Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 11/8/19

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:

  • “A new study by 11,258 scientists in 153 countries from a broad range of disciplines warns that the planet “clearly and unequivocally faces a climate emergency,” and provides six broad policy goals that must be met to address it.” Washington Post
  • “The Trump administration formally notified the United Nations on Monday that it would withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement on climate change, leaving global climate diplomats to plot a way forward without the cooperation of the world’s largest economy.” NY Times
  • “House Republicans’ latest plan to shield President Trump from impeachment is to focus on at least three deputies — U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland, Trump’s lawyer Rudolph W. Giuliani, and possibly acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney — who they say could have acted on their own to influence Ukraine policy. … The GOP is effectively offering up the three to be fall guys.” Washington Post

Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:

  • NY AG James: BREAKING: We’ve secured a court order forcing President Trump to pay $2M in damages after admitting to illegally using the Trump Foundation to help him intervene in the 2016 presidential election and further his own political interests. No one is above the law. [Ed. See also this press release from the New York Attorney General: AG James Secures Court Order Against Donald J. Trump, Trump Children, And Trump Foundation.]
  • David Fahrenthold: BREAKING: @realdonaldtrump ordered to pay $2M in damages for misusing a charity’s money — using it to buy portraits of himself, pay legal settlements, and help his 2016 campaign. Washington Post
  • Nonprofit Quarterly: More than a third of people worldwide do not trust charities and NGOs. Why? What’s damaging their reputation? Conflict of Interest: Recusal Is Not Enough
  • Stacy Palmer: Our annual @philanthropy charity rankings are out – see how the gap between the top 100 nonprofits and all other nonprofits is widening. Chronicle of Philanthropy
  • Nonprofit Times: Total revenue topped $84.7 billion, almost 5% more than 2017, for organizations in the 32nd annual #NPT100, a study of the largest #nonprofits that derive at least 10% of revenue from public support. #fundraising #philanthropy
  • Washington Post: The NRA Foundation is raising money by auctioning off guns in schools — to the dismay of some parents Washington Post
  • Vu Le: The expectation that nonprofits be self-sustaining is deeply insulting and needs to die. We are cleaning up society’s messes. It’s like you volunteer to mop up a spill someone else caused, and people go, “um, how are you going find money to pay for the mop?”
  • Worth: “The charitable contributions deduction is a deeply regressive tax instrument or policy instrument. By design, it rewards the wealthy to a greater degree than it rewards the middle class or poor donor.” @robreich Is Philanthropy Undemocratic?
  • Richard Rubin: New from me: A wealth tax would encourage billionaires to give money to charity — fast. And it would also put pressure on the rules governing what charities and foundations can do. Democratic Candidates’ Wealth Tax Plans Would Shake Up Billionaire Philanthropy
  • BoardSource: When organizations think about diversity, they often forget about those with disabilities. This blog goes into how a group tried to place those with disabilities on boards with fantastic results Board Diversity Includes Disabilities

Themed Media Selection:

Trick-or-treater notices house is out of candy and leaves some of his own instead (YouTube)