Smart Media World

TED 2015: Truth and Dare was held in my hometown of Vancouver from March 16-20. Have a listen to tween pianist Joey Alexander (featured at TED) perform Giant Steps while perusing our curated nonprofit tweets of the week:

  • Gene: Read Erin Bradrick‘s Basic Legal Considerations Before Launching a Planned-Giving Program in The Chronicle of Philanthropy
  • Council of Nonprofits: Frequent Q we are asked: “Is it ok to pay a commission on $$ raised?” NO! http://buff.ly/1AJM90F [Ed. Just one of the issues discussed in “Ethical Fundraising” article.]
  • Debra Beck: Nonprofit governance toolbox: The Gene Takagi effect http://bit.ly/1HalOjr [Ed. An unexpected acknowledgment from one of the country’s leading governance experts. Thanks Debra! And thanks to the American Bar Association Bar Services for its kind related tweet too!]
  • BoardSource: Have you read this note from @npquarterly on “Fatally Incurious Governance”? You should: https://rlm.ag/1IcpGI
  • Nonprofit Quarterly: TRENDING: Seven Ways Your Nonprofit Can Avoid Mirroring Practices That Perpetuate Inequality http://hubs.ly/y0DWWz0
  • For Purpose Law: “A Reminder to Nonprofit Employers
  • Melissa Mikesell: Influencing lawmakers: A primer on special interests’ muscle in Sacramento: http://ow.ly/KI1yx
  • Nonprofit Times: #IRS Stats Show Huge Jump In Tax-Exempt Approvals, Applications in 2014 http://ow.ly/KKTXU #nonprofit #philanthropy
  • Law Firm for Nonprofits: IRS Targets Nonprofit Self-Declarers http://wp.me/p3yhYM-DR
  • Gene: Nonprofit Social Enterprises 101 – what they are, how they’re structured http://linkd.in/1MUzWh7 #socent
  • NGOSource: Can Mark Zuckerberg Redefine Philanthropy for a New Generation? HT @GenWeSolve @RockefellerFdn http://ow.ly/KNKlg
  • Rick Cohen: Cohen Report looks at the progressive & less progressive politics of “fourth sector” social enterprise movement here http://goo.gl/RE8b7q
  • McKinsey on Society: “How @Etsy’s IPO could spark investor interest in #BCorps,” from @dennisaprice http://ow.ly/KozmW via @Entrepreneur