Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 8/17/18

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:

  • “Bishops and other leaders of the Roman Catholic Church in Pennsylvania covered up child sexual abuse by more than 300 priests over a period of 70 years, persuading victims not to report the abuse and law enforcement not to investigate it, according to a searing report issued by a grand jury on Tuesday.” NY Times
  • “President Trump on Wednesday followed through on threats to strip the security clearance of former CIA director John O. Brennan, igniting a firestorm of criticism that the president was recklessly attempting to distract from his own political problems and silence high-profile critics. … [S]ecurity experts have described such a move as unprecedented and warned that words and actions protected by the First Amendment aren’t grounds to take a clearance away.” Washington Post
  • “On Thursday afternoon, with the furor over Omarosa Manigault Newman’s tell-all memoir of her year in the White House slightly fading, reality TV’s favorite villain struck again.” CNN

Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:

  • Boston Globe: The Globe editorial board called for an end to President Trump’s sustained assault on the #FreePress. Hundreds of publishers around the US answered that call
  • Nonprofit Quarterly: NPQ has shown you how to kill a nonprofit, and here’s how to save a nonprofit: NPQ
  • Alliance Magazine: What surprised us (and what didn’t) about U.S. Foundations’ Global Giving … @nataliejoross @laurenjbradford + @ingaingulfsen share their reflections on The State of Global Giving by U.S. Foundations – a decades long collaboration between @COF_ & @fdncenter
  • Atlantic Philanthropies: @atlantic’s former and current board and staff from around the world were asked to give an accounting of efforts they believe fell short, why things went wrong, what lessons were learned, & what they’d do differently. This report summarizes their answers:
  • Catherine Garcia: Fascinating takeaways: ~55% of young professionals in #philanthropy plan to leave in 5 years. Less than 21% think the sector isn’t inclusive despite their mission. Less than 1/2 believe their institutions aren’t relevantly addressing today’s issues. Time for a chat, ya’ll. [Ed. Citing EPIP’s Dissonance & Disconnects Report.]
  • Nonprofit Law News: Understanding And Planning For The Excise Tax On Executive Compensation Paid By… | by @seyfarthshawllp
  • BDO Nonprofit: What are the top issues facing #nonprofits? BDO’s #nonprofit #benchmarking survey gives the highlights:
  • Wagenmaker & Oberly: Are houses of worship immune from IRS scrutiny against them and their staff? The current bar is exceedingly high for the IRS to pursue #religious institutions, but not insurmountable: W&O #nonprofit
  • Fast Company: As companies become purpose-led, where does that leave charities?
  • ABA Journal: “Justice doesn’t come when you only do the things that are comfortable and convenient. We advance justice only when we’re willing to do things that are uncomfortable.” #BryanStevenson #ABAAnnual ABA Journal

Themed Media Selection:

Aretha Franklin: A Legacy in Music (The New Yorker)