Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – December 2, 2011

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

  • GTak: Should Philanthropies Operate Like Businesses? Interesting debate in WSJ –
  • charitylawyer: Nonprofit Law Jargon Buster – 501(c)(3) Organizations and the Commerciality Doctrine
  • dallant: Should Gates Foundation, Omidyar Network & other foundations invest in for-profit companies? @ssstrom in NY Times
  • GTak: Before You Join That Board… – and from
  • GTak: Nonprofit board meeting minutes – by @emilychan – every board should have a plan about what to include & exclude
  • alicekorngold: [Five Ways to Navigate the Fiscal Crisis] It's about the board! and
  • GTak: Putting Charities to The Financial Test. Before you give them money, you need to do some due diligence.
  • lucymarcus: College trustees are board members, and then some: this role is layered w/ more complexity than for most corp entities
  • robreich: Curious: $4M salaries at a state university (or a non-profit private university) while working with the 501(c)(3) NCAA.
  • NickKristof: Terrific journalism: a look at how the wealthiest Americans use tax breaks to shield income
  • NickKristof: Want to understand why the Occupy movement resonates? Listen to a banker's tell-all. My column:

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