Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 2/23/18

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:

  • At a gun control rally, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Emma Gonzalez said “Politicians who sit in their gilded House and Senate seats funded by the NRA telling us nothing could have been done to prevent this, we call BS. They say tougher guns laws do not decrease gun violence. We call BS. They say a good guy with a gun stops a bad guy with a gun. We call BS. They say guns are just tools like knives and are as dangerous as cars. We call BS. They say no laws could have prevented the hundreds of senseless tragedies that have occurred. We call BS. That us kids don’t know what we’re talking about, that we’re too young to understand how the government works. We call BS.” CNN
  • “President Trump aligned ­himself with gun rights advocates on Thursday, signaling that his top priority would be arming hundreds of thousands of teachers across the nation in response to last week’s deadly school shooting in South Florida.” Washington Post

Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:

  • Rick Moyers: “It’s Time for Nonprofit Boards to Have a Conversation about Sexual Misconduct” — timely message from @BoardSource CEO @AnneWallestad
  • Mary Winkler: More research needed to improve state regulation of charities via @UrbanInstitute
  • Nonprofit Quarterly: How this Washington Post article [] bemoaning lack of nonprofit regulation in the wake of the Oxfam scandal more than misses the mark:
  • Brian Galle: For nonprofit or org theory folks, I’ve posted a new chapter on why and how we should regulate the nonprofit sector. Also, it’s a (relatively!) short summary of a lot of my other work, so you can economize on your Galle time.
  • Building Movement Project: What separates the #racetolead in CA from the rest of the country? Find out at:
  • IU Philanthropy: NEW RESEARCH: Greater #diversity on #nonprofit boards can lead to more engaged board members @jgacounsel @BoardSource
  • Benjamin Soskis: Thoughtful piece by @marcgunther on why Foundations Have Failed in the War Against Climate Change. Short answer: too much focus on elite policymakers, not enough on grassroots  Chronicle of Philanthropy [behind paywall]
  • CalNonprofits: A big THANK YOU to our attendees for How to Start a Nonprofit webinar this morning- excellent questions! We’ll send the slides and recording soon, and in the meantime, check out this excellent resource by @GTak and @emilychan: #Nonprofit
  • Nonprofit Quarterly: How fiscal sponsorship can help nonprofit entrepreneurs and provide supporting infrastructure:
  • Barack Obama: Young people have helped lead all our great movements. How inspiring to see it again in so many smart, fearless students standing up for their right to be safe; marching and organizing to remake the world as it should be. We’ve been waiting for you. And we’ve got your backs.

Themed Media Selection:

Survivor to Rubio: Will you reject NRA money? (YouTube)