Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 8/24/18

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:

  • In a guilty plea entered in a Manhattan federal courthouse, former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen implicated Trump directly in some of his acts, saying he arranged to pay off two women to keep their stories of alleged affairs with Trump from becoming public before Election Day — in coordination with the then-candidate.” Washington Post
  • Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman, was convicted on Tuesday in his financial fraud trial, bringing a dramatic end to a politically charged case that riveted the capital.” NY Times

Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:

  • Stanford PACS: Featured in the New Yorker @robreich probes that tax subsidies for philanthropy may be promoting inequality and increase of giving to private philanthropies coincides with the decline of civic engagement. @darrenwalker and @AnandWrites are also featured.
  • David Callahan: Big picture: economic inequality has been translating into political inequality as the rich convert their wealth into influence. Election donations are part of that story. #philanthropy is a growing part of the story, too. In fact, such $$ may buy greater influence.
  • Axios: Facebook co-founders Mark Zuckerberg and Dustin Moskovitz are pouring millions into midterm initiatives on housing and criminal justice reform – Axios
  • BoardSource: Studies are showing the chilling effect the new tax laws are having on donations. Yet, we’ve heard reports of some #nonprofit #board members assuring concerned staff “not to worry.” Why is there a disconnect? – Nonprofit Times
  • Gene: Interim and transition rules for calculating UBTI for separate businesses under Tax Cuts & Jobs Act – Thomson Reuters  #UBIT
  • Sandra Feinsmith: Treasury Issues Crackdown on State and Local Tax Workarounds NY Times
  • Daniel Hemel: What stands in way of NY setting up following:
    -Any public charity registered in NY may apply to participate in Empire State Credit program;
    -Charity must pay 15¢ to NY for each credit;
    -Charity can give donors 1 credit for each $1 donated;
    -Credit reduces state tax by 15¢  1/
  • Policy Link: In a new report, we explore the opportunities and challenges posed by disaggregating data, and provide recs for research & policy practices to ensure that everyone in our diverse nation is counted:
    Webinar, Sept. 11
  • For Purpose Law: @forpurposelaw Nonprofit Insurance Needs: Common Risks
  • Gene: Tremendously proud of @CP_change and everyone who keeps us learning and evolving – When our Humanity Guides our Strategies  #ValuesAtTheCenter

Themed Media Selection:

“Truth Isn’t Truth” Was Not Even the Dumbest Thing Rudy Giuliani Said on Sunday (Inverse)