How California charity regulators abuse and violate their investigation statute

The NonProfit Times reports on a California investigation into the foundation of a deceased celebrity.

The California investigation statute, beginning at California Government Code Section 11180, requires that subpoenas be issued “in a manner consistent with the California Constitution.”

Article I, Section 13 of the California Constitution replicates the Fourth Amendment to the United States […]

Is the Postal Service unlawfully denying entry of mail at nonprofit postage rates?

Nonprofits that mail using the reduced nonprofit postage rates need to be on the lookout for violations of law by the United States Postal Service.

The USPS is under financial pressure, and has a history of abusing access to the nonprofit postage rates when money is tight.

I’ll provide more details this week, but […]

I-Regulate: Charity regulators to sink their hooks into your mobile devices

Just two days before the death of innovator and entrepreneur Steve Jobs, state charity regulators were busy at their annual meeting trying to figure out how to get their non-innovative and job-killing regulatory grappling hooks into fundraising communications through social media.

The motto for charity regulators must be: “Build it, and they will regulate it.”

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