Nonprofits Shouldn't Mistake Nonpartisansip With Neutrality in the 2012 Elections

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As partisanship heats up in anticipation of the November election, some nonprofits, think tanks, watchdogs, and good-government folks are seeking refuge in the cooler climes of nonpartisanship.

But in doing so, many charity and foundation leaders are mistaking nonpartisanship with neutrality and sitting on the sidelines while important economic and social issues are under debate.

Over the next few months, nonprofits will hear frequent admonitions to stay out of controversies