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 electricity system in California seems to be facing a total breakdown. For the past several weeks, millions of people across the state’s north have faced recurring, intentional blackouts, which Pacific Gas and Electric, the local utility better known as PG&E, said were necessary to avoid wildfires. Yet last week, a massive fire sparked in the hills near Santa Rosa anyway, forcing hundreds of thousands to evacuate. That fire appears to have ignited at the same moment a PG&E-owned high-tension wire suffered a malfunction. Now, a week after it began, the Kincade Fire has incinerated more than 120 square miles and is less than a third contained.” Atlantic [Ed. According to SF Gate, as of 10/31, the Kincade Fire is now 60% contained but still with over 90,000 structures threatened.]
- “A divided House approved a resolution Thursday formally authorizing and articulating guidelines for the next phase of its impeachment inquiry, a move that signaled Democrats are on course to bring charges against President Trump later this year. … At issue is whether Trump abused the power of his office to pressure a foreign leader to investigate his domestic political rivals.” Washington Post [Ed. This action raises the likelihood of nationally televised hearings.]
- “President Trump announced on Sunday that a commando raid in Syria this weekend had targeted and resulted in the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State, claiming a significant victory even as American forces are pulling out of the area.” NY Times
Top 10 Nonprofit Tweets:
- Nonprofit Quarterly: Do you know what a conflict of interest is? Most of us have a general sense, but let’s dive a little deeper: http://bit.ly/34dCPHS #COI #conflictofinterest
- Independent Sector: One of the key indicators for gauging the overall health of civil society is volunteerism. Jeff Moore shares how we’re starting the process of building a policy agenda for volunteerism, and how you can be a part of shaping it. #VoicesforGood Volunteerism and National Service – Defining the IS Policy Agenda [Ed. I had the pleasure of speaking briefly with IS Public Policy Committee member and CalNonprofits CEO Jan Masaoka about this earlier this week, and she’s of course absolutely right to raise volunteerism as a vital but neglected policy matter.]
- Nonprofit Times: “The fact that the #IRS has issued the rules a second time despite all the controversy that followed its first issuance suggests that the IRS is likely to stick to its guns and issue final regulations very similar to the proposed regulations.” http://ow.ly/LmX030pNwqM #nonprofit
- Independent Sector: Our newest polling found that 62% of voters are more likely to vote for a candidate who works with and on behalf of #nonprofits. Check this out for more on that figure, plus other key insights on public opinion about our sector. #VoicesforGood New Poll: Smart Candidates Will Pay Attention to Nonprofits
- CalNonprofits: “We tend to think nonprofits mitigate disparities, but we also reflect them.” – CEO @janmasaoka at today’s Assembly Select Committee on Nonprofit Sector briefing on the new (not yet released!) Causes Count. #nonprofitpower
- Bill Meehan: My new http://Forbes.com article, “Philanthropy: Not the Problem, not the Solution” – enjoy!
- Stacy Palmer: Omidyar Network CEO opens up about VC-influenced philanthropy https://tcrn.ch/2MR7eWJ via @techcrunch
- NYT Climate: Southern Vietnam could all but disappear. Mumbai is at risk of being wiped out. 150 million people now live on land that will be below the high tide line by midcentury, according to new research based on more accurate calculations of land elevation. Rising Seas Will Erase More Cities by 2050, New Research Shows
- NY Times: In an open letter aimed at Mark Zuckerberg and his top lieutenants, Facebook employees decried the company’s policy of allowing politicians to post any claim, even false ones, in ads, saying it was “a threat to what FB stands for” Dissent Erupts at Facebook Over Hands-Off Stance on Political Ads
- Jack: We’ve made the decision to stop all political advertising on Twitter globally. We believe political message reach should be earned, not bought. Why? A few reasons…🧵[Ed. You can read the full thread here.]