Category: Charitable Solicitation & Fundraising

CA State Assembly

California Enacts New Law to Regulate Charitable Fundraising Platforms

On October 7, 2021, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law Assembly Bill 488, which amends The Supervision of Trustees and Fundraisers for Charitable Purposes Act and establishes a new statutory framework to regulate online charitable fundraising platforms.  In a joint press …

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What Nonprofits Should Be Asking About Virtual Currency Regulation and Fundraising

Takeaway – Nonprofits can avoid risk by accepting and immediately liquidating donations of cryptocurrency. If they are planning to hold onto virtual currency for the long term, nonprofits should make sure they use platforms that are properly licensed and registered, and figure …

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Qualified Sponsorship Payments, UBIT, and Social Media – A Reminder For Nonprofits

Takeaway – Nonprofits and consumer brands continue to find new ways to promote their collaborations. Take care that messages delivered at live events, in print, and online are consistent with the IRS rules regarding qualified sponsorships to avoid triggering unintended tax consequences …

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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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AB 488

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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Key Legal Issues in Corporate Partnerships

  Are you looking for answers to legal questions that arise in cause marketing and corporate partnerships?  If so, look no further! Last year, Selfishgiving.com founder and blogger  Joe Waters and I distributed a five-question survey to businesses and nonprofits regularly engaged in cause …

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PayPal Giving Fund Enters Multi-State Settlement to Ensure Transparency to Donors

Almost two dozen states announced that they have entered into a multi-state settlement agreement with PayPal Charitable Giving Fund (“PPGF”) to ensure that donors have adequate information to make informed decisions when giving through PPGF’s online fundraising platform.  As part of the …

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Should Our Company Establish a Corporate Foundation?

When used strategically, corporate foundations can advance a company’s philanthropic goals.  However, operating a corporate foundation comes with many legal obligations.  A company’s social impact goals may often be achieved more effectively or efficiently through other strategies. Therefore, it’s critical to assess …

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