Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – April 22, 2011

It's Earth Day!  Big news over the past week had to do with Greg Mortenson, author of the best selling book Three Cups of Tea, and investigations of his truthfulness and the charity he founded.  Our article on lessons learned from the Mortenson scandal will hopefully be published in a national paper soon (we'll provide a link on a future post).

Here are some of my favorite posts of the week in the areas of nonprofit organizations, corporate governance, philanthropy, and social enterprises: 

  • SSIReview: Greg Mortenson controversy ( sparks conversation about ethics & nonprofits (
  • pdgoldman: Great post by @p2173 on the fallout from Mortensen
  • nonprofitlawyer: Running compilation of articles on 3 Cups of Tea scandal by @Good_Intents – currently just under 100 posts
  • nonprofitatty: Independent Sector wants to review the lobbying restrictions on nonprofits; calls current regime unfair to nonprofit orgs
  • FYSE: To merge or no to merge? Join the conversation on Mergers in Social Ventures at @socialedge:
  • npquarterly: Guidestar has issued a report on what the mass revocation of the tax status of up to 321,000 nonprofits will mean.
  • GTak: Nonprofit Bylaws – Read What to Include and What to Leave Out via @charitylawyer and our
  • nonprofitlawyer: Mass. AG discusses push for default volunteer director laws & Siegel's earlier response
  • NonProfitBanker: Why an active Board is a must for both the nonprofit org & the volunteer leadership via @eJPhil
  • TrustEnabler: Your Board is in the Business of Change | Governance Corporation:
  • DavidSuzukiFDN: Have a happy Earth Day and check out our top 10 things you can stop Climate Change

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