Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 9/20/19

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:

  • “A whistleblower complaint about President Trump made by an intelligence official centers on Ukraine, according to two people familiar with the matter, which has set off a struggle between Congress and the executive branch. The complaint involved communications with a foreign leader and a “promise” that Trump made, which was so alarming that a U.S. intelligence official who had worked at the White House went to the inspector general of the intelligence community, two former U.S. officials said.” Washington Post
  • “One moment, [President Trump] threatened to order “the ultimate option” of a strike on Iran in retaliation for attacks on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia. The next he ruminated about what a mistake it had been for the United States to get entangled in Middle East wars and welcomed Iran’s president to visit. To help sort through the alternatives, Mr. Trump on Wednesday named a hawkish new national security adviser, Robert C. O’Brien.” NY Times
  • “During the winter of [Deborah Ramirez’s] freshman year, a drunken dormitory party unsettled her deeply. She and some classmates had been drinking heavily when, she says, a freshman named Brett Kavanaugh pulled down his pants and thrust his penis at her, prompting her to swat it away and inadvertently touch it. … Ms. Ramirez’s legal team gave the F.B.I. a list of at least 25 individuals who may have had corroborating evidence. But the bureau — in its supplemental background investigation — interviewed none of them ….” NY Times

Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:

  • National Council of Nonprofits: The wait is over… Nonprofit Impact Matters is here! The story of the #nonprofit sector, told from the nonprofit perspective for the first time – and with a microsite providing state-by-state data. Check it out at
  • Chronicle of Philanthropy: America’s biggest charities continue to be overwhelmingly led by white men. CoP [Ed. Behind subscription paywall.]
  • Bridgespan Group: 8 steps you can take to manage your nonprofit through the tough times – and keep your organization in shape any time
  • Stacy Palmer: A minefield at universities: Whose money to take? via Boston Globe
  • Lucy Bernholz: How Rich Donors Like Epstein (and Others) Undermine Science | WIRED
  • Chronicle of Philanthropy: “That many seasoned fundraisers reacted to this news not with astonishment but with nodding heads and knowing looks is a reflection of the state of the nonprofit world and the growing need for change.” Opinion: MIT Scandal Exposes a Crisis of Ethics at All Nonprofits
  • Benjamin Soskis: Schambra on tensions w/in @Darrenwalker’s progressive philanthropy, as applied to cultural institutions which it seeks to reform but not dismantle. Schambra compares Walker to ’60 liberal college presidents facing radical protesters. He’s a fan but…ouch Philanthropy Daily
  • Washington Post: NRA board member and former president Marion Hammer obtained low-interest loan from affiliate she leads Washington Post
  • Cyndi Suarez: “If we acknowledge that we have come to a crossroads about the kind of leadership needed to take our sector forward, we can lessen our anxiety about departing from ‘the way we’ve always done things.’” via NPQ
  • Danah Boyd: Last night, I was honored by the @EFF. As I reflected on what got me to this place, I realized I needed to reckon with how I have benefited from men whose actions have helped uphold a patriarchal system that has hurt so many. Here is my acceptance speech: Medium

Themed Media Selection:

Those UFO videos are real, the Navy says, but please stop saying ‘UFO’ (Washington Post)