Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 7/20/18

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 stood next to President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia on Monday and publicly challenged the conclusion of his own intelligence agencies that Moscow interfered in the 2016 presidential election, wrapping up what he called a “deeply productive” summit meeting with an extraordinary show of trust for a leader accused of attacking American democracy.” NY Times
  • “President Trump on Tuesday grudgingly sought to inch back his warm remarks about Russia and its leader during a summit in Helsinki a day earlier, saying he had misspoken when he appeared to accept Russian President Vladi­mir Putin’s denials that Russia had interfered in the 2016 presidential election over the conclusions of his own intelligence community.” Washington Post [See also this opinion piece in the Post: Is this Trump’s most ridiculous denial yet?]

Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:

  • Nonprofit Quarterly: This law keeps turning up like a bad penny… Renewed Attempt to Curtail Johnson Amendment Passes US House [Ed. We’ve weighed in on our strong opposition to efforts to weaken or repeal the Johnson Amendment in several posts including this one. But there are many politicians (and one party) that favor allowing churches, temples, mosques, and synagogues to raise dark money from anonymous donors to fund political campaigns. Every time they fail, they put it in another bill, hoping to wear out the opposition (the vast majority of the general public and the religious communities). Don’t let them.]
  • National Council of Nonprofits: As the House passes yet another bill attacking the #JohnsonAmendment, #nonprofits tell politicians: we are neither your pawns nor your piggybanks
  • Gene: More on the change in the law eliminating donor disclosures on Form 990 for 501(c)(4) & 501(c)(6) orgs – WashPost; NYT; Vox #DarkMoney
  • Nonprofit Quarterly: In this first-of-its-kind report, Michael Wyland looks into how the relatively new IRS nonprofit automatic revocation process is impacting the nonprofit sector: How Many Nonprofits Are There?: What the IRS’s Nonprofit Automatic Revocation and 1023-EZ Processes Left Behind
  • Erin Bradrick: Trump Foundation Is Said to Face Tax Inquiry in New York – NY Times
  • Alliance for Charitable Reform: What could Tax Reform 2.0 mean for charities? Is UBIT More Than Charities Can Chew? Read about those issues and more in our latest newsletter. ACR News
  • Stanford Social Innovation Review: Civil society needs shared moral purpose, and must unite around a vision for the future for the communities it serves: via Robert Ross, president/CEO of#CivilRenewal @CalEndow
  • Kirk Stark: “The problem is that it will be very difficult for the IRS to prohibit efforts designed to circumvent the  SALT deduction limit without also disallowing the federal deduction for contributions to programs such as the Alabama Opportunity Scholarship Fund.” – Red state charities could be collateral damage from the GOP’s war on California’s high taxes (LA Times)
  • CBC News: CRA loses court challenge to its political-activity audits of charities  @DeanBeeby
  • Nonprofit Times: ~82% of #nonprofit CEOs believe racial #diversity is relevant to organizational goals and 79% said their orgs are at least somewhat racially diverse, according to new @CEPData survey – Nonprofit Times
  • TSNE MissionWorks: An open letter from @NonprofitAF and @TSNE to #Tech: We ask @Google, @Amazonsmile, @Facebook, @SlackHQ, @Microsoft, and others to make critical products and services available to thousands of fiscally-sponsored public charity projects – NPQ  #nptech [Ed. The tech giants and the philanthropic community need to better understand, recognize, and encourage fiscal sponsorship when it’s done properly. Thanks to Vu Le and our friend Josh Sattely for speaking out on this issue. And here’s the primer on fiscal sponsorship we wrote for the Nonprofit Quarterly – Fiscal Sponsorship: A Balanced Overview.]

Themed Media Selection:

Kimmel Uses Sesame Street to Teach Trump the Difference Between “Would” and “Wouldn’t” (Slate)