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:
- “One million plant and animal species are on the verge of extinction, with alarming implications for human survival, according to a United Nations report released Monday.” Washington Post
- “By early Tuesday evening, more than 720 former federal prosecutors who worked in Democratic and Republican administrations had signed a letter asserting that President Trump would have been charged with obstructing justice based on special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s findings — if Trump were not the president.” Washington Post
- “The data — printouts from Mr. Trump’s official Internal Revenue Service tax transcripts, with the figures from his federal tax form, the 1040, for the years 1985 to 1994 — represents the fullest and most detailed look to date at the president’s taxes, information he has kept from public view. … The numbers show that in 1985, Mr. Trump reported losses of $46.1 million from his core businesses — largely casinos, hotels and retail space in apartment buildings. They continued to lose money every year, totaling $1.17 billion in losses for the decade.” NY Times
Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:
- Center for Effective Philanthropy: Okay we’ve caught our breath. Here’s the recap of a thought-provoking final day at #cep2019: https://hubs.ly/H0hQ5LW0 [Ed. See also recaps of day one and day two.]
- Kathy Reich: “Our field is struggling as we never have before at the nexus of power and purpose. Who are we, and what are we about?…How do we turn this around? Can we be as transformative as the times demand?” go_grant opens #CEP2019. Tough questions and the right ones.
- Washington Post: Fact Checker: President Trump’s shifting claim that “we got rid” of the Johnson Amendment
- Rolling Stone: WTF is happening at the NRA, explained https://rol.st/2ZPJ5EB
- PBS NewsHour: The NRA consists of multiple kinds of entities, including a political action committee and four affiliated charities. (via @ConversationUS) Analysis: Could the NRA be at risk of losing its ‘nonprofit status’?
- For Purpose Law: Tax Act on Charities: New Report
- Nieman Lab: Wanting the Tribune to become a nonprofit does not equal the Tribune actually becoming a nonprofit — even if, as the publisher said in a staff meeting, they expect IRS approval “by the first quarter of next year at the latest.” The Salt Lake Tribune wants to go nonprofit in a new and unproven way, and now the IRS will have its say
- Lucy Bernholz: DonorsChoose fundraising: Some school districts banning crowdfunding – Vox
- Social Enterprise Alliance: Ten big global challenges technology could solve
- David Wallace-Wells: The IMF — no enemy of business — estimates that globally fossil fuels, which poison our future, are being subsidized $5.2 TRILLION annually. Simply removing those subsidies, they say, would have lowered global emissions by 28%—and deaths from air pollution by 46%. Unconscionable [Ed. See the IMF Working Paper here.]