The ABA Journal on the Protection of Charitable Assets Act

Here’s a December 1, 2011 article in the ABA Journal on the Protection of Charitable Assets Act (POCAA) that I missed until just now. It quotes Free Speech Coalition legal co-counsel (and world-class lawyer) Mark Weinberg and yours truly criticizing POCAA.

I think the premise of the piece, which first represents the side of the […]

You can do more harm than good being nice responding to charity regulator requests and investigations

As a rule, it’s safe to say the overwhelming majority of people in the charitable sector have good intentions, right?

What about charity regulators? Well, even if we presume their good intentions (and I’ll defer to your judgment for today’s purposes), too many of them act as if the rule of law doesn’t fully apply […]

Daniel Popeo makes sense about free enterprise, philanthropy and government regulation

“Laws and regulations which shackle free enterprise, attack philanthropic freedom, and chill corporations’ charitable activities will do nothing but deepen the non-profit recession.”

Read his full piece at The Washington Examiner.

Where Is New York Charity Regulator’s Budget?

I requested a copy of the New York charity regulator office’s operating budget.

The response I received is shocking.

First of all, the request for a simple budget was treated as a Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) request. FOIL’s are used for documents held by public officials that aren’t otherwise made public. Why would a […]

First Circuit Reminds Nonprofits That Citizens United Did Not Free Them

Nonprofits believing the Citizens United case freed them to engage in expressly advocating election or defeat of candidates need to be careful.

The First U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld both Maine and Rhode Island statutes requiring nonprofit organizations to register as political action committees when engaging in express advocacy about electing or defeating candidates.

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