Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 12/21/18

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:

  • Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, whose experience and stability were widely seen as a balance to an unpredictable president, resigned Thursday in protest of President Trump’s decision to withdraw American forces from Syria and his rejection of international alliances.” Washington Post
  • “For years, Facebook gave some of the world’s largest technology companies more intrusive access to users’ personal data than it has disclosed, effectively exempting those business partners from its usual privacy rules, according to internal records and interviews.” NY Times
  • “Interior Department Secretary Ryan Zinke submitted his resignation to the White House Saturday, facing intense pressure to step down because of multiple probes tied to his real estate dealings in his home state of Montana and his conduct while in office.” Washington Post

Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:

  • David Fahrenthold: BREAKING: @realDonaldTrump agrees to shut down his troubled charity, and give its money away to charities approved by a judge. The NY AG’s lawsuit against Trump & his kids will continue. Trump agrees to shut down his charity amid allegations that he used it for personal and political benefit – Washington Post
  • Alexandra Petri: No, not the Trump Foundation! – The Washington Post
  • AFJ Bolder Advocacy: In light of the Trump Foundation dissolving, check out our blog “The Trump Lawsuit: A Teachable Moment for Nonprofits
  • Erin Bradrick: Senate votes to overturn Treasury rule restricting donor disclosure requirements for some nonprofits:  via WSJ
  • Daniel Cardinali: Restoring Public Trust in Charities is Crucial. Here Are Key Next Steps. (Opinion) Chronicle of Philanthropy
  • Nonprofit Times: “Public policy is not the only front on which boards must step up.” – @AnneWallestad of @BoardSource of in our December #digital edition that looks ahead to 2019 – #nonprofit #philanthropy
  • GeneAwful but not really a “loophole” and not easy to solve. What is “educational” under 501(c)(3), and what should be disqualifying because it’s against public policy, and how much discretion should the IRS have in making these decisions? [Ed. This tweet was in response to “White supremacist groups exploit IRS loophole to make millions” in Think Progress.]
  • CEP: We’ve compiled the 10 most-read CEP blog posts of 2018, including writing from @chriscardona, @Rick_Moyers, @philxbuchanan, @GraceNicolette, @kmbolduc, and others.
  • McKinsey on Government: Drawing on in-depth interviews with more than 100 stakeholders, we explored what it will take for the impact economy to reach maturity. We also assessed the roles that key constituencies – including governments – would play. #ImpInv #PublicSector
  • Philantopic: Rethinking global #poverty reduction in 2019 @BrookingsInst

Themed Media Selection:

It’s a Wonderful Trump Cold Open – SNL