Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 10/20/17

Catch up with the week’s notable events and shared resources with Nonprofit Tweets of the Week.

Notable Events of the Week:

  • 60 Minutes and The Washington Post released the results of their joint investigation about how “Congress effectively stripped the Drug Enforcement Administration of its most potent weapon against large drug companies suspected of spilling prescription narcotics onto the nation’s streets.” (Washington Post)
  • Rep. Tom Marino, President Trump’s nominee for the position of the nation’s drug czar, withdrew his name from consideration after the 60 Minutes/Washington Post investigation identified him as the chief advocate of the law that hindered the DEA’s ability to control the opioid crisis and financially benefited the drug industry, which poured money into key legislators election campaigns, most notably Marino and Sen. Orrin Hatch. (CBS News)

Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:

  • BoardSource: “A lack of diversity is a threat to our missions” – @AnneWallestad, CEO of @BoardSource, in her opening Plenary remarks today at #BLF2017. [Ed. Thrilled to see the BoardSource Leadership Forum: Igniting Leadership for Power, Purpose, and Impact focusing on this critical governance problem in the sector. On a separate note, we’re very proud that own Erin Bradrick will be speaking at the Forum later this morning.]
  • Roopa Dhatt: Board diversity not only improve outcomes, but it is about the values of nonprofits. Yet not reflected in boards #BLF2017 [Ed. Photos attached to the tweet included the following statements: 84% of all board members are white, 27% don’t have a single person of color on the board, 1 in 5 nonprofit executives … dissatisfied with board diversity AND placing “low” or “no” priority on demographics in recruitment. That’s crazy, isn’t it?  As David Williams said in his keynote (see below), there’s a serious empathy gap.]
  • David Williams: How racism makes us sick – My TEDMED talk was released this week @yvonnecoghill1 @naomi_priest [Ed. Mr. Williams delivered Thursday’s keynote speech at the BoardSource Leadership Forum.]
  • Michael Foerster: IRS Audit Technique Guide for Public Charities.
  • Nonprofit Quarterly: How to know what the #IRS is thinking about when considering audits: NPQ
  • Gene: #1 pressing challenge for the nonprofit sector today: inability to invest in capacity building or organizational effectiveness @IndSector
  • Stacy Palmer: Should You Invest Your I.R.A. in Friends, Family or Charitable Work? NY Times
  • Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting: Corporate Media Have Few Apologies for Getting IRS Scandal Backwards –  [Ed. It’s very problematic for our democracy when our major media fail to acknowledge when they write erroneous stories that change the course of our country. FAIR is a national media watch group that has criticized media bias and censorship.]
  • Gene: Clergy Housing Tax Break Ruled Unconstitutional – Again – Forbes
  • New York Times: George Soros is giving $18 billion to Open Society, which promotes democracy and human rights around the world

Themed Media Selection:

In saying #MeToo, Alyssa Milano pushes awareness campaign about sexual assault and harassment (LA Times)