Open Mic Night! #MacroSW Chat July 23 at 9pm EST

Update: Chat archive available here! Also our no topic topic generated a large summer media list you might enjoy:


IMG_0390Join host @karenzgoda and the #MacroSW crew on the eve of our annual Summer vacation for an hour of YOUR issues, comments and ideas for future chats on Thursday, July 23rd at 9 pm ET / 8pm CT / 6pm PT! We’ll take a break for the month of August (no chats). Then we return to our regular schedule of chats on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month.

Fall Schedule Highlights:

  • 9/10/2015 Host: Pat Shelly/UB Topic: Trauma-informed care What is Trauma-Informed Care and Why is Social Work adopting it as a Best Practice? @UBSSW faculty Sue Green and Tom Nochajski, Directors of the Institute on Trauma and Trauma-Informed Care ( ITTIC – http://bit.ly/1HJ3356 ) will be the resident experts for this chat, on the eve of the 14th anniversary of 9-11. There has been a great leap forward in the research on trauma, the ubiquity of Adverse Childhood Experiences ( ACEs – http://bit.ly/1LtGFAX ) and the benefits and best practices of trauma-informed care.
  • 9/24/2015 Host: TBA Topic: TBA 10/8/2015 Host: Laurel Hitchcock & Jimmy Young Topic: Inequality for All Film Discussion ABOUT #MACROSW

#MacroSW is a collaboration of social workers, organizations, social work schools, and individuals working to promote macro social work practice. Macro social work practice focuses on changing larger systems, such as communities and organizations. It encompasses a broad spectrum of actions and ideas, ranging from community organizing and education to legislative advocacy and policy analysis. The chats are held bimonthly on Twitter on the second and fourth Thursday of each month at 9 p.m. EST (6 p.m. PST). For more information, chat schedule, and chat archives check out: https://macrosw.wordpress.com Our collaborators include:

  • Association for Community Organizing and Social Administration (ACOSA), @acosaorg
  • Karen Zgoda, MSW, LCSW, Instructor of Social Work at Bridgewater State University, @karenzgoda
  • Network for Social Work Management (NSWM), @TheNSWM
  • Rachel West, The Political Social Worker, @poliSW
  • University at Buffalo School of Social Work, @ubssw
  • Sunya Folayan, MSW, ACSW, founder/executive director, The Empowerment Project, Inc., @SunyaFolayan
  • Laurel Hitchcock, PhD, Assistant Professor of Social Work, University of Alabama at Birmingham,@Laurelhitchcock
  • Kristin Battista-Frazee, MSW, Author and Marketing Consultant, @porndaughter

We wish to acknowledge the contribution of one of our founding members, the University of Southern California School of Social Work, who was a participant during our first year of chats.

Political Activity at 501(c)3 Nonprofit Organizations: #MacroSW Chat July 9, 2015 at 9pm ET

By Rachel L. West
Advocacy & Community Outreach consultant

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Photo Credit: By White House/Chuck Kennedy (White House, P110612CK-0394) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Note: A transcript of this chat can be found at
http://politicalsocialworker.tumblr.com/post/123715023406/transcript-political-activity-at-501-c-3

 

Jeff Fromknecht from Side Project, Inc. will be the special guest expert for the July 9th #MacroSW Twitter chat. The chat topic will be Political Activity at 501(c)3 Nonprofit Organizations.Jeff is a lawyer and social worker. He serves as Chief Executive Officer and Attorney at Law for Side Project Inc. The Organization supports and advocates for charities and philanthropic work.

Side Project Inc. supports charitable and philanthropic efforts–large and small.  Our legal and development services focus on growing your ideas and projects into sustainable activities that have a positive impact on the community. We help people and organizations who want to change the world. No matter what your legal or development needs are, we promise to deliver objective, informed advice and actionable plans focused on helping you to make a difference in the community.

We work with tax-exempt nonprofit organizations, social enterprises, individual & grassroots projects, private foundations, small businesses, and law firms.

