Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 12/8/17

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

Notable Events of the Week:

  • Senate Republicans pass 500-page tax bill “made possible by a near-complete Republican embrace of the idea that about $1.5 trillion of tax cuts will pay for themselves, by producing enough economic growth and additional federal revenue to offset their costs to the Treasury” or by an embrace of making the rich richer and keeping those in power, in power. NY Times & Washington Post
  • Massive fires rage around across Ventura and Los Angeles counties, forcing more than 100,000 people out of their homes. LA Times
  • President Trump endorsed Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore, “who has been accused by at least six women of initiating sexual advances when he was in his 30s and they were in their teens”, and the Republican National Committee restored its support for Moore, compromising the party’s honor and integrity according to Mitt Romney, the GOP presidential nominee in 2012. Washington Post

Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:

  • Sen. Amy Klobuchar: Breaking: On floor where senator Schumer asked to adjourn until Monday so that senators AND the American taxpayers can look at tax bill. We got it four hrs ago and it is 500 pgs w/1.4 tril in debt. Republicans are all voting no. #RipoffWith NoDebate
  • David Leonhardt: Brutal CBS poll on tax bill:
    35% approval
    24% say it helps their own family, 69% say it helps wealthy
    54% say it favors big donors vs 10% who say average Americans
    61% say Medicare/Soc. Security cuts will ultimately pay for it
    68% say Afford. Care Act changes shouldn’t be in bill
  • Sen. Bob Casey: [Paul] Ryan says Republicans to target welfare, Medicare, Medicaid spending in 2018 – Washington Post
  • Independent Sector: In coming days, House & Senate conferees will be coming together to reconcile #TaxReform bills passed by both chambers in recent weeks. Join us w/ @NatlCouncilNPs & @COF_ in urging conferees to protect the #JohnsonAmendment.
  • National Council of Nonprofits: Updated comparison of the most recent House/Senate tax proposals and how they impact nonprofits
  • National Council of Nonprofits: The Framing Institute research shows that @senorrinhatch has the same bias & misperception as many others: FrameWorks Institute identified the Individualism Trap as one of human service sector’s most significant communication challenges [Ed. This tweet from the Council was in response to mine quoting @SenOrrinHatch: “I have a rough time wanting to spend billions and billions and trillions of dollars to help people who won’t help themselves – won’t lift a finger – and expect the federal government to do everything.”]
  • Impact Alpha: Complicit: Where are impact investors as the tax bill redistributes wealth upward? #taxes #impact #senate #taxbill Impact Alpha
  • Gene: Easy Steps to Ward Off Questionable Copyright Claimants – TSNE
  • Business of Giving: @BoardSource Pres and CEO @AnneWallestad acknowledges the #need for #greatercollaboration in the #nonprofit sector. Her thoughts on the #roleoftheboard and how a #changeinperspective is #essential for these #collaborations to really be #meaningful here:
  • Alexander Reid: Read about the new Donor Advised Fund regulations here. Please let us know if you would like assistance preparing comments. Morgan Lewis

Themed Media Selection:

Time Person of the Year 2017 – The Silence Breakers