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    Nonprofit Connect
    Friday, May 5, 2017
    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. Read more
    Nonprofit Connect
    Wednesday, April 12, 2017
    Tondee Lutterman shares what the Nonprofit Connect board of directors is looking forward to in 2017. Read more
    Nonprofit Connect
    Thursday, March 30, 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. Read more
    Nonprofit Connect
    Wednesday, March 8, 2017
    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! Read more
    Nonprofit Connect
    Wednesday, February 15, 2017
    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). Read more
    Luann Feehan, Executive Director
    Friday, January 20, 2017
    So many in the nonprofit sector experience the transition of power on an annual basis with the onboarding of new board members and even more evident in the transition to a new board chair or board president. The governing body dynamic changes, an influx of new agendas surface and the history of the work accomplished up to that very moment quickly fades. This inaugural day we experience the transition in power that changes our country’s dynamic, infuses a new agenda and charges past the efforts that have led to this day. Only time will tell how it will alter the work we do as a nonprofit professional. For some of you it will likely improve, for others it will bring challenges, and then there are those that won’t even notice anything different at all. Read more
    Luann Feehan, Executive Director
    Thursday, January 5, 2017
    At the beginning of a new year, we typically make personal resolutions. But our organizations are often ripe for change and improvement as well. On that note, I’ve put together five suggested resolutions for the nonprofit sector in 2017. And as a bonus, I’ve included how Nonprofit Connect can help you keep them! Read more
    Nonprofit Connect
    Monday, December 12, 2016
    Jeffrey Byrne, president and CEO of Jeffrey Byrne + Associates, and a Board Member for Nonprofit Connect, wrote this article on using political giving to predict philanthropic behavior. This was originally published in the "As I See It" column in the Kansas City Star on December 4, 2016. I’m a political junkie and a fundraising nerd. My formative professional years were spent in politics. I’m now in my third decade as a fundraiser. The two sectors are more related than you might think. Read more
    Nonprofit Connect
    Monday, November 7, 2016
    You know that #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by social media. Many local organizations are gearing up for big campaign on that day, but how can we increase awareness and engagement in Kansas City? Using #GivingTuesdayKC as part of and in addition to your #GivingTuesday campaign will create a conversation about local giving, and generate a comprehensive list of participating organizations in Kansas City. Donors can use #GivingTuesdayKC to find organizations that are making an impact in the local community they care about. Will you use #GivingTuesdayKC and help us grow the day of giving here in Kansas City? Read more
    Nonprofit Connect
    Tuesday, October 25, 2016
    Two weeks from today we take to the polls to let our leaders know what kind of world we want to live in. While the presidential race has filled the public consciousness for months, voters will weigh in on numerous local issues. The countdown to Election Day is coming down to the wire; we all want to make an informed vote, and we value hearing from experts in the causes we care about. Seven of Nonprofit Connect’s member organizations spoke with us about local Kansas City ballot initiatives and legislative issues they care about, and how the people they serve could be affected by the outcomes. Read more