Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 11/30/18

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:

  • In two major developments this week, President Trump has been labeled in the parlance of criminal investigations as a major subject of interest, complete with an opaque legal code name: “Individual 1.”” Washington Post
  • The Senate on Wednesday delivered a historic rebuke of Saudi Arabia and President Trump’s handling of the fallout over journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s killing last month, as a decisive majority voted to advance a measure to end U.S. military support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen.” Washington Post
  • A lawyer for Paul Manafort, the president’s onetime campaign chairman, repeatedly briefed President Trump’s lawyers on his client’s discussions with federal investigators after Mr. Manafort agreed to cooperate with the special counsel, according to one of Mr. Trump’s lawyers and two other people familiar with the conversations. … Some legal experts speculated that it was a bid by Mr. Manafort for a presidential pardon even as he worked with the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, in hopes of a lighter sentence.” NY Times

Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:

  • Ellen Aprill: Happy #AccountabilityMonday! Reading a charity’s Annual Information Return on Form 990 can be helpful but also intimidating. Here are two useful guides: https://www.npccny.org/form_990/ and https://www.npccny.org/new990/ .
  • Lucy Bernholz: PHILANTHROPY 2173: Media Manipulation and Giving Tuesday
  • Ray Madoff: I have a new op-ed on Mike Whitaker and DAFs | We don’t know who was paying Matthew Whitaker, and that’s a problem Washington Post
  • Bridgespan Group: [email protected]’s Race Equity Cycle: 3 stages of organizational change necessary to achieve a race #equity culture- https://bspan.org/2nEjblj (see graphic below)
  • Gene: America Needs to Align Technology With a Public Purpose: Disruptive innovations won’t produce a better society unless we work to contain their harms and spread their benefits. The Atlantic
  • Vox: A charity just admitted that its program wasn’t working. That’s a big deal.
  • Chronicle of Philanthropy: “If policy makers wanted to increase charitable giving even more explicitly, they could design a ‘civil-society tax credit’ or ‘stakeholding grant’ tied to the percentage of earnings a taxpayer gives away in a year,” says @robreich. CoP
  • Ben Soskis: This is a fantastic article on the switch that many charitable orgs are making from 501c3 to 501c4 tax status and what that suggests abt changing attitudes toward social change. The Atlantic
  • National Council of Nonprofits: Great news for #nonprofits: @RepKevinBrady proposing to kill new tax on churches, colleges, other nonprofits via Politico and @Brian_Faler
  • CalNonprofits: Our 2018 Unconventional Holiday Giving Guide is out now! Get tips for making meaningful gifts, and ways to avoid scam charities.

Themed Media Selection:

SpongeBob’s Creator Has Died, But the Memes Are Eternal (Wired)

Race Equity Cycle
Race Equity Cycle – Equity in the Center