Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 6/15/18

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:

  • New York’s attorney general filed suit against President Trump and his three eldest children Thursday, alleging “persistently illegal conduct” at the president’s personal charity and saying that Trump had repeatedly misused the nonprofit organization to pay off his businesses’ creditors, to decorate one of his golf clubs and to stage a multimillion-dollar giveaway at 2016 campaign events.” Washington Post
  • President Trump concluded a historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un here Tuesday by sketching a path to prosperity for the isolated nation. But it remained highly uncertain whether the young dictator would embrace the offer by agreeing to eliminate his nuclear arsenal.” Washington Post
  • President Trump upended two days of global economic diplomacy late Saturday, refusing to sign a joint statement with America’s allies, threatening to escalate his trade war on the country’s neighbors and deriding Canada’s prime minister as “very dishonest and weak.”” NY Times

Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:

  • New York Attorney General: Our investigation found that the Trump Foundation raised in excess of $2.8 million in a manner designed to influence the 2016 presidential election at the direction and under the control of senior leadership of the Trump presidential campaign. [Ed. The NY AG’s petition can be found here.]
  • David Fahrenthold: Just talking to a former IRS official about this. He was amazed at the range of the violations here. “They hit an extroardinary catalog of how *not* to run a private foundation. There’s little else he could have done that would have made it worse.”
  • NYT Opinion: A former attorney for the chief counsel of the I.R.S. who specialized in nonprofit organizations, @EOTaxProf, believes Trump is criminally liable for his actions – Why the I.R.S. Should Go After Trump
  • Jesse Drucker: Marcus Owens, who ran IRS nonprofit division during Bush I and Clinton admins, cited several cases where people were criminally prosecuted for filing false charitable tax returns. The difference from Mr. Trump: those cases were “less egregious.”
  • New York Times: Why has President Trump’s charity faced years of legal scrutiny? And what does the New York attorney general’s lawsuit against it mean?
  • Stanford Social Innovation Review: Civil society is not some external institution that affects our lives from afar—civil society is us. @IndSector’s @dancardinali on why the #nonprofit sector must work to reverse Americans’ loss of trust: #civilrenewal
  • Nonprofit Quarterly: The Giving USA 2018 report is out! Here’s the good, bad and ugly on philanthropy trends: NPQ
  • BDO Nonprofit: From financial steward to risk mitigator, today’s #nonprofit CFO faces new challenges. 4 key takeaways from our 2018 Annual Nonprofit Summit:
  • Nonprofit Law News: The Advisory Committee on Tax Exempt and Government Entities (ACT) Final Report | by @bclplaw
  • Nonprofit Quarterly: “I cannot be silent when our country’s immigration policy destroys families, traumatizes parents, and terrorizes children.” When We Speak about Terrorizing Immigrant Children

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