Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 2/8/19

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:

  • “President Trump delivered a message of bipartisan unity on Tuesday night in his first address to Congress in the new era of divided government, but signaled that he will continue to wage war for the hard-line immigration policies that have polarized the capital and the nation.” NY Times
  • “Federal prosecutors in New York on Monday delivered a sweeping request for documents related to donations and spending by President Trump’s inaugural committee, a sign of a deepening criminal investigation into activities related to the nonprofit organization.” Washington Post
  • “What first appeared as a grotesque act of racist clowning on the part of Gov. Ralph Northam of Virginia turned out not to be an aberration at his medical school in the early 1980s. A confession from Mark Herring, the state’s attorney general, revealed that blackface was common at other Virginia schools at the time as well.” NY Times

Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:

  • Nonprofit Times: “There’s still a lot to unpack regarding 2018 #fundraising. With the impact of the economy, tax law changes…the use of #DAFs is also expanding exponentially, while the total number of people making gifts continues to decline.” #nonprofit #philanthropy
  • Candid: Foundation Center + GuideStar = Candid. We have joined forces to do more, together. [Ed. See]
  • Nonprofit Quarterly: “The fact that these two organizations, so critical to our individual and collective ability to make sense of the sector, took around a decade to finalize their merger does not mean that they were twiddling their thumbs” @GuideStarUSA @CandidDotOrg #merger Candid: The Foundation Center/GuideStar Merger’s Noteworthy Process
  • Nonprofit Quarterly: “90 percent of board members interviewed said they felt leadership diversity was critical to success, but fewer than 50 percent had taken any steps to boost inclusion among their own boards.” Report Addresses Racial Diversity on Boards, But Misses Need for Cultural Change
  • BoardSource: Boards that allocate for social time are far more likely to see themselves as a collaborative team, and yet less than half are actually doing it. Learn more insights like this in our Leading with Intent study at #LWI2017
  • Nonprofit Quarterly: Who owns our story? Donors with big pockets? The big problem with museum-based narratives: Museums: Nonprofits in the Eye of the Perfect Narrative Storm
  • Harvard Biz Review: Nonprofits need to gather more data. Some simple tools can help Why Customer Feedback Tools Are Vital for Nonprofits
  • Jeffrey Bradach: Thought-provoking. Esp intriguing angle: under what conditions does blitz scaling make sense in the nonprofit sector (case example here: @CodeforAmerica)? Worth a deeper discussion by leaders in sector. via @qz
  • Vox: Why this billion-dollar foundation is becoming a corporation [Ed. Professor Ellen Aprill pointed out the misleading title as the foundation is not “becoming” a “corporation” and is instead using a “limited liability company” as part of its giving strategy.]
  • NowThis: ‘We have a system that is fundamentally broken.’ — Rep. @AOC is explaining just how f*cked campaign finance laws really are Rep. Ocasio-Cortez Proves Just How Easily Corporate PAC Money Can Influence Politics

Themed Media Selection:

‘Queen of Condescending Applause’: Nancy Pelosi clapped at Trump, and the Internet lost it (Washington Post)