Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – May 6, 2011

Big news of the week: the death of Osama bin Laden and the royal wedding.  They have become two of the biggest news stories of the 21st century according to Global Language Monitor.  

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

  • IndSector: Get an inside look at the Tax Policy and Advocacy Expert Symposium held at IS. Video: Blog:
  • ssstrom: Baucus raises ?s about "fairness" of the charitable deduction:
  • GregLColvin: Looks like IRS is suddenly enforcing gift tax on donors to 501(c)(4) advocacy groups. Several of us have these cases. Is this political? [GT: get some background from AFJ here]
  • npquarterly: Are partnerships the new mergers? Exemplary inter-organizational relationships that benefit communities
  • Philanthropy: There’s No Penalty for Having Reserves [GT: read all four parts]
  • ascensuslaw: New blog post: Case lesson in dangers of cutting and pasting legal docs from internet without actually reading them
  • GTak: Lucy Marcus on board diversity – – BoardSource on nonprofit boards: 84% Caucasian –
  • nonprofitdirect: Bridgespan Launches New Online Resource for Philanthropists, PNN Online,
  • GTak: Common errors made by private foundations on their 990-PFs (Foundation Source)
  • nonprofitlawyer: How a Business Can Change the World by Inc. Magazine // RT @BCorporation Great feature on B Corps …
  • GTak: The Social Entrepreneurship Spectrum: Nonprofits With Earned Income (Inc.) – basic info only
  • BlendedValue: Really good piece on IPOs and B-Corp! Hot off the presses… Via MarianGibbon
  • nonprofitlawyer: Making Stories Work For Your Org & 4 Ways Nonprofits Can Increase Impact w/ Data via NTEN
  • Good_Intents: Reposting the Dos and Don'ts of Disaster Donations given the recent tornadoes in the U.S.
  • charitylawyer: … Nonprofit Business Planning – Steal All the Underpants! [GT: can't resist Ellis' description of this post on fiscal sponsorship as an alternative to starting a nonprofit and her reference to South Park!]

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