Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 12/6/19

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:

  • “The Trump Campaign Has Raised Millions Off Impeachment — And Facebook Is One of Its Most Powerful Tools” Time
  • “The White House signaled on Friday that it did not intend to mount a defense of President Trump or otherwise participate in the House impeachment proceedings, sending Democrats a sharply worded letter that condemned the process as “completely baseless” and urged them to get it over with quickly.” NY Times
  • “Even as the House of Representatives began drafting charges against President Trump this week, his private attorney, who many believe is partly responsible for leading Trump on the path to his likely impeachment, made an audacious trip to the country at the center of the scandal.” Washington Post

Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:

  • Asha Curran: The numbers are in. $511M was donated online on #GivingTuesday yesterday–a 28% increase from 2018. Projected online + offline donations: $1.95B. Kindness & generosity not expressed with funds harder to quantify, just as meaningful. This is about co-creating a better world. [Ed. See also GivingTuesday 2019 Brought In Nearly $2 Billion (Nonprofit Times).]
  • Nonprofit Quarterly: Big donors are getting bigger and small donors are disappearing! How can this problem be solved? #donors #philanthropy
  • Shena Ashley: I hope on this #GivingTuesday we can turn the curve on declining participation in giving. Check out my @npquarterly article on ways foundations can help NPQ
  • Philantopic: [Op-ed] #GivingTuesday can’t fix the damage tax ‘reform’ did to #charities @washingtonpost #taxpolicy
  • Megan Tompkins-Stange: I teach an entire class around this question. It’s incredibly complicated, and the moral choice for one person may be anathema to the next. Why Giving Tuesday Raises An Uncomfortable Moral Dilemma
  • Gene: Binged several Patriot Act episodes last night and looking forward to this one featuring @AnandWrites (even if it ruins Batman for me … just a little bit). #philanthropy {Ed. See Medium for a link to the episode.]
  • Darren Walker: #Philanthropy is not about charity. It is about dignity and justice. Let’s rethink giving from #GenerositytoJustice. Is There More to Philanthropy Than Just Being Generous?
  • National Association of State Charity Officials: NASCO comments on the Proposed Regulation Eliminating a Schedule B Requirement for Tax-Exempt Organizations to Submit the Names and Addresses of Substantial Contributors.
  • Benjamin Soskis: Somewhat ironically, excitement around #GivingTuesday2019 obscured news that another universal charitable deduction bill was introduced in Cognress, by @RepMarkWalker, who introduced a similar bill in 2017. Couple of points worth noting…
  • Philantopic: M.V.P.s of civic renewal @WilliamSchambra @philanthrodaily @vanessapdaniel @NonprofitAF #philanthropy

Themed Media Selection:

A UPS driver was working a new route when he was taken hostage and killed in a chaotic police shootout (Washington Post)