Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 5/17/19

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 efforts to calm investors while he launches a full-scale trade war with China showed signs of cracking Monday, as one of his top advisers admitted the approach could damage the U.S. economy, a Goldman Sachs report predicted it might lead to higher interest rates, and China vowed to impose tariffs on $60 billion in U.S. goods on June 1.” Washington Post
  • “The State Department ordered a partial evacuation of the United States Embassy in Baghdad on Wednesday, responding to what the Trump administration said was a threat linked to Iran, one that has led to an accelerated movement of American ships and bombers into the Persian Gulf.” NY Times
  • “Hours after the Alabama Senate voted late Tuesday to ban abortions in almost all circumstances — including in cases of rape and incest — women’s rights activists and abortion rights advocates said the decision to approve the nation’s strictest abortion measure has energized them. Knowing that the bill was designed to challenge Roe v. Wade, they are gearing up for the fight.” Washington Post

Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:

  • National Council of Nonprofits: Thousands of tax-exempt #nonprofits are facing brand-new tax bills tomorrow [May 15]. Learn about the new taxes at and, for nonprofits, let us know how those taxes are diverting funds from serving your community at #NonprofitTaxDay
  • Alliance for Justice: 501c4s have an image problem. But we can’t lose sight of the fact that so many c4s are fighting for policies that benefit the most underserved communities and to protect the rights we have fought so hard for, says @NikhilAFJ. #nonprofits 501c4 Nonprofits’ Image Problem Is a Problem for All of Us
  • New York Times: As the NRA lavished pay and perks on its leaders and partners, it increasingly relied on its own charity for funds. Tax experts have questions. At the N.R.A., a Cash Machine Sputtering
  • New York Times: The Metropolitan Museum of Art said it would stop accepting money from members of the Sackler family who have ties to the maker of OxyContin
  • Philantopic: “The core idea — that foundations should be held to a higher standard of #equity and community impact — has moved from the margins of sectoral discourse to its center….” @NCRP #philanthropy
  • Nonprofit Times: In a nearly unanimous vote, #California Assembly advanced legislation that impacts how #nonprofits can value #GiftsInKind donations, an issue that the state Attorney General has pursued in recent years – #GIK #fundraising #accounting #FASB
  • Jim Fruchterman: I’m on fire about the U.S. Census, with a new piece in @SSIReview: Funders Can Bolster Democracy by Supporting Census Tech. #TechforGood #socent [Ed. Jim followed up this tweet with another stating: “I think that a more complete Census is critical for American democracy! There are tremendous return on investment opportunities in Census tech, and a handful of exciting social entrepreneurs with great ideas and enterprises.”]
  • Bridgespan Group: How to integrate #diversity, #equity, and inclusion into your nonprofit’s everyday operations: it’s a marathon, not a sprint: Advice from @drmghernandez #DEI
  • Bridgespan Group: Philanthropy and government funding alone is not enough to reach the $3.9 trillion/year needed between now – 2030 to meet the #SDGs. Why you should care about #ImpInv, an introduction:
  • Toniic: “Unless we measure & manage the negative along w/ the positive, we cannot be sure we are achieving our intended net societal and environmental benefits” Our CEO @adam_bendell on the importance of positive net impact in #impactinvesting via Financial Times

Themed Media Selection:

Bill Nye tees off on climate change skeptics: ‘The planet is on f—ing fire!’ (The Hill)