The state of Florida has elected not to retry the lawyer who was previously convicted of running a $300 million gambling ring using internet cafes operated by a veterans’ nonprofit organization. The appeals court ordered a new trial and the state has declined to prosecute.Read More
Fundraising & Nonprofit Report
The Fundraising & Nonprofit Report is published monthly. We give you up-to-date information about the most pressing legal issues related to fundraising and nonprofit organizations.
The Alabama Ethics Commission has interpreted the state’s ethics law as restricting public officials and state employees, and their family members, from fundraising for charities and other organizations they support including public schools and universities.Read More
A recent court decision declared that the California Attorney General could not require the filing of the Schedule B as part of registration for the plaintiff in the case who demonstrated that its’ supporters were being harassed. This decision is only an “as applied” ruling. It does not invalidate the requirement for other organizations. With the current Attorney General leaving office, it is unclear whether the State will appeal.Read More
Stanford University has made a decision to discontinue phone-a-thons. The dilemma, of course, is the financial results versus the antagonism from some potential donors for the unsolicited calls.Read More
Managing Partner Greg Lam will be presenting a live teleconference on political activities and tax exempt organizations on October 27, 2016. The teleconference is being sponsored by the National Business Institute and there is a fee to participate.Read More
An attorney and spokesman for Naperville Rotary Charities is defending the charges against the group’s fundraiser raffle of a $1 million dream home or its cash equivalent claiming it is neither fraudulent nor illegal under Illinois law.Read More