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ATTORNEY GENERAL'S REPORT ON CHARITABLE SOLICITATION BY COMMERCIAL FUNDRAISERS

Supplement Re: Donations of Personal Property

Introduction

The California Attorney General recently released his 1997 Report on Charitable Solicitation by Commercial Fundraisers. That report dealt with charities and their commercial fundraisers that solicit primarily by direct mail and telephone. This supplement, required by Government Code section 12599(I), deals with a different sort of fundraising -- the public's donation of used personal property to charity and the resale of that property by for-profit thrift stores or commercial fundraisers operating vehicle donation programs for the benefit of charity.

Donors want to know what happens to their charitable gifts. The Attorney General's goal in issuing this supplement is to assist Californians by providing information that will help them critically evaluate charitable solicitation of used personal property.




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Change in Raffle Reporting Requirements

Please note: A single aggregate report for all raffles held during the reporting year is due on or before October 1st. The Nonprofit Raffle Report (Form CT-NRP-2) must be used by all organizations. Precise record-keeping is required as reports that include estimates of proceeds and expenses will not be accepted for filing. Organizations that host raffles as part of a larger fundraising event must maintain a record of raffle proceeds and expenses separate from all other event monies: only raffle proceeds and expenses on Form CT-NRP-2.

Filing a Complaint

Have a complaint against a charity? Please use our complaint form, pdf. Mail the completed form and any attachments to:

  • Registry of Charitable Trusts
  • Office of the Attorney General
  • P.O. Box 903447
  • Sacramento, CA 94203-4470

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