Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 11/3/17

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

Notable Events of the Week:

  • The special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, announced charges on Monday against three advisers to President Trump’s campaign and laid out the most explicit evidence to date that his campaign was eager to coordinate with the Russian government to damage his rival, Hillary Clinton.” – NY Times
  • Republicans in the House unveiled their $1.51 trillion tax plan with big changes that will stir much controversy, including about who really benefits the most from the plan. NY Times
  • 8 people were killed by a driver in Manhattan in what appears to be an intentional and cowardly act of terror. Time

Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:

  • Chronicle of Philanthropy: Charitable giving could be hit hard by what’s in the tax bill — and what isn’t
  • National Council of Nonprofits: From @NatlCouncilNPs: #Nonprofits, Nation Cannot Afford This Proposed #TaxReform Plan #JohnsonAmendment
  • Bright Lines Project: Think the #JohnsonAmendment #TaxReform provision is narrowly drafted and won’t have much impact? Think again. 1/ [Ed. This was followed by two additional tweets stating: “This bill asks the IRS to get involved in determining what a church’s “ordinary” activities should be. And the only way to know if spending is “de minimis” is to look through all the church’s books. Opens them to very invasive review.”]
  • Nonprofit Quarterly: Why #nonprofits should care about the estate tax: NPQ
  • Business Insider: The proposed GOP tax plan will tax college endowments
  • Drew Lindsay: 6 of top 10 #Philanthropy400 orgs built around donor-advised funds. Goldman Sachs Phil Fund up 450%. Chronicle of Philanthropy  [Ed. CoP Editor Stacy Palmer astutely added: “This No 3 rank for Goldman is pretty stunning and demonstrates how philanthropy is changing fast”.]
  • Foundation Center – SF: We chat with @janmasaoka of @CalNonprofits about our 40th anniversary & the Bay Area social sector:
  • Erik Takeshita: We need to transform power, not transfer power; build for equity, not diversity; build ecosystems not pipelines @zentronix #GIArts
  • Bridgespan Group: Upstream USA was only founded a few years ago, but received a $60M big bet. How it made itself “big bettable:” Forbes
  • Fast Co. Ideas: “Our culture has been stewed in capitalist logic for so long that it feels impregnable.” (It’s not.)

Themed Media Selection:

Thanks for the memories! Game 7 was no classic, but this was still one great World Series (ESPN)