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:
- “One big risk is that a majority of voters may simply be exhausted by the cacophony of the Trump era that was on display at the weekend at the G7 summit in France and involves chaos, head-spinning policy reversals, lying as a matter of course, perpetual cultural warfare and widening national divides. … Above all, Trump’s behavior underscored how his combustible personality has transformed the United States from being one of the world’s most stable influences into one of its most disruptive forces.” CNN
- “Drugmaker Purdue Pharma is negotiating a multibillion-dollar settlement with lawyers for local and state governments that would resolve about 2,000 lawsuits against the company … The Sackler family, which owns the company, would relinquish control and contribute at least $3 billion in personal funds to the settlement, which could total as much as $12 billion ….” Washington Post
- “Farmers’ Frustration With Trump Grows as U.S. Escalates China Fight” NY Times
Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:
- Benjamin Soskis: There’s a tension in this article that underscores a danger of a lot of recent good critical writing on philanthropy. OOH, there’s the general sense of ineffectual nature of charitable giving to address large scale environmental crisis like in Amazon. People have donated millions to fight the Amazon fires. Will the money help?
- Leslie Barnes: DYK that 501(c)(3) orgs can call on Congress to exercise legislative oversight powers, and that is NOT lobbying? Here’s a great example from our friends @Freepress #AdvocacyInAction [Ed. RT of Free Press: Leaked documents show that the FBI lied about its tracking of Black activists, while consistently obscuring the real threat of white supremacy. Urge @RepCummings, @JerryNadler and @BennieGThompson to #ProtectBlackDissent: https://actnow.io/zOkHD5q?p2asource=freepress]
- Stacy Palmer: A new tax on big college and university endowments is sending higher education a message via @ConversationUS
- Sandra Feinsmith: Serve On Nonprofit Board, Face Tax Liability?
- Chronicle of Philanthropy: TechSoup says the direct public offering marks the first time the SEC has qualified a nonprofit to raise funds nationally through something called a Regulation A+/Tier 2 offering. CoP [Ed. Full article behind a subscription paywall. See also article on TechStartups.]
- Gene: Eight Myths of US Philanthropy
- Nonprofit Quarterly: NPQ is by no means convinced that there’s widespread abuse in donor-advised funds—but do we believe that the conditions exist for widespread abuse? That is a different question… http://bit.ly/2U9wwSb #DAFs #giving #philanthropy
- Chronicle of Philanthropy: Who needs a professional coach? Certainly not a new executive director. Right? Wrong, says Joan Garry. CoP
- Harvard Business Review: A group of prominent CEOs just signed a letter stating that a business’s purpose is about more than shareholder demands. Here’s what this means for society. 181 Top CEOs Have Realized Companies Need a Purpose Beyond Profit [Ed. HBR followed this article with Does the Business Roundtable letter actually mean anything?]
- Franklin Foer: My latest: The world is not up to the crisis in the Amazon. We need to rethink our conception of national sovereignty. The Amazon Fires Are More Dangerous Than WMDs