California Laws: Registry of Charitable Trusts

In California, the Attorney General regulates charities, the professional fundraisers who solicit on their behalf, and other persons and entities that hold charitable assets or operate charitable fundraising platforms. The information below (except for the headings and an additional hyperlink for our readers’ convenience to the Registry Verification Search Tool) duplicates information provided by the […]

Fiscal Sponsors and Proposed California Reporting Requirements

The Office of the Attorney General (“AG”), Department of Justice (“DOJ”) of the State of California is proposing to amend certain regulations and Forms that will affect charities subject to registration in California. The Notice of Amendments to Regulations and related documents can be found here. We wrote about proposed changes to the Initial Registration Form […]

California Attorney General Webinar – Registration Delinquencies – October 30, 2018

The California Office of the Attorney General is streaming a live webinar on Tuesday, October 30, 2018, to assist charitable organizations that are delinquent in their registration with the Attorney General’s Registry of Charitable Trusts. Join the Attorney General Charitable Trust Section for a live webinar to learn more about the annual reporting requirements, understand the […]

Multistate Registration and Filing Portal

Currently, 39 states and the District of Columbia each require some form of periodic charity registration, which creates a substantial administrative and filing burden for organizations fundraising in multiple jurisdictions. 36 states and DC will accept the Uniform Registration Statement (URS), but that still requires an organization to file the URS with each state’s charity official […]

New California Regulation Poses Threat to Nonprofits Not Properly Registered

Effective as of January 1, 2016, new regulations related to administrative enforcement of violations of the Supervision of Trustees and Fundraisers for Charitable Purposes Act go into effect. We wrote about the regulations when they were first proposed (see our post explaining our opposition to the regulations here). Also read Erin Bradrick’s article in the Nonprofit Quarterly: […]

California Charity Registration: Form 990 Schedule B Disclosure

California requires a charity subject to its registration requirements to submit its IRS Form 990 including Schedule B (Schedule of Contributors) with its annual registrations to the Registry of Charitable Trusts. The list of major contributors, which remains confidential pursuant to current policy and proposed regulations*, may not be redacted from the filing. While the right of the California Attorney General […]

Tweets of the Week – July 2, 2010

Here are some of my favorite posts of the week: tactphil: New Blog Post: Unitus: Mission Accomplished? WiserEarth: The Ultimate Guide to Social Entrepreneur Funding TonyMartignetti: In Oct. 2009 @oneicity interviewed me about charity registration, "state registration: what you need to know" charitylawyer: Six Smart Moves Great Board Chairs Make: JaniceLang: […]