Category: State Regulations

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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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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NAAG

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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What is the Difference between a Church and a Religious Organization?

The legal line of demarcation between a church[1] and a religious or faith-based organization is not always clear. However, the distinction is important, as churches are exempt from certain legal requirements that otherwise may broadly apply to religious organizations. Due to Constitutional …

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