Are private foundations covered by solicitation registration laws?

Do the charitable solicitation registration requirements apply to private foundations? There is a private foundation in our area that solicits through donation buttons on their website. They look a little sketchy. There's no indication that they are registered in any states other than where they do business. 


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Question of the Week

October 6-13, 2015
May a nonprofit corporation always have the same set of directors? We don't want any elections, voting, bylaws, etc. that help remove the founding/initial board of directors. We always want to have the same people who have been there since the beginning. Is this possible? We don't want to spend the money on elections and unnecessary activities that are irrelevant and won't help us focus on completing the objectives of the nonprofit successfully.
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Employment Law


A 501(c)(3) organization that operates soup kitchens, emergency shelters, and housing programs...Read more

Employee may sue for hostility from subordinates

Can the subordinates of a branch supervisor...

Agency may refuse to hire because of bankruptcy

A private nonprofit agency may refuse to hire...

Firing after filing workers’ comp claim not retaliation

The “suspicious timing” of an employee’s...

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Lead Stories


A federal District Court in Michigan has refused to consider a claim that current and former...

Court Allows Reformation Of Unambiguous Will

Overturning a 1965 decision holding that...

Read the Full Story-Trustee Not Liable For Exhaustion of CRAT

A bank trustee has been found not liable for...

Hunting Club’s Insurance Doesn’t Cover Member’s Shooting of Passerby

The general liability insurance policy of the...

Lessons from Litigation


A mortgage granted by a failing hospital to secure a loan from a healthcare system with which...Read more

May Court consider bylaw change, embezzlement at church?

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Directors can’t ‘conspire’ to raise dues

The directors of a nonprofit homeowners’...

Ponzi scheme trustee may pursue charities

The trustee seeking to recover assets to...

Tax Matters


A divided New York Court of Appeals, the state’s highest appellate court, has ruled that...Read more

Religious guys standing a lot doesn’t justify tax exemption

The statement that “religious guys basically...

Court confirms retroactive revocation of exemption

The federal District Court in the District of...

Deduction denied for sale of development rights

Taxpayers who claimed a $3 million charitable...

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