Charitable Fundraising: Financial, Compliance & Reporting Requirements

$195.00

CLE Credits earned: 2 GENERAL (or 2 LAW & LEGAL for WA state)

Most states regulate the solicitation of charitable donations. The type of activities that are regulated, the obligations to register with the state, which organizations may be exempt from the registration requirement, how internet solicitation is regulated create a maze of compliance requirements that can be difficult to navigate. Beyond the varying laws and states’ expectations, there can be traps in organizations’ IRS Form 990s and financial statements. Tracy Boak, a Partner at Perlman & Perlman, a law firm dedicated to nonprofit law, provides a road map on the registration, reporting and disclosure obligations under the various states’ solicitation laws and points out the pitfalls and penalties of noncompliance.

This course is co-sponsored by the Federal Bar Association.

Key topics to be discussed:

•   What constitutes charitable solicitation, and when does it trigger the registration requirement
•   The primary compliance obligations for an organization or individual engaging in charitable solicitation
•   How is internet solicitation regulated, and what obligations does it create
•   What are the pitfalls to watch out for, and what are the penalties that can be levied for noncompliance

Date / Time: May 10, 2019

•   10:00 am – 12:00 pm Eastern
•   9:00 am – 11:00 am Central
•   8:00 am – 10:00 am Mountain
•   7:00 am – 9:00 am Pacific

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Original Broadcast Date: May 10, 2019

Tracy L. Boak, Esq. is a partner with Perlman & Perlman, LLP a New York, NY law firm providing legal counsel and compliance services to organizations and professionals in the nonprofit sector. Previously she was the Director of the Pennsylvania Department of State’s Bureau of Charitable Organizations where she was responsible for the management of the office that oversees the administration and enforcement of the State’s charitable solicitation law. Prior to working for the Commonwealth, Ms. Boak was in private practice in Harrisburg, PA, where she practiced commercial litigation.

Ms. Boak is a former President of the National Association of State Charities Officials (NASCO) and served on the NASCO board for six years. She is member of the New York State and City Bar Associations and volunteers her time with several nonprofit organizations. Ms. Boak earned her Juris Doctor cum laude from Widener University School of Law and a Bachelor’s Degree from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania.

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Section I. What is charitable solicitation?

Section II. Who is regulated?
a) Charitable Organizations
b) Professional Fundraisers
c) Professional Fundraising Counsels
d) Commercial Co-Venturers

Section III. What are the regulatory obligations?
a) Registration
b) Annual reporting
c) Exemptions
d) Required disclosures
e) Other obligations

Section IV. How is soliciting on the internet regulated?

Section V. How do the state regulators enforce their laws?
a) Fundraising Fraud
b) Areas of Specific Concern