Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 8/23/19

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:

  • “Huge tracts of the Amazon, which serves as the lungs of the planet by taking in carbon dioxide, storing it in soils and producing oxygen, are ablaze. Smoke from the widespread fires have turned day into night in Sao Paulo, and intensified a controversy over the Brazilian government’s land use policies.” Washington Post
  • “HONG KONG — A sea of Hong Kong protesters marched through the dense city center in the pouring rain on Sunday, defying a police ban, in a vivid display of the movement’s continuing strength after more than two months of demonstrations, days of ugly violence and increasingly vehement warnings from the Chinese government. … Organizers estimated at least 1.7 million people had turned out — nearly one in four of the total population of more than seven million — making it the second- largest march of the movement, after a protest by nearly two million on June 16.” NY Times
  • “America’s federal deficit will expand by about $800 billion more than previously expected over 10 years due primarily to two legislative packages approved this year, pushing the nation further into levels of debt unseen since the end of World War II, the Congressional Budget Office said Wednesday.” Washington Post

Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:

  • Lucy Bernholz: Business Lobby Spending Is Double What’s Publicly Reported
  • Andy Ho: As Politics Creep Into Philanthropy, Beneficiaries Come Under Fire @nytimes
  • Jeanne Bell: Nonprofits Face Collateral Damage from Sometimes Unsavory Benefactors via @npquarterly
  • UN Climate Change: On #WorldHumanitarianDay, a reminder that during the past 20 years, over 90% of disasters were #climate-related, & that the number & severity of such disasters is rising. #WHD2019 The Sept. @UN #ClimateAction Summit, Regional Climate Weeks & #COP25 need to provide answers.
  • Eric Holthaus: Here’s what people need to understand about @BernieSanders’ new climate plan: This is it. This is our one chance to build a just & equitable world before the climate emergency tips out of control. We need to give it everything we’ve got. This plan does. Bernie Sanders’ $16 Trillion Climate Plan Is Nothing Short of a Revolution
  • Nonprofit Quarterly: “We strongly urge foundations to move beyond a narrative of expert elites listening to beneficiary voices and towards adopting internal structural changes and practices that actively advance equity and justice.” #participatorygrantmaking
  • Benjamin Soskis: Some interesting tax issues here but also important to note that this represents a second generation of the philanthropic pledge, after Giving Pledge (that has no consequences for failing to fulfill it) w/ some accountability built in. See @FoundersPledge too. [Ed. Comment to RT of Financial Times: WeWork founder may miss out on tax break for $1bn charity pledge. Several exempt organizations tax practitioners are also skeptical about the deductibility of the “contributions.”] Financial Times
  • Harvard Business Review: Board directors should discourage griping, be inclusive, and track the content of their conversations. Back Channels in the Boardroom
  • For Purpose Law Group: The Census Citizenship Question & The Supreme Court Cliffhanger
  • Washington Post Opinions: CEOs say shareholders won’t be No. 1 anymore, @DeanBaker13 writes. Turns out they already weren’t. Washington Post

Themed Media Selection:

The 1619 Project (New York Times)