Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – August 23, 2013



Just returning from a great trip to beautiful Vancouver. Have a listen to I Will Remember You by Vancouver's Sarah McLachlan (who founded the Sarah McLachlan School of Music, a nonprofit that provides music eduction to underserved and at-risk youth) while perusing this week's tweets:

  • Huffington Post: Here's why the IRS "scandal" is truly a "scandal" now
  • Bruce Bartlett: Reforming the deduction for charitable contributions. NY Times Blog
  • Nonprofit Quarterly: Does the "charitable" sector deserve its tax breaks? Some beg to differ
  • Rob Reich: Should Princeton, Harvard, and Stanford (and all endowed private schools) pay taxes? WSJ says yes. 
  • Tax Policy Blog: Why Shouldn't the Tax Foundation Pay Taxes? 
  • PhilanTopic: Independent Sector CEO Diana Aviv’s Statement Urging Rejection of Recommendations to Allow Political Activity by Charities
  • Gene: Nonprofits Are Balking at Law on Disclosing Political Donors [citing donor safety concerns] NY Times
  • Stanford Social Innovation Review: Measure to improve, not just to prove. If a piece of data won't influence how you act, don't collect it. @SSIReview
  • Jim Fruchterman: Important new SSIR Article zeroes in on the question: When Can Impact Investing Create Real Impact?
  • Kyle Westaway: What do investors think about Benefit Corporations?
  • Mashable: 20 Inspiring Startups Aiming to Improve the World

IMPORTANT tweets for startups (added 8/23/13):

  • Ellis Carter: Where The &%!?# Is My Exemption Application?
  • Emily Chan: Yikes. IRS experiencing 16 month assignment delay on exemption applications; 115% growth in open cases from 2010-12.