Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 1/11/19

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:

  • President Trump delivered a forceful and fact-challenged televised plea to the nation Tuesday night for his long-promised border wall, declaring “a growing humanitarian and security crisis” at the southern border and blaming congressional Democrats for the partial government shutdown that he helped instigate three weeks ago.” Washington Post
  • The White House has begun laying the groundwork for a declaration of national emergency to build President Trump’s border wall, a move certain to set off a firestorm of opposition in Congress and the courts but one that could pave the way for an end to the three-week government shutdown.” Washington Post
  • As a top official in President Trump’s campaign, Paul Manafort shared political polling data with a business associate tied to Russian intelligence, according to a court filing unsealed on Tuesday. The document provided the clearest evidence to date that the Trump campaign may have tried to coordinate with Russians during the 2016 presidential race.” NY Times

Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:

  • For Purpose Law: Charities’ Congressional Wish List
  • Independent Sector: The new House oversight package introduced this week would reverse previous policy that prohibited the IRS from clarifying the permissible political activities of tax-exempt 501(c)4 social welfare organizations. House Bill Would Lift Ban on IRS Politicking Rules for Nonprofits
  • Nonprofit Quarterly: Trending in Policy: IRS Provides Interim Guidance on Tax on High Nonprofit CEO Compensation
  • Brian Gallagher: To solve a problem, you have to ask the right questions. To build stronger communities, we have to re-define success. We need to examine our systems in place and develop new solutions that give everyone greater opportunity and purpose. Chronicle of Philanthropy
  • Darren Walker: #Philanthropy was crucial in creating the blueprint for social progress in the 20th century. Today, we have an obligation to continue to listen and do better. Here’s how—a vision for philanthropy in the new year. #FromGenerositytoJustice The coming of hope: A vision for philanthropy in the new year …
  • Hewlett FoundationIn a new essay, our president Larry Kramer offers his thoughts on why listening to, and really trying to understand, our critics is important – for the Hewlett Foundation, for #philanthropy, and for our democratic society. Listening to the people who think we are wrong
  • Antony Bugg-Levine: I’ve waited 7 years to write this in @Philanthropy : 7 questions I wish I had asked as a #foundation program officer. Foundation friends (and @philxbuchanan): what additional questions do you ask? Nonprofit friends: what question do you wish got asked? Questions I Wish I’d Ask
  • BoardSource: A Year in Review: The Best Blogs of 2018 – Get ready for a great 2019 by taking a look back at some of the great blogs we posted in 2018.
  • BoardSource: You’re seeing a lot of “Top ___ of 2019” lists right now, but here’s a ‘twist’ on the top ten governance trends For 2019 Forbes
  • Wagenmaker & Oberly: Looking to file with the IRS? We’ve written a brief update on the impact of the #governmentshutdown: No We Can’t Help You – IRS Amid the Government Shutdown #nonprofit #charity

Themed Media Selection:

Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez Dancing Is Now a Meme, and She’s in on It (Vice)