The chat will cover laws and regulations governing political activity at 501(c)3 nonprofits. Topics will include how nonprofits can influence public policy, how IRS regulations affect the work of 501(c)3s, and issue advocacy.

Resources for the chat:

The Restriction of Political Campaign Intervention by Section 501(c)(3) Tax-Exempt Organizations

Advocacy & Public Policy

The chat starts at 9:00 PM EST. To participate use the hashtag #MacroSW. I will be moderating from @poliSW account. Jeff will be Tweeting from Side Project, Inc. account (@Sideprojectinc).

#MacroSW Tweet chats a bi monthly chats that take place on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month at 9:00 EDT/6:00 CT PM. The chats are collaboration between the following individuals and organizations.

  • Association for Community Organizing and Social Administration (ACOSA), @acosaorg
  • Karen Zgoda, MSW, LCSW, Instructor of Social Work at Bridgewater State University, @karenzgoda
  • Network for Social Work Management (NSWM), @TheNSWM
  • Rachel West, The Political Social Worker, @poliSW
  • University at Buffalo School of Social Work, @ubssw
  • University of Southern California School of Social Work, @mswatusc
  • Sunya Folayan, MSW, ACSW, founder/executive director, The Empowerment Project, Inc., @SunyaFolayan
  • Laurel Hitchcock, PhD, Assistant Professor of Social Work, University of
    Alabama at Birmingham,@Laurelhitchcock
  • Kristin Battista-Frazee, MSW, Author and Marketing Consultant, @porndaughter

Political Activity at 501(c)3 Nonprofit Organizations: #MacroSW Twitter Chat July 9th at 9pm EST

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By Rachel L. West
Advocacy & Community Outreach Consultant

Jeff Fromknecht from Side Project, Inc. will be the special guest expert for the July 9th #MacroSW Twitter chat at 9pm EST. The chat topic will be Political Activity at 501(c)3 Nonprofit Organizations.

Jeff is a lawyer and social worker. He serves as Chief Executive Officer and Attorney at Law for Side Project Inc. The Organization supports and advocates for charities and philanthropic work.

“Side Project Inc. supports charitable and philanthropic efforts–large and small.  Our legal and development services focus on growing your ideas and projects into sustainable activities that have a positive impact on the community. We help people and organizations who want to change the world. No matter what your legal or development needs are, we promise to deliver objective, informed advice and actionable plans focused on helping you to make a difference in the community.

We work with tax-exempt nonprofit organizations, social enterprises, individual & grassroots projects, private foundations, small businesses, and law firms.”

The chat will cover laws and regulations governing political activity at 501(c)3 nonprofits. Topics will include how nonprofits can influence public policy, how IRS regulations affect the work of 501(c)3s, and issue advocacy.

Resources for the chat:

The Restriction of Political Campaign Intervention by Section 501(c)(3) Tax-Exempt Organizations

Advocacy & Public Policy

The chat starts at 9:00 PM EST. To participate use the hashtag #MacroSW. I will be moderating from @poliSW account. Jeff will be Tweeting from Side Project, Inc. account (@Sideprojectinc).

#MacroSW Tweet chats a bi monthly chats that ta
ke place on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month at 9:00 EDT/6:00 CT PM. The chats are collaboration between the following individuals and organizations.

  • Association for Community Organizing and Social Administration (ACOSA), @acosaorg
  • Karen Zgoda, MSW, LCSW, Instructor of Social Work at Bridgewater State University, @karenzgoda
  • Network for Social Work Management (NSWM), @TheNSWM
  • Rachel West, The Political Social Worker, @poliSW
  • University at Buffalo School of Social Work, @ubssw
  • University of Southern California School of Social Work, @mswatusc
  • Sunya Folayan, MSW, ACSW, founder/executive director, The Empowerment Project, Inc., @SunyaFolayan
  • Laurel Hitchcock, PhD, Assistant Professor of Social Work, University of
    Alabama at Birmingham,@Laurelhitchcock
  • Kristin Battista-Frazee, MSW, Author and Marketing Consultant, @porndaughter