Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 2/16/18

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:

  • Another shooting at a school, leaving at least 17 dead, and prayers and condolences (but no promises of action despite over 200 school shootings and 400 people shot after Sandy Hook in 2012) from President Trump. NY Times

Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:

  • Melinda Gates: .@BillGates and I get a lot of questions about our work—not all of them easy. For our 10th Annual Letter, we decided to answer 10 of the toughest.
  • Philantopic: Outlook for 2018-19 Charitable #Giving Mixed, Report Finds @IUPhilanthropy #philanthropy #taxpolicy [Ed. The Report projects that “strong growth in personal income, net worth, and consumption will help offset the dampening effect on individual giving, while corporate and foundation giving will remain strong.”]
  • Gene: When do-good nonprofits are bad at dealing with #MeToo moments The Conversation
  • Michael Edwards: Is there a link between what happened with Oxfam in Haiti and what needs to happen in the aid sector more broadly going forward? Here’s my take: Transformation
  • Jeff Stein: I talked to 9 former IRS and Treasury officials … none of them thought California would get the green light for its SALT work-around plan, at least in its current form, from the feds. Could be a dramatic state/federal clash on the way –> Washington Post
  • The Atlantic: A new law says religious nonprofits can’t be excluded from disaster aid just because of their religious nature—FEMA will now come to the aid of churches, reports @emmaogreen:
  • Adler & Colvin: Excess Business Holdings and 4943(g): A New and Narrow (but Important) Exception by Karl Mill #privatefoundations #charitablegiftplanning #BipartisanBudgetAct
  • Gene: Recipe for a great board meeting: community-building 5 min; mission inspiration 3 min; consent agenda 2 min; board education 20 min; governing 60 min @IndSector @BoardEffect
  • Stanford Social Innovation Review: Contrary to conventional wisdom, effective #nonprofit boards are small and lack term limits, say Matthew Forti of @OneAcreFund & @BridgespanGroup:
  • Linda Rosenthal: Unrelated Business Income Tax: Volunteer Labor Exclusion

Themed Media Selection:

The N.R.A. Can Be Beat (The Editorial Board, The New York Times)

And from today’s front page of The Boston Globe –