Charity regulators who solicit crimes and misdemeanors

As readers know, charity regulators are the biggest violators of laws governing charitable solicitation.

What happens when charity regulators ask or demand charities or others to violate the law? That is also known as solicitation, and the offense of solicitation is a serious one.

Here’s a real life example of how charity regulators might be […]

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 […]

Responding to Rick Cohen about the Richmond Tea Party Audit

Rick Cohen of The Nonprofit Quarterly commented on a recent post, “Permits, Audits and Comeuppance.” He is the source of my use of the word “comeuppance” in my post, and I urge you to read Mr. Cohen’s entire comment here.

In 2010 I wrote about the first installment of Mr. Cohen’s three-part story that year […]

Don’t let charity regulators get away with false statements in the registration process

I just completed my fundraising counsel registration for New Hampshire, which is one state that, to my knowledge, hasn’t tended to abuse its charitable solicitation law. Compared to other states, New Hampshire’s registration renewal process is less of a burden.

Each year, though, that office goes through the same Kabuki dance, and its registration renewal […]

Charity Regulators and the Menace of Regulating Online Activity

Recently I took an online webinar about state regulations of online fundraising. People could opt to listen in to the webinar via telephone.

The webinar was taught by two state charity regulators, which I found disappointing because the presentation was so one-sided and incomplete. The regulators in the webinar are lawyers in the attorney general […]