Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 10/12/18

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:

  • “The world stands on the brink of failure when it comes to holding global warming to moderate levels, and nations will need to take “unprecedented” actions to cut their carbon emissions over the next decade, according to a landmark report by the top scientific body studying climate change.” Washington Post
  • “Scientists are increasingly confident of the links between global warming and hurricanes. In a warming world, they say, hurricanes will be stronger, for a simple reason: Warmer water provides more energy that feeds them.” NY Times [Ed. See also the NY Times live updates on Hurricane Michael.]
  • A leading Republican senator [Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Corker] said Thursday that he believes Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered and that “there is no question the Saudis did this.” … Corker’s comments highlight a growing tension between Congress, which is calling for action on Khashoggi, and the White House, where President Donald Trump has indicated he’s aware of Saudi responsibility but signaled that he’s unwilling to take punitive steps, particularly ending arms sales to the kingdom because of the US jobs they generate.” CNN

Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:

  • NCRP: How do you know if your foundation’s board is providing effective CEO oversight? Here are 4 important questions you should ask: @BoardSource #philanthropy #ResponsivePhilanthropy
  • Gene: Must read from the consistently provocative & relevant @nonprofitaf – Brett Kavanaugh, and why we must stop intellectualizing and take more actions NonprofitAF
  • Women’s Philanthropy: NEW REPORT | How did the 2016 election influence women and men’s giving to charitable organizations? Download our latest report for key insights: #WomensPhilanthropy #philanthropy
  • David Callahan: Mainstream foundations have been warned again and again for over 20 years that all their work would be jeopardized if the right and its funders fulfilled their plans for dominating SCOTUS and much else. Now, the future has finally arrived. Inside Philanthropy
  • Don Chen: Must read—”Racial justice—the systemic, fair treatment of ppl of all races that results in equitable opportunities & outcomes for all—cannot be a separate goal or outcome; it must be the central objective of our collective work”—@alisontcorwin @Surdna_Fndn SSIR
  • Cynthia Gibson: Dear Funders (of all kinds): Yes, you CAN authentically engage with constituents, grantees & peers in ALL parts of the grantmaking process. New report has advice from 30 grantmakers already doing it! @GrantCraft #shiftthepower @fdncenter
  • For Purpose Law: Federal Action – and Inaction
  • Alex Daniels: new research on tax incentives and giving. Lots of worry abt the larger standard deduction = fewer gifts. But will the increase in the AGI limit make up for that? @NicDuquette looks into the history of AGI increases—not a lot give at this level, but they account for a lot of $ [Ed. Daniels references Duquette’s Twitter stream, which includes the link to Duquette’s paper.]
  • Wall Street Journal: The IRS is still struggling with its role policing nonprofit groups’ political activities, the tax agency’s inspector general said, and more. See the latest from the campaign trail ahead of Election Day. WSJ
  • The Atlantic: Just 20 percent of young adults voted in 2014, the lowest turnout rate ever recorded. For that to change in 2018 and beyond, schools have to be more proactive about teaching civics, writes @aliaemily. Atlantic  [Ed. Nonprofits that want changes to policies and laws also need to engage young adults, who represent an immense, untapped power to create change.]

Themed Media Selection:

Taylor Swift on Instagram – ” … Go to and you can find all the info. Happy Voting! 🗳😃🌈”