Does solicitation registration subject charity to AG review?

If a charity is incorporated under a state’s nonprofit law but is registered with other states to solicit contributions, is the organization now subject to the requirements for the Attorney General in those other states to approve corporate transactions?


May youth football team refuse membership to harassing parent?

Last season a parent harassed the staff of our 501(c)(3) youth football team so badly that our president had to obtain a restraining order. The order has now expired. May we refuse to let the family join our team this season?


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I used to belong to a 501(c)(3) organization formed to help those who have a rare disease. I left because it seems a little shady. We did a small fundraiser the CEO said was to help patients but we were later told that all the money went to repay the CEO for what she initially put up to start the organization. After another fundraiser, she took a trip she claimed was to be by someone's bedside in a hospital but that wasn't true. She has done media interviews claiming she has this disease and is dying, but it appears that is not true. A lot...
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Lessons from Litigation


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No fraud in contribution to find Earhart plane

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Agency counterclaims against “faithless servant”

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