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Arkansas Charity Registration Changes

AR Charity Registration Changes Take Effect 01/01/18   There is a lot happening with Arkansas (AR) charity registration this month when it comes to compliance!  On January 1, 2018 all charities that solicit donations in AR must make the switch from registering with the Attorney General to registering with the Secretary of State.  Additionally, the

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Deceptive Fundraising: 25 States Dissolve Veterans Charity

An article on the prosecution of a charity using deceptive fundraising practices from the Tennessee Secretary of States’ website: https://sos.tn.gov/news/tennessee-joins-24-other-states-dissolve-deceptive-veterans-charity  Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett, Tennessee Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery, III and law enforcement partners in 24 states announced a settlement with VietNow National Headquarters, Inc., an Illinois nonprofit corporation, resulting in the organization’s

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WHY STATE CHARITY REGISTRATION?

OHIO ORGANIZATION CHARGED WITH FAILING TO PROPERLY REGISTER & MORE   Why do states require charity registration prior to charitable solicitation? There are many good reasons for state charity registration to include informing donors, accountability, and transparency.  Another reason?  To catch unscrupulous and dishonest people hiding behind the screen of good works and charity.  Read

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Manage Fundraising Risk

Fundraising Risk Management Don’t Slip Up! If your nonprofit is not properly registered in states where you are soliciting donations, the implications can be serious.  Understand state charitable solicitation registration requirement for each state so that your nonprofit, its officers, and directors are protected from possible: Loss of right to solicit in the state Cease

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