Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 5/19/23

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:

  • “Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s demand that any deal to raise the debt limit must include stricter work requirements for social safety net programs — and President Biden’s hints that he might be willing to accept such a bargain — has drawn a backlash from liberal Democrats in Congress, underscoring the tricky politics at play in bipartisan talks to avert a default.” NY Times
  • “The national COVID-19 emergency finally came to an end on Thursday, and the virus that caused it seems to be a waning force, but public health leaders are clear on one thing: This is no time to celebrate. It is time to prepare.” – Boston Globe
  • “External analysis of Turkish politics often tends to focus on the divide between political Islamism and secularism, between liberals and conservatives. But looking at Turkish politics today, there is one ideology that is represented across the board: nationalism.” Al Jazeera

Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:

  • National Council of Nonprofits: This week’s Nonprofit Champion Newsletter looks at the ramifications of the federal government running out of money and the growing threat to the nonpartisanship role of charitable organizations. Read the full newsletter: #Nonprofits
  • PittLaw: Look out for @EOTaxProf on 60 Minutes this weekend, Sunday, May 14, at 7 p.m. ET to discuss a whistleblower complaint to the IRS that alleges the misuse of a more than $100 billion reserve fund of The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints. Salt Lake Tribune
  • Philip Hackney: RS wins 501(c)(4) case in tax court regarding an accountable care organization Memorial Hermann trying to qualify as a social welfare org – court found its “activities primarily benefit its commercial payor and healthcare provider participants,” T.C. Memo. 2023-62
  • David Fahrenthold: NEW: Ever gotten a call from the American Police Officers Alliance, or the American Veterans Honor Fund? They’re part of a nonprofit network that has raised a staggering $89M from small, usually conservative donors. We found where the money went. How to Raise $89 Million in Small Donations — And Make It Disappear
  • Independent Sector: IS  joins more than 450 #nonprofit orgs in supporting the intro. of The Nonprofit Stakeholders Engaging & Advancing Together (Nonprofit SEAT) Act in the U.S. House of Representatives – H.R. 3245. Read more about the bill ➡️ #IndSector #SeatAtTheTable
  • Nonprofit Quarterly: Coaches, consultants and capacity builders share insight & lessons on how to sharpen skillfulness and #accountability in working with #nonprofits navigating internal turmoil: #capacitybuilding @MauriceWFP @coritabrown @ClaudiaHorwitz @daxdev
  • Stanford Social Innovation Review: How can funders actively support the land rights & environmental stewardship of Indigenous Peoples at the heart of the #climatecrisis? Fred Nelson, @JessicaSweidan, @torbjorngjefsen, Bryson Ogden @Ran9erB & @SolangeBandiaky on moving from pledges to action Better Climate Funding Means Centering Local and Indigenous Communities
  • For Purpose Law Group: CA’s Budget & Nonprofits: Part Three
  • NY Times: Black taxpayers have been far more likely to be audited than others, the IRS said on Monday. To address discrimination in how the tax code is enforced, the agency said it is considering changes to its case selection process.
  • Gene: Social Impact Primer 2023 from @dotcarly

Equity and Justice:

STAATUS Index 2023 Attitudes towards Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (The Asian American Foundation)

The Brutal Past and Uncertain Future of Native Adoptions (Gabrielle Glaser, NY Times)

“Making a Fuss” About Disability Rights (Heather Swadley, The Regulatory Review)

Allen mall mass shooting example of growing extremism in North Texas, community groups say (Kaley Johnson, Yahoo News)

How Asian-Pacific Islanders Shaped Environmental Activism (Alexia LeClercq and Moonassi, Atmos)

If there are any attorneys or law students who identify as Black, Native Americans, or Pacific Islanders who are interested in nonprofit corporate and tax-exemption laws and who’d like to pursue this area of practice, I’m committing one hour each week to being a resource. Please contact me if I can be of service. 🙏