Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 6/21/19

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:

  • “Tensions between the United States and Iran flared on Monday as Tehran said it would soon breach a key element of the 2015 international pact limiting its nuclear program, while President Trump ordered another 1,000 troops to the Middle East and vowed again that Iran would not be allowed to develop a nuclear weapon.” NY Times
  • “Iran’s downing of a US drone takes the bitter foes one step higher in a cycle of escalation that could soon overwhelm each side’s reassurances that they have no desire to tumble into war. … The situation is a huge test for an erratic and unpredictable President and the hawkish strategy of advisors who may be leading him into a dangerous dead end he is desperate to avoid.” CNN
  • “Trump has threatened to escalate trade conflicts with China, Mexico, the European Union and Japan, spooking business leaders and leading some to pull back investment. Similarly, budget and debt-ceiling talks with congressional leaders from both parties have sputtered, raising the possibility of another government shutdown in October. The uncertainty — and a cooling global economy — led JPMorgan Chase on Monday to predict that there was a 45 percent chance the U.S. economy would enter a recession in the next year, up from 20 percent at the beginning of 2018.” Washington Post

Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:

  • Emily Haynes: Americans decreased their charitable giving 3.4 percent from 2017 levels, according to “Giving USA.” Typically, individuals make up 70% or more of overall giving — but not in 2018. Did your charity see individual giving drop last year? via Chronicle of Philanthropy
  • Michael Theis: In related @GivingUSA news, let’s see how corporate giving responded to the 2018 tax cuts and…oh…hm…I see: [Ed. The tweet included a graph of corporate charitable giving as a percentage of corporate pre-tax profits from 1978-2018 – generally, a flat line showing no growth.]
  • Nonprofit Quarterly: This morning @GivingUSA released its report on charitable #giving in the US for last year. Here are some #philanthropy trends worth keeping an eye on: NPQ
  • Lucy Bernholz: Important intersections of nonprofit law and journalism. (Two things current #POTUS can’t be trusted with) Two new bills in Congress propose a helping hand for a hurting industry – Columbia Journalism Review
  • Skoll Foundation: “One of the things that Bryan Stevenson has argued is…how the narratives used to justify slavery are still connected with narratives that are used to oppress African Americans today.” #Juneteenth @eji_org Why celebrating Juneteenth is more important now than ever
  • Nonprofit Quarterly: Two reports released by @blackfutureslab and @BldingMovement prove that Black communities are impacted by inequity in access to resources and political power. Are we shocked?
  • Gene: NY Senate & Assembly just approved a NY “Johnson Amendment” bill. In 2017, I spoke at the 1st hearing of the CA Select Committee on the Non-Profit Sector about the federal threat of weakening the electioneering prohibition & possible state responses.
  • NNCG: JUST RELEASED! New Toolkit from NNCG. The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Toolkit for Consultants to Grantmakers
  • Ellen Aprill: I have just posted 2019 version of my tax guide for religious congregations. Addresses issues I am most often asked. Please share widely with any who might be interested.
  • La Piana Consulting: So delighted to share our interview with @GTak, talking about #nonprofit acquisitions of for-profits, where the devil is really in the details, and making sense of this special kind of #merger — w/ @larajakubowski

Themed Media Selection:

After a 4-year-old took a doll from a store, video shows Phoenix police pulling a gun on her parents (Washington Post)