Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 12/29/17

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

Notable Events of the Week:

  • The Ninth Circuit ruled that President Trump’s most recent travel ban (version 3.0) exceeded the President’s power under the Immigration and Nationality Act. The Atlantic
  • “The Virginia State Board of Elections has postponed plans for a name-drawing on Wednesday to decide the winner of a deadlocked House of Delegates race — and possibly which party controls the chamber — after one of the candidates announced plans for a court challenge over whether the election was really a tie.” Washington Post [Ed. This has to be a call to action: a single vote may have determined (and may still determine) whether Republicans or Democrats will control the House.]

Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:

  • Ray Madoff: Tax reform has charities worried CNBC
  • IU Philanthropy: Patrick Rooney, professor of economics and philanthropic studies: The new tax-code overhaul will raise the price of charitable giving for millions of Americans, surely reducing how much money the nation gives @ConversationUS
  • Gene: On Christmas, the @WSJ Editorial Board wrote that killing the charitable deduction would have been the right economic decision and that “not-so-charitable charities, including the Catholic bishops and United Way” were ungenerous gripers WSJ  #scroogeisalive
  • Lucy Bernholz: The Uncharitable Charities WSJ … What’s important here is the language against #nonprofits (lobby, ungenerous, gripers) should have been a #blueprint2018 prediction – watch for continued vilification of #nonprofits @myen
  • Gene: Evidence that important considerations that should have informed the tax bill (now law) were and still are little understood by the #2 Republican in the Senate. [Commenting on Sen. John Cornyn’s tweet below.]
  • Sen. John Cornyn: Idiotic. The charitable deduction is fully preserved. Also, the dubious premise is that the reason people generously give to worthy causes is so they can deduct from their taxes. Nevertheless, everyone still can.” [In response to the Washington Post tweet below.]
  • Benjamin Soskis: This is a deeply disingenuous response. & it confirms my suspicion that the fact that charity got screwed in tax bill didn’t reflect a failure on the part of Ind Sector, etc to educate GOP but refusal of GOP to take charity seriously. They knew what they were doing & didn’t care. [In response to Sen. John Cornyn’s tweet above.]
  • Washington Post: Charities fear new tax rules could turn philanthropy into a pursuit only for the rich.
  • Gene: “Only 24 percent of taxpayers reported on their tax returns that they made a charitable gift in 2015, according to the analysis of Internal Revenue Service data. A decade earlier that figure routinely reached 30 or 31 percent.” – Chronicle of Philanthropy
  • Fast Company: Philanthropy in 2017 saw the rise of Trump-powered giving

Themed Media Selection:

When Harry Met Barry: The BBC Obama Interview NY Times