Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 12/14/18

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:

  • “The stunning public spat [among President Donald Trump, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer], during which Schumer accused the president of throwing a “temper tantrum,” ended with Trump declaring that he’d be proud to shut down the government in order to get the money he wants for his long-promised U.S.-Mexico border wall. If the president follows through on the threat, about 25 percent of the federal government would begin to run out of money on Dec. 21, putting hundreds of thousands of federal workers at risk of getting furloughed without pay just before Christmas.” Chicago Tribune
  • A federal judge on Wednesday sentenced President Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen to three years in prison for financial crimes and lying to Congress, as the disgraced former “fixer” apologized for his conduct but also said he felt it was his duty to cover up the “dirty deeds” of his former boss.” Washington Post
  • “Theresa May Survives Leadership Challenge, but Brexit Plan Is Still in Peril” NY Times

Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:

  • Digital Civil Society: Just released: Blueprint 2019, Lucy Bernholz’s annual forecast on the big ideas and new horizons for #philanthropy and #DigitalCivilSociety in the coming year. Read it here: #blueprint19 @p2173 @StanfordPACS
  • Stacy PalmerThanks to @p2173 for sharing with @philanthropy her 10th annual list of the buzzwords we’ll all keep hearing in the new year. Hope readers will share more of the phrases that reverberate around the nonprofit world CoP 
  • Independent Sector: Ben from our team lays out what #nonprofits should watch for in the year-end tax policy shuffle, including guidance released this week from the Department of Treasury and some new legislation on the table in Congress. Tax Policy Shuffle: A December Tradition
  • Nonprofit Times: Feds try to explain, mitigate UBIT on parking and some fringe benefits with new guidance. Read all about it here. #UBIT #IRS
  • Accounting Today: The IRS issued interim guidance to help tax-exempt organizations deal with changes in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that impose new taxes on groups like churches and charities that offer free parking to clergy and employees.
  • Jesse Eisinger: The last time the IRS had as few auditors as it does now was 1953. The year Stalin died. The economy was 1/7 its size. @paulkiel & my big heave on how the IRS was strangled: How the IRS Was Gutted
  • Vu Le: 10 things progressive funders must learn from conservative ones, or we are all screwed #nonprofitAF #philanthropy Nonprofit AF
  • National Council of Nonprofits: The real costs of disasters for #nonprofits via @McqueeneyBryan of @RideOnTherapy @vcstar
  • Renee Loth: Charities are relying on fewer, richer donors, thanks to our concentration of wealth, acc to @philanthropy. This privatizes the social compact. If we had a fairer economy we might not even need the Bezos billions. My Boston Globe column
  • Independent Sector: Last week, Mareeha tackled Principle 11 for the newest installment of our #npethics blog series. Learn how you can ensure that you reflect deeply on board diversity, & what you should consider when it comes to your board’s representation. Principle 11: What’s Board Diversity Got to Do with It?

Themed Media Selection:

TIME Person of the Year 2018 – The Guardians