Often companies are blissfully unaware that their charitable sales promotion is a regulated activity and are surprised to learn that there are regulations they must comply with. However, states have an interest in protecting consumers from false and misleading advertising. They also have an interest in protecting charities from being exploited. Accordingly, at least 20 states regulate such cause marketing offers which are referred to interchangeably as commercial co-ventures or charitable sales promotions.
How to Start a Non-Profit Organization
We put together a guide to five things all non-profit founders should do before filling out any paperwork to help you get started on the path to success.