Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 1/19/18

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:

  • Last Saturday, a very scary false alert was issued by Hawaii’s emergency management agency: “BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL.” CNN
  • “The House approved on Thursday night a stopgap spending bill to keep the government open past Friday, but Senate Democrats — angered by President Trump’s vulgar aspersions and a lack of progress on a broader budget and immigration deal — appeared ready to block the measure.” NY Times

Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:

  • Chronicle of Philanthropy: Ways nonprofits can prepare before a government shutdown
  • Politico: GOP tax law a one-two punch to charities — and American giving http://politi.co/2DeXEK8
  • Darren Walker: Today, the institutions designed to protect and promote truth and justice in our society—to serve and strengthen our democracy—are under assault. For #philanthropy, this is the time to make civil society more resilient than ever. Ford Foundation
  • Nonprofit Quarterly: According to an alarming new memo, any US Dept of the Interior award of $50,000 or more to a nonprofit “that can legally engage in advocacy” is subject to review by political appointees NPQ
  • National Council of Nonprofits: Yesterday’s webinar Recording: “Now What: How the New Federal Tax Law Impacts Charitable Nonprofits” https://buff.ly/2CSxfxC Resources about the tax law and nonprofit operations, policy, and advocacy posted here https://buff.ly/2CWatFa What Qs do you have about the new tax law?
  • Ellen Aprill: My new piece on the Johnson amendment considers the possible constitutional implications of an exception for 501(c)(3) electioneering with de minimis incremental expenses combined with the availability of cheap speech. Illinois Law Review
  • Steve Case: [email protected]’s Message: Contribute to Society, or Risk Losing Our Support http://nyti.ms/2Dl4TiJ “Society is demanding that companies, both public and private, serve a social purpose” @andrewrsorkin #ImpInv #SocEnt
  • Jeanne Bell: This is my new piece for NPQ inspired by our journey at @cp_change and many of our friends and colleagues: The Leadership Ethos: How What We Believe Can Inform Our Leadership Practices via NPQ
  • Gene: But there’s a caveat – the fiscal sponsor should be vetted carefully as it is a more complicated structure to implement lawfully. I’m a big fan when it’s done right. NPQ  [Ed. My tweet was in response to a tweet to the article – The Stigma Against Fiscal Sponsorship Needs To End in Peak Insight Journal.]
  • Erin Bradrick: I’m looking forward to presenting “So You Wanna Join a Nonprofit Board?” at the Bar Association of SF w/@vlweatherford on Tue! Join us! BASF

Themed Media Selection:

Linger, Cranberries (YouTube)