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:
- “The House Judiciary Committee on Thursday abruptly put off a historic impeachment vote, turning back Republican attempts to derail the process and setting up final action on Friday to approve charges that President Trump abused his power and obstructed Congress.” NY Times
- “A confidential trove of government documents obtained by The Washington Post reveals that senior U.S. officials failed to tell the truth about the war in Afghanistan throughout the 18-year campaign, making rosy pronouncements they knew to be false and hiding unmistakable evidence the war had become unwinnable.” Washington Post
- “A Justice Department inspector general’s report examining the FBI investigation of President Trump’s 2016 campaign rebutted conservatives’ accusations that top FBI officials were driven by political bias to illegally spy on Trump advisers but also foundbroad and “serious performance failures” requiring major changes.” Washington Post
Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:
- Ellen Aprill: My new op-ed – “Defining ‘political activity’ for the internet: Learning from the IRS” The Hill
- Nonprofit Quarterly: Trending in Philanthropy — Speculations on the Roots of the Loss of Small US Donors: What Nonprofits Can Do
- Chronicle of Philanthropy: “To me, this shift isn’t about abandoning the work that philanthropy has done, and is doing. Rather, it’s moving beyond tackling the symptoms of our problems and digging into their root causes,” writes Darren Walker. How Philanthropy Can Shape the 21st Century Gospel of Wealth: a Move From Generosity to Justice
- Stanford Social Innovation Review: “Donors … tell us they should bring the same risk aversion to philanthropic decision making that they display in their personal investment decision making. This is wrong.” Paul Brest w/ @StanfordLaw & @StanfordPACS & Mark Wolfson on #grantmaking & risk. How Philanthropy Can Get Smarter About Risk Management
- For Purpose Law: Enlightened Self-Interest in the Nonprofit Sector
- The Conversation: An ethicist explains why philanthropy is no license to do bad stuff
- Benjamin Soskis: This is a really insightful piece by @chriscolin300 on @benioff and the contradictions of the “good billionaire.” As I say in the piece, he’s a “clarifying agent” for our times, showing benefits and limits of philanthropy. The Gospel of Wealth According to Marc Benioff
- NYT Business: “I don’t know how many more rabbits they can pull out of the hat from that foundation,” a tax expert said of the NRA. The New York attorney general is seeking records related to the gun group’s use of tax-deductible donations to its charitable arm. New York Deepens Its Investigation Into the N.R.A.
- BDO Nonprofit: Our Marc Berger lends insight into tax reform’s continued impact on #nonprofit #healthcare organizations: http://bit.ly/2RH2SnW (via @NJbiz)
- Brian Mittendorf: The first reporting on Fidelity Charitable (& other commercial DAF sponsors) funding controversial charities comes from the work of @alexkotch & @Sludge Nation’s Biggest Charity Is Funding Influential White Nationalist Group [Ed. Also from Brian following some Twitter conversation: “Fidelity Charitable: our donors should get a tax break when they fund their accounts since they give us control of the assets. Also Fidelity Charitable: don’t blame us for donations to controversial charities. It’s the donors who chose that.”]