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June 16 -July 15, 2011

June 16, 2011 to July 15, 2011
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Is it legal to use 501(c)(3) tax ID for personal social interest?

The president of our 501(c)(3) organization has an interest in a social issue that has no part of our 501(c)(3). He insists that he can collect donations using our tax id number for his own social interest organization/movement. As CEO of our organization, I think that this is an illegal use of our status. He argues that it is legal as long as he gives some of the collected funds to the original 501(c)(3). Who is right?

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