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Charity Website Disclosures
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Charity Website Disclosures

of In today’s world of technology and the World Wide Web, almost all charities have a website. If your charity has a website, here are

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Announcement - Ohio Law Change
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Announcement – Ohio Law Change

Ohio law change – Senate Bill 227 has been signed into law and impacts all charitable organizations (domestic and foreign) registered to solicit under Ohio

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Three Sheets to the Wind “ Fundraising with Alcohol in Washington

In general, where a charity is holding a public fundraising event, a liquor license is required to sell or serve alcohol. Organizations that have obtained a Special Occasion license may sell spirits, beer, and wine by the individual serving or sell bottles of wine for on premises consumption.

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Top State Charitable Solicitation Registration Myths

Forty-five states and the District of Columbia regulate charitable solicitation. Charitable organizations are required to register and submit annual report/registration in forty-two (including DC) of those jurisdictions.

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Quid Pro Quo Gifts
Fundraising Regulation

Quid Pro Quo Gifts – Valuing Benefits Provided to Donors

The nonprofit should not estimate the value of a donor’s non-cash contribution. The nonprofit is under no obligation to appraise the value of a contribution and should not attempt to do so. The burden of valuing the contribution rests solely on the donor.

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Compensating Nonprofit Fundraisers

Many small nonprofits without sufficient funds to hire a fundraiser on a fee for service basis view percentage based compensation as a godsend. First, percentage based compensation permits the nonprofit to gain the assistance of a professional fundraiser without any risk to the nonprofit’s bottom line. In addition, the fundraiser is likely to be more motivated if they are paid based upon the funds raised.

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Arizona abolished solicitation registration
Fundraising Regulation

Arizona Abolished Solicitation Registration

Arizona House Bill 2457 repeals Arizona’s solicitation registration laws and does away with the need for Arizona charities to file annual Charitable Organization Registration/Renewal forms with the Arizona Secretary of State.

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Charity Raffles – Tread Carefully

As the recession deepens, we get more and more creative ideas from people wanting to conduct complex raffles. In Arizona, the most popular questions this year involve raffles of real estate. While raffles can be great revenue generators for charitable organizations, many charities do not realize that in most states, including Arizona, raffles are illegal gambling. Cautionary tales abound. Most states have specific exceptions for charitable raffles but require the charity and the raffle to meet specific criteria to qualify.

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