Category: State Registration & Compliance

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What are the Penalties for Making a Late Filing of CCV Registrations and Campaign Reports?

Companies engaging in charitable sales promotions (i.e., commercial co-venturers) must register and file contracts and campaign reports in up to seven (7) states. As some states impose statutory late fees and penalties for failing to timely file, commercial co-venturers should pay attention …

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When are Religious Organizations Exempt from Charitable Registration?

While most nonprofits are required to register in many states to conduct charitable fundraising, religious organizations are generally exempt from the registration requirement.  It’s important to be aware, however, that the scope of the states’ religious exemption varies.  Therefore, religious organizations should …

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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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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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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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Influencer Philanthropy and Social Media – What are the Rules, What are Best Practices?

*NOTE – links included herein are for informational purposes only. Neither the author nor the firm are in any way affiliated with any of the individuals or in any way endorse the influencers, their campaigns, or their beneficiaries* In the run up …

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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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