Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 11/10/17

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

Notable Events of the Week:

  • A gunman senselessly killed 26 people in a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas during the morning service on November 5. NY Times
  • On Tuesday’s election, Democrats won key positions (including the governorships) in Virginia and New Jersey, leading CNN to declare: “Democrats sweep in Virginia, New Jersey”.  CNN
  • The House Ways and Means Committee added a last minute amendment to tax reform legislation that would allow partisan political activity not only by houses of worship but by all 501(c)(3) organizations. Nonprofit Times

Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:

  • National Council of Nonprofits: Our statement on @RepKevinBrady last-minute amendment to #TaxReformBill to further erode the #JohnsonAmendment’s protections for #nonprofits: Here’s our statement on this devastating development:

  • Council on Foundations: ALERT: Language added to the House tax reform plan today would destroy the #JohnsonAmendment & allow any 501(c)(3) to engage in political activities. Read why we oppose this. CoF
  • Nonprofit Quarterly: What’s at risk for nonprofits in the current #House #Tax Bill? The good, the bad, and the horrendously ugly NPQ
  • Anne Wallested: Great summary of big issues for NPs rolled up in the tax bill (and what we can do about it) by @NonprofitAF. #S4YM
  • Barack Obama: May God also grant all of us the wisdom to ask what concrete steps we can take to reduce the violence and weaponry in our midst.
  • Nonprofit Quarterly: #1 Start with Purpose There is a reason that your organization exists. What is it? Igniting Leadership for Power, Purpose, and Impact  [Ed. Transcript of the inspiring plenary from the 2017 BoardSource Leadership Forum, as delivered by Anne Wallestad, BoardSource’s president and CEO.]
  • Stacy Palmer: NYT giving section is online only this year NY Times
  • New York Times: Colleges are using shell companies to skirt taxes and bury investments that might spark protests, leaked files show
  • Benjamin Soskis: 1: I’ve said it many times before: tax avoidance has to be part of the story of contemporary mega-philanthropy. How Business Titans, Pop Stars and Royals Hide Their Wealth
  • Chye-Ching Huang‏: The House tax bill would give about as much in tax cuts to the top 0.1% as to the bottom 80%, per @TaxPolicyCenter:

Themed Media Selection:

Colbert: These Accusations Against Roy Moore Are So Damning, Voters Will ‘Make Him President!’ (Mediaite)