By Karen Gano and Tim Delaney, opinion contributors
What could possibly go wrong if our country’s more than 1.5 million charitable nonprofits, houses of worship, and foundations were authorized to engage in partisan electioneering? Continue reading “Congress, defend the common law and common sense of nonpartisanship”
Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette today announced a Notice of Intended Action and Cease and Desist Order against VietNow National Headquarters, Inc., an Illinois-based charity, for allegedly violating the Charitable Organizations and Solicitations Act. Continue reading “Michigan Attorney General Files Cease and Desist After Veterans Charity Admits to Lying to Donors about Helping Michigan Vets”
Last year, NPQ released an edition of our print magazine that focused on the changing landscape of nonprofit and philanthropic regulation. In that edition, we noted that regulatory mechanisms varied at the state level: Some had strong, dedicated charity oversight units, and others treated it almost as an afterthought, with oversight responsibilities spread across different agencies. We also suggested that the network of state charity regulators were becoming more connected in their work, pursuing their first lawsuit in common only recently. Therefore, it is no surprise to see some states with more distributed regulatory systems start to try to build central units.
Full article available here.
Staff opinion letter clarifying Opinion 09-1 concerning the Telemarketing Sales Rule’s applicability to calls utilizing soundboarding technology.
Full text of the letter can be found here.