Posted By Erica Crenshaw, Execute Now!,
Thursday, July 3, 2014
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The state of California recently joined only two other states, Florida and Oregon, in the fight to stop fraudulent nonprofits from misusing donations. The California Assembly unanimously approved legislation last week that it would authorize regulators to use the registration fees paid by nonprofits and professional fundraisers to crack down on charities that spend little of their money on their mission. The unanimous vote sent the measure to the state Senate.
Assemblyman Travis Allen, the bill's sponsor, said this legislation will help regulators target groups that spend most of their money on fundraising. The state's attorney general could create 13 staff positions to handle administrative and court proceedings related to suspect nonprofits, help unregistered charities comply with paperwork requirements, and review charities' applications and financial reports.
"It's unacceptable when people are tricked into giving money to one of these scam charities where only three percent of the donation goes toward helping people," Allen said...
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