Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 5/12/17

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

Notable Events of the Week:

  • President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey while Comey was leading an investigation into Russia’s interference in the U.S. Presidential election. Trump’s dubious rationale for the firing essentially amounted to Comey being too harsh on Hillary Clinton. But there seemed to be widespread “concerns that Trump was trying to undermine a probe that could threaten his presidency.” Time
  • Sally Yates, former acting Attorney General of the United States, testified before a Senate subcommittee, stating that she warned President Trump, before he fired her, about Michael Flynn, who was the President’s National Security Adviser, and Flynn’s lie about his Russian contacts and his vulnerability to blackmail by Russia. It was also disclosed that two days after the election, former President Obama warned Trump about making Flynn his National Security Adviser to no avail. New York Times
  • Centrist Emmanuel Macron, who supports the European Union, soundly defeated far-right leader Marine Le Pen in France’s presidential election.  “Macron’s win was, in effect, that of the globalist over the nationalist.” Washington Post

Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:

  • Major Garrett: Via @npquarterly a useful discussion on the specifics of the #JohnsonAmendment NPQ [Ed. Chief White House Correspondent for CBS News reference to our own Erin Bradrick’s article in The Nonprofit Quarterly from last July.]
  • Amy Sullivan: “Trump’s toothless action is the inevitable consequence of years spent scaring white evangelicals w/faux outrages.” NYT Opinion: Clergy Members Aren’t Being Persecuted for Their Politics
  • Sandi Matthews: Secretive nonprofits back governors around the country via @npr
  • Nonprofit Quarterly: This classic must-read on nonprofit governance asks:  Do you have board problems or a problematic board?
  • Nonprofit Quarterly: How @FordFoundation’s historic $1 billion commitment to mission-related investing is transforming board discussions NPQ
  • NCRP: Refuse to do business with firms that undermine what your #foundation stands for #philanthropy
  • Exponent Philanthropy: Why #Foundations Should Reconsider Warren Buffett’s Advice @sonencapital
  • NPR: NPR & @frontlinepbs examine the politics, profit and problems of an affordable housing system in crisis. NPR
  • Salon: Why are Republicans attacking the Census Bureau? Because they don’t want an accurate count of Americans Salon
  • Tipping Point: Thoughtful editorial by @JohnDiazChron @sfchronicle on our $100M initiative w/ @SFGov & @mayoredlee #beatippingpoint

Themed Media Selection:

We’ve Found Sean Spicer’s Secret Hideout (The Late Late Show with James Corden)