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Are You Paid to Solicit Charitable Contributions for a Charity? You May Need to Register as a Professional Fundraiser

A professional fundraiser (“PFR”) is a person or entity who is hired to raise money on behalf of a charity.  Forty-two states have laws regulating the activities of a PFR. Generally, these states require a PFR to register before conducting any fundraising …

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Donor Match-Making – Legal Considerations for Matching Gift Campaigns

Matching gift campaigns are a popular fundraising strategy used by charities to incentivize public donations with donations offered by one or more “match donors.” Types of Campaigns The core of a matching gift campaign is that a “match donor” offers to make …

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Private Operating Foundations: A Legal Option for Hands-On Philanthropists

Private operating foundations may have distinct advantages over other types of 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations for philanthropists who want to have more direct involvement in guiding their philanthropic program and impact.[1]  Philanthropists with access to the financial means to fund their foundation’s activities …

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NFTs and Charities – What’s New and What Isn’t?

Takeaway – NFTs are gaining popularity. Charities are considering how they can take advantage of the NFT craze. In many ways, digital artwork and other digital assets are analogous to traditional artwork and physical assets. Nonprofits may need to conduct additional diligence …

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California Proposes Law to Regulate Online Fundraising Platforms

What does this mean for charitable solicitation compliance? On February 8th, California Assemblywoman Jacqui Irwin introduced Assembly Bill 488, which would establish a new statutory framework for the ever-evolving world of online charitable fundraising platforms.[1] The proposed  bill for “charitable fundraising platforms” …

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The 2020 NAAG/NASCO Virtual Conference – Noteworthy Issues for Nonprofits

Each year the National Association of Attorneys General and National Association of State Charities Officials hold a conference where state regulators, nonprofits, and their advisors can meet and discuss issues that are of interest to the nonprofit community. Traditionally, the first two …

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