Oklahoma officials, charities work to meet new regulations
A new plan to promote transparency among Oklahoma's charities took effect earlier this month, and leaders in the nonprofit and government sectors are working together to meet the new guidelines.
During the 2010 legislative session, Sen. Susan Paddack, D-Ada, wrote a law overhauling the state's nonprofit registration process. The new rules went into effect July 1.
Charities are legally required to report financial information with the secretary of state, but many groups don't know they have to register annually.