Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 4/5/19

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:

  • “Some of Robert S. Mueller III’s investigators have told associates that Attorney General William P. Barr failed to adequately portray the findings of their inquiry and that they were more troubling for President Trump than Mr. Barr indicated, according to government officials and others familiar with their simmering frustrations.” NY Times
  • “A White House whistleblower told lawmakers that more than two dozen denials for security clearances have been overturned during the Trump administration, calling Congress her “last hope” for addressing what she considers improper conduct that has left the nation’s secrets exposed.” Washington Post
  • “For many years, American economists have spoken of Japan and Western Europe as places where the slow grind of demographic change — masses of workers reaching retirement age, and smaller generations replacing them — has been a major drag on the economy. … The deepest challenge for the United States economy may really be about demographics. And our understanding of the implications is only starting to catch up.” NY Times

Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:

  • National Council of Nonprofits: As we celebrate #CensusDay, @NatlCouncilNPs, @NatlAssembly, and @YWCAUSA filed an amicus brief with the #SupremeCourt in the case surrounding the #CitizenshipQuestion, explaining why the #nonprofit community relies on a fair, accurate, and complete count
  • Advancing Justice | AAJC: Happy Census Day of Action! NPR’s @hansilowang breaks down what you need to know about the #2020Census. #CountMeIn #AAPI2020
  • Chronicle of Philanthropy: Fifty percent of the women who responded to the survey said they had experienced sexually inappropriate behavior from donors.
  • Anne Wallestad: “Addressing Donor Misconduct: Advice to Boards and Leaders” A new piece from @AFPMikeGeiger and me in today’s @npquarterly. @BoardSource
  • Nic Duquette: A paper acceptance! My history of the US federal income tax deduction for charitable contributions is forthcoming in Business History Review. I’ve tweeted about this project before, but an acceptance seems like a valid reason to do so again. So, what’s in the paper? 1/ [Ed. Read the entire thread for an illuminating historical review of the charitable contribution deduction.]
  • Nonprofit Quarterly: How we must hold elite do-gooders to account moving forward: The Road Ahead: Will Philanthropic Critique Change Philanthropic Practice?
  • Adler & Colvin: Just published in @NYUJLPP! A new paper by Rosemary Fei and @EKGoro on the use of Section 501(c)(4) organizations to accomplish charitable lobbying, plus further thoughts by @eowexler on social welfare organizations as grantmakers #nonprofits #advocacy [Ed. The referenced edition of the NYU Journal focuses on 501(c)(4) social welfare organizations.]
  • Rick Moyers: My latest blog post: Three Things I Learned as Board Chair.
  • Margaret Sullivan: ‘Local journalism is very much at risk, and the public just doesn’t seem to realize it.’ …My new column about that disconnect, and what we stand to lose as a society, especially when the inevitable recession hits
  • David Brooks: Poverty is not going to be reduced by some innovation — some cool, new program nobody thought of before. It is going to be addressed through better systems that are mutually supporting and able to enact change on a population level. Winning the War on Poverty: The Canadians are doing it; we’re not.

Themed Media Selection:

Joe Biden and the Hard Choices for Democrats in 2020 (Time)