How Nonprofits Can Stay Compliant with Online Fundraising Laws in 2022

Nonprofit Tech for Good

In 2001, the National Association of State Charity Officials (NASCO) released a set of recommendations called the Charleston Principles to supplement fundraising laws that had not kept pace with technology. State charitable registration is both the law and a best practice.

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5 Nonprofit Fundraising Laws You Should Know About

Wild Apricot

This helpful guide will help you navigate the world of nonprofit fundraising laws and stay compliant Following government regulations for your nonprofit can be confusing.

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Digital Privacy Compliance for Nonprofits: The Big 3 Laws

Achieve

to digital privacy laws, it’s important to understand the rules to which your nonprofit can be held accountable. was passed into US law in 2003, and it protects consumers from receiving emails that they never agreed to receive. is a California law that was passed in 2018.

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Why Vulnerable Kids Depend on Government & Big Tech Getting Data Privacy Laws Right

Saleforce Nonprofit

Early detection, coupled with robust reporting, will help law enforcement identify and safeguard potentially thousands of children in urgent need of protection. . It requires a collaborative effort between international law enforcement, government, nonprofits, and private sector companies.

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Law Foundation of Ontario launches call for applications for responsive grants

Charity Village

The Law Foundation of Ontario‘s responsive grants are one-time, project grants up to $100K that support innovative, community-based ideas to improve access to justice. The post Law Foundation of Ontario launches call for applications for responsive grants appeared first on CharityVillage.

The Importance of Case Management Software for Law Firms

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Today the importance of case management software has increased due to the growing number of law firms. We have seen that most law suits are taken care either by a single lawyer or a big law firm. It has been seen that most law firms need some way to keep a full proof record of all those cases that have been solved and those which are still running. This software helps individual lawyers and law firms. Introduction.

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Nominations open for The Law Foundation of Ontario’s Guthrie Award for access to justice

Charity Village

Nominations are now being accepted for the Guthrie Award, The Law Foundation of Ontario‘s signature award to recognize individuals who have a significant and proven track record of furthering access to justice. The post Nominations open for The Law Foundation of Ontario’s Guthrie Award for access to justice appeared first on CharityVillage.

Guest Post: Murphy’s Law — sometimes simpler is better in technology for volunteer management

Twenty Hats

The post Guest Post: Murphy’s Law — sometimes simpler is better in technology for volunteer management appeared first on Twenty Hats When low(er) tech is the answer to our scheduling needs.

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Applications being accepted for Law Foundation of Ontario’s Catalyst program

Charity Village

The Law Foundation of Ontario‘s Catalyst program provides nonprofit organizations working to advance access to justice in Ontario a unique opportunity to secure time-limited core funding. The post Applications being accepted for Law Foundation of Ontario’s Catalyst program appeared first on CharityVillage.

Social Media, Video, and the Law

Wild Apricot

Technology in the Arts has just released a well-researched and well-written review of the legal issues surrounding the use of video footage, Social Media, Video Footage, and the Law: What performing arts managers need to know. Therefore, they must know how current laws and emerging legal trends will affect their online marketing plans and be prepared to advocate within their organizations for.(

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Our EveryAction Hero: National Women's Law Center

EveryAction

Since 1972, the National Women’s Law Center has worked tirelessly to protect and advance the progress of women and girls in virtually every aspect of their lives. In recent months, fueled by the increasingly polarizing political and social climate, the National Women’s Law Center has become a pivotal player in the resistance movement. How would you describe the mission of the National Women’s Law Center?

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Women’s Law Project Looks to the Future Switch to Office 365

TechImpact

When the Women’s Law Project decided to upgrade their computing capabilities earlier this year, IT Director and Programs Manager Barbara DiTullio knew she wanted a system that would provide flexibility, efficiency, and security. The organization, a legal advocacy group for women’s issues based in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, decided to migrate its network over to Office … Continued The post Women’s Law Project Looks to the Future Switch to Office 365 appeared first on Tech Impact.

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The 5 Laws of Successful IT Strategy and Planning

Connection Cafe

The five laws of successful IT strategy and planning are designed to encourage and inspire you to not only invest in technology services for your organization, but to also provide a thought-map for the inevitable challenges. The law of planning will help give you the courage required to move forward. Your journey does not end at the implementation of these five laws. When you faithfully employ these five laws, real change is inevitable for your organization.

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New Tax Law: Understanding the Impacts on Charities and Giving

ASU Lodestar Center

The tax law and jobs act (TCJA) presents many changes for nonprofits to consider in 2018. The following changes to the law are some of the most critical when considering the effect they may have on charitable giving to nonprofits. With change in tax laws that can influence philanthropy comes an impact to individuals, charities and communities. Far fewer will be subject to the federal estate tax with the law expanding exemption to many more.

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How to Make Tax Law Work for Your Nonprofit

NonProfit Hub

In fact, because you are a nonprofit you have to adhere to a separate set of rules and laws governing fundraising, operations and finances. Recently, I attended a seminar put on by students involved with the Entrepreneurship Clinic from the local law college. They explained some of the tax laws and methods to help keep more of the fundraising dollars in your pocket and tax-free. Note that many of these laws are specific to our local jurisdiction.

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Next phase of anti-spam law targets software - National | Globalnews.ca

AFP Blog

Next phase of anti-spam law targets software - National | Globalnews.ca : ''via Blog this

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Blogging and the Law

Michael Stein's Non-profit Technology Blog

And on top of that, sometimes knowing the law doesn't help - in many cases it was written for traditional journalists, and the courts haven't yet decided how it applies to bloggers. The Electronic Frontier Foundation has recently updated their legal guide for bloggers: you can find it on their website here. The guide addresses a broad range of legal pitfalls that a blogger might encounter.

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Social media’s ‘law’ of short messages - MIT News Office

AFP Blog

Social media’s ‘law’ of short messages - MIT News Office : Social media’s ‘law’ of short messages Study shows a regular decline in length of social media messaging during public events as the volume of messages increases

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Britain's biggest charities believed they were 'above the law' on data protection - Telegraph

AFP Blog

Britain's biggest charities believed they were 'above the law' on data protection - Telegraph : "Britain's biggest charities believed they were 'above the law' on data protection The Information Commissioner has claimed that charities thought they were 'a special case' and tried to find 'wiggle room' over data and privacy laws" 'via Blog this

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3 Common Legal Traps Nonprofits Fall Prey To

Wild Apricot

Erin-McClarty nonprofit-law legal-issues legal-traps nonprofitHave you ever worried your nonprofit could have some hidden legal risks? Nonprofit attorