Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 9/14/18

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:

  • “Hurricane Florence, now downgraded to Category 1, continues barreling toward the southeastern United States. bringing with it lashing winds, powerful rains and the threat of “catastrophic” flooding.” Washington Post
  • “Population levels at federally contracted shelters for migrant children have quietly shot up more than fivefold since last summer, according to data obtained by The New York Times, reaching a total of 12,800 this month. There were 2,400 such children in custody in May 2017.” NY Times

Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:

  • Gene: Koch-backed charity must reveal donor list to California officials, appeals panel rules – Washington Post #transparency #darkmoney
  • Brian Mittendorf: Attorney friends: what effect does the IRS decision to stop collecting Schedule B info. have on CAs case here? [Ed. Good twitter discussion about the Koch-backed charity case was initiated by this tweet; see especially the contributions from Professor Phil Hackney.]
  • David Callahan: With a $2 billion pledge for homelessness and preschool, @jeffbezos has rolled out a solid plan for addressing some of the symptoms of inequality. But there are big steps he could also take to address its causes. Inside Philanthropy
  • Ariella Phillips: I’ll be updating this as philanthropy leaders and others share their reactions to Jeff Bezos’s $2 billion commitment to homeless and low-income families. Chronicle of Philanthropy
  • National Council of Nonprofits: Counting down the Top 10 #JohnsonAmendment quotes from the past year. #10: “Two people we should never trust: a religious leader who tells us how to vote and a politician who tells us how to pray.” from #CommunityNotCandidates
  • Marc Gunther: Why do foundation endowments underperform? | my new blogpost
  • CalNonprofits: THANK YOU to the many California nonprofits who supported #AB2252 by @AsmMoniqueLimon and thanks to @JerryBrownGov for signing it today! AB 2252 creates an online portal for nonprofits to identify state funding opportunities -> #CaLeg #NonprofitPower
  • Alana Semuels: Am really enjoying this book, by @AnandWrites, excerpted today in @TheAtlantic, taking to task entrepreneurs and philanthropists pushing a “win-win” mentality that says they can make money AND solve the world’s social problems at the same time. The Win-Win Fallacy
  • NCRP: “The bottom line is that a discussion of #DAFs inside the philanthropic community that fails to look at much greater inequities baked into the tax system as a whole leaves the proverbial elephant planted squarely in the middle of the room.” #philanthropy
  • Gene: Why Funding Overhead Is Not the Real Issue: The Case to Cover Full Costs NPQ  – @nff_news

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