Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 11/16/18

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:

  • More than 600 people are still missing as the horrific Camp Fire continues to burn in Butte County, consuming 142,000 acres as of Friday morning and leaving thousands homeless. SF Gate
  • “But as evidence accumulated that Facebook’s power could also be exploited to disrupt elections, broadcast viral propaganda and inspire deadly campaigns of hate around the globe, Mr. Zuckerberg and Ms. Sandberg stumbled. Bent on growth, the pair ignored warning signs and then sought to conceal them from public view.” NY Times
  • “CNN’s Jim Acosta will return to his post at the White House on Friday following a court ruling that forced the Trump administration to reinstate his press pass.” CNN

Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:

  • NorCal GrantmakersOur friends @KQED are reminding us that despite the flames not discriminating in their destruction, “After the fires are out, however, it’s a different story. Across the nation, wildfires disproportionately affect the poor and people of color.” Read more: KQED News
  • Politico: Chuck Grassley plans to trade his Senate Judiciary Committee gavel to lead the Finance Committee next year, he said on Friday — leaving Lindsey Graham in line to replace him as chairman – Grassley to trade Judiciary gavel for Finance [Ed. Sen. Grassley previously served as Chair of the Senate Finance Committee and, with respect to the Committee’s view on tax-exempt organizations, emphasized enforcement and consumer protection over strengthening the sector.]
  • Alex Daniels: it’s reported @ChuckGrassley will chair Sen Finance. Here’s a thread of @Philanthropy pieces on his history of charity regulation. He led the 2006 tax exempt overhaul & with former staff like @DeanZerbe and @paulthacker11 he’s looked to rein in excess. DAF payout regs next? [Ed. The entire thread and the linked articles in The Chronicle of Philanthropy are worth a read.]
  • Nonprofit Times“In times of doubt, uncertainty and wrenching social change, civil society is more important than ever. But civil society cannot thrive unless it is trusted, effective and deeply engaged with as many stakeholders as possible.”  #Upswell2018 #LosAngeles
  • CalNonprofits: Breaking news: California Association of Nonprofits releases open letter to #Crowdfunding platforms, announcing new Principles for Responsible Crowdfunding:
  • Exponent Philanthropy: Two new reports on #GivingCircles from @WPIinsights and the Collective Giving Research Group explore the dynamics of members and hosts.
  • National Council of Nonprofits: 7 Ways to Ensure Safety and Privacy for #Nonprofit Donors #cybersecurity #nptech #techforgood via @BizTechMagazine
  • Nonprofit Quarterly: What role should nonprofits play in addressing wealth inequality? Our new webinar series, Remaking the Economy, will help you explore the practical range of economic options your organizations can consider:
  • Amy Costello: What is the role of philanthropy in a just society? @RobReich helps us understand that and more in the latest episode of the podcast: Tiny Spark
  • Margot Kushel: We know how to end homelessness. All we lack is the will. The US has cut homelessness among veterans in half since 2010 by funding evidenced-based housing initiatives. [RT Community Action: “Since 2010, the United States has cut veteran homelessness almost in half, providing a model for ending homelessness for all groups nationwide.” Read more: … via @naehomelessness]

Themed Media Selection:

Stan Lee, Marvel Comics’ Real-Life Superhero, Dies at 95 (Hollywood Reporter)