State Charity Registration Laws: You Can't Ignore Them Any Longer
July 31, 2009, OnPhilanthropy — State charity registration laws have been ignored for decades. Until earlier this year, I wouldn't have been given space to write about them. There is no penalty for breaking most of them and the few states that have penalties rarely enforce them, so there's been no incentive to comply. Until the IRS stepped in.
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Tony Martignetti is the principal of Martignetti Planned Giving Advisors, which helps nonprofits build appropriate, scalable and successful planned giving fundraising programs. He is the host of the popular fundraising podcast Tony Martignetti Nonprofit Radio and author of "Charity Registration: State-by-State Guidelines for Compliance."