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Guest post by Firespring, a Nonprofit Connect Business Premium Member. As we head into arguably the busiest time of the year—which includes #GivingTuesday, the biggest giving day of the year—it’s especially important to get your website ready now for all the donors who will be knocking on your online door.

Guest post by Amir Pasic, Eugene R. Tempel Dean and Professor of Philanthropic Studies at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy

Guest post by Craig Zablocki, nationally recognized speaker and consultant. We're bringing Craig to Kansas City on August 3 to talk how to collaborate instead of compete!

Earlier this week Nonprofit Connect informed you about a provision, Section 116 of the House Financial Services and General Government FY2018 Appropriation bill, that would weaken enforcement of the law on nonprofit partisanship. With a close vote of 24 for and 28 against, the amendment to remove Section 116 failed yesterday.

Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services approved a bill with a provision that would weaken enforcement of the law on nonprofit partisanship.

As some of you know, on Thursday morning the President signed an executive order that effectively eases Johnson Amendment prohibitions against political activity for 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations.

Tondee Lutterman shares what the Nonprofit Connect board of directors is looking forward to in 2017.

As you may know, several Congressional leaders have recently spoken publicly for repealing or weakening the Johnson Amendment, which prohibits 501(c)(3) nonprofits from participating or intervening in political campaigns. The National Council of Nonprofits is concerned that repealing or weakening the Johnson Amendment would undermine the value of nonpartisanship in the nonprofit sector.

Yesterday over 40 nonprofit professionals joined us for a workshop on Researching Grant Opportunities, lead by Julie Assel of Assel Consulting. Check out these key takeaways from the program to enhance your grant research!

From the desk of Kim Meredith: Where I sit at the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society (Stanford PACS), we have the opportunity to engage in knowledge creation and knowledge sharing- to build the field of philanthropy. Our goal is to improve the practice and effectiveness of philanthropy and social innovation through our research, and our publication the Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR).