Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 5/18/18

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:

  • “Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s investigation into whether the Trump campaign coordinated with Russia to influence the 2016 election turns a year old on Thursday. In 365 days, Mueller’s team has charged 19 people, as well as three companies, and secured five guilty pleas [including from three former Trump campaign or administration officials: national security adviser Michael Flynn, deputy campaign chairman Rick Gates and campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos].” Washington Post
  • “Protest turned to mourning across Gaza on Tuesday as the territory came to a reckoning with the violence at the border fence with Israel on Monday, when Israeli soldiers killed 60 protesters and wounded many hundreds more.” NY Times

Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:

  • Gene: NEW: IRS/Treasury – Charitable contribution procedures updated – Journal of Accountancy | Rev. Proc. 2018-32
  • Nonprofit Quarterly: “What does it mean for America’s nonprofit sector to lead bravely and ethically?” NPQ
  • Bridgespan Group: Despite wide voter support, #philanthropists engaging in #advocacy are the exception. For those considering engaging, 5 strategic questions to think through: https://bspan.org/2Irk7SB
  • Fast Co. Ideas: Here are some simple ways that nonprofits have found to get around their stickiest problems. Fast Company
  • Independent Sector: [email protected] & @RepCuellar introduced a universal charitable deduction bill this week. Check out remarks from @DanCardinali & @VikkiSpruill plus our joint release with @COF_ on this update.
  • Nonprofit Quarterly: Could this court ruling in California change everything for the gig economy?  NPQ [Ed. California nonprofits pay attention – new test from the California Supreme Court on whether your workers are employees or contractors.]
  • BoardSource: Our new resource tackles board members’ codes of conduct and ethics. Download it here: https://hubs.ly/H0c5rk_0
  • Alana Semuels: Many observers of philanthropy told me they’re worried about the rise of donor-advised funds, which give the wealthy hefty tax breaks when they put money into a fund, but have no requirement that money is spent anytime soon. The Atlantic  [Ed. Important and helpful article re: donor-advised funds but read more (including https://www.urban.org/research/publication/discerning-true-policy-debate-over-donor-advised-funds) before making any decisions about them and how they should be regulated.]
  • Nathan Vardi: Foundations Of Hedge Fund Managers Gave The Most To Controversial Donor-Advised Funds via Forbes
  • Fast Co. Ideas: The nonprofit sector is the third largest employer in America: https://buff.ly/2jXwmfj

Themed Media Selection:

Yanny vs. Laurel: What do you hear? (CBS News)