undercutting President Trump’s denial of a quid pro quo, the acting White House chief of staff told reporters that military aid was held back in part to prod Ukraine to investigate Democrats.” NY Times
  • “The House’s impeachment inquiry is turning attention toward former national security adviser John Bolton, after a former top aide delivered explosive testimony Monday describing how he was infuriated by a shadow operation being conducted by the president’s allies and his lawyer in Ukraine to dig up dirt on the president’s political rivals.” Washington Post

Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:

  • Nonprofit Quarterly: Can philanthropy be a supportive ally to combat the erasure of indigenous peoples in the US? @FNDI303 #IndigenousPeoplesDay
  • Nonprofit Times: Gov. @GavinNewsom vetoes #AB1181, which would have changed how #nonprofits registered to fundraisee in #California can value Gifts In-Kind (#GIK) #donations – #accounting #fundraising #philanthropy
  • For Purpose Law: Wayfair: How Is It Affecting Nonprofits?
  • Ellen Aprill: My oped in The Hill on wealth, philanthropy and politics — considering ‘wealth tax’ proposals
  • Gene: Affiliations Between Nonprofits and For-Profits – slidedeck now available at Nonprofit Law Blog #socentlawconference @TheSELC
  • Rhodri Davies: Really good article about some of the potential downsides of a shift towards individual crowdfunding as a replacement for giving via trad nonprofits. My hunch is that this will be a major issue over coming years. When GoFundMe Gets Ugly
  • Chronicle of Philanthropy: Family foundations are shifting their main grant making from local causes to efforts aimed at addressing policy issues, especially economic inequality, according to a new study. More Foundations Are Engaging in Public Policy — and Experimenting With Different Legal Structures to Do It [Ed. Behind subscription paywall.]
  • NPR: Sutter Health, accused of illegally driving up health care costs, has reached a preliminary settlement in an antitrust case. Prices in Northern California, where the hospital system dominates, are 20-30% higher than in Southern California, one study found. NPR
  • Elijah Cummings: I’m begging the American people to pay attention to what is going on. Because if you want to have a democracy intact for your children, and your children’s children, and generations yet unborn we’ve got to guard this moment…this is our watch. [Ed. Rep. Cummings passed on Thursday. His obituary in the Washington Post can be found here.]
  • Lucy Bernholz: Better than what I was working on for #Blueprint2020 Read this. @DigCivSoc @dgtlimpact [RT: “Emerging technologies and the future of citizen engagement – 11 predictions by terrific duo @participatory @steiny ht @luigireggi”]

Themed Media Selection:

Trump tweeted a photo attacking Nancy Pelosi. She made it her Twitter cover photo. (CNN)