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 on Monday lost an early round of his court fight with Democrats after a federal judge ruled the president’s accounting firm must turn over his financial records to Congress as lawmakers seek to assert their oversight authority.” Washington Post
- “A confidential Internal Revenue Service legal memo says tax returns must be given to Congress unless the president takes the rare step of asserting executive privilege, according to a copy of the memo obtained by The Washington Post. The memo contradicts the Trump administration’s justification for denying lawmakers’ request for President Trump’s tax returns, exposing fissures in the executive branch.” Washington Post
- “The United States and China are digging in for a prolonged trade war, with the Trump administration set to announce a new bailout for farmers hurt by Beijing’s tariffs on Thursday and more companies saying they are redirecting supply chains away from China.” NY Times
Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:
- CNN: “On behalf of the eight generations of my family who have been in this country, we’re going to put a little fuel in your bus.” Morehouse College grads got a big surprise when billionaire Robert F. Smith announced he would pay off their student loan debt https://cnn.it/2MaEVV9
- Binyamin Appelbaum: A century ago, Andrew Carnegie paid to build 1,689 libraries across the U.S. They are monuments to the failure of public policy. Now Americans are once again being reduced to applauding acts of philanthropy necessitated by the failures of policy. NY Times
- Chronicle of Philanthropy: Opinion: Critiques of Philanthropy Are Important, but Some Have Entered the Realm of the Absurd
- Stacy Palmer: A must read oped from Robert Ross of the California Endowment: One Foundation CEO’s Plan to Respond to Today’s Outrages. What’s Yours?
- Nonprofit Quarterly: “If a foundation is going to invest only in things that entail no risk, then where is the hope of change?” An Illustrative Example of What Movement-Building Philanthropy Might Look Like
- Chronicle of Philanthropy: Elton John may be the best-known advocate on the planet in the battle against HIV/AIDS. In an interview with the Chronicle, @eltonofficial discusses how philanthropy has changed his life. https://bit.ly/2QeG640
- Leslie Barnes: How 501(c)(3)s Can Hold Elected Officials Accountable for Official Actions: Praising/Criticizing Electeds http://bit.ly/HoldAccountable
- For Purpose Law: Don’t Let Toxic Staff Remain in Place
- B Corporation: British Columbia became the first Canadian Province to pass benefit corporation legislation. The legislation was inspired by the work of #BCorps and the #BCorp Movement as a whole. BC Business
- The New Yorker: Sixteen-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg says that all she wants is for adults to act on the terrifying information all around them. But the impact of her message does not come only from her regard for the facts—she is an uncanny, gifted orator New Yorker