Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 7/5/19

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:

  • “Inside the Secret Border Patrol Facebook Group Where Agents Joke About Migrant Deaths and Post Sexist Memes: The three-year-old group, which has roughly 9,500 members, shared derogatory comments about Latina lawmakers who plan to visit a controversial Texas detention facility on Monday, calling them “scum buckets” and “hoes.”” Pro Publica
  • “Overcrowded, squalid conditions are more widespread at migrant centers along the southern border than initially revealed, the Department of Homeland Security’s independent watchdog said Tuesday. Its report describes standing-room-only cells, children without showers and hot meals, and detainees clamoring desperately for release.” NY Times
  • “What a Pediatrician Saw Inside a Border Patrol Warehouse: Dolly Lucio Sevier evaluated dozens of sick children at a facility in South Texas. She found evidence of infection, malnutrition, and psychological trauma.” The Atlantic

Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:

  • Independent Sector: Things have heated up on Capitol Hill! Lots of issues are seeing significant legislative action AND a long-time sector priority was signed into law! Here’s a quick roundup of the major updates that may impact your work in the coming month. #VoicesforGood DC Download – June 2019
  • Chronicle of Philanthropy: President Trump signed a law making electronic filing of tax forms mandatory. Nonprofit oversight groups have sought e-filing requirements for years.
  • National Council of Nonprofits: Voices from the Field: What the US Supreme Court’s Census Decision Means for #Nonprofits via @npquarterly #CitizenshipQuestion NPQ
  • Colleen Murphy: FRIDAY NEWS DUMP: IRS releases its rules on the endowment tax aimed at rich colleges
  • Leslie Barnes: #Nonprofits have an important role to play in #Election2020. @AFJBeBold has tools explaining how different NPs can legally engage with candidates and voters. Comparison of 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) permissible activities ElectionActivityChecklist
  • ICNL Alliance: Research has shown that legal restrictions on civil society do not reduce the number of terrorist attacks. Effective counter-terrorism strategies should strengthen civil society, not weaken it, says UN Special Rapporteur ECNL @NiAolainF @ACharbord
  • ICNL Alliance: Civil society and the ability to exercise the core civic space freedoms – the freedoms of association, expression, and peaceful assembly – have been under threat for many years. What can donors do to push back? Our 2018 report explores:
  • Independent Sector: In one of the most remarkable partnerships in modern American political history, George Soros and Charles Koch are joining to finance a new foreign-policy think tank in Washington that will promote peace and security through diplomacy and restraint. Boston Globe
  • Adler & Colvin: New post on #Nonprofit Law Matters: Private School Nondiscrimination Policies – Website Publication Now Meets IRS Requirements
  • Gene: Perfect day [July 4, 2019] to commit to making these truths more self-evident – that all men are created equal, that governments derive their power from the consent of the governed. “I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just.” – Thomas Jefferson Go Read the Declaration of Independence

Themed Media Selection:

Democratic Lawmakers Outraged by ‘Dehumanizing’ Conditions at Migrant Detention Centers (Time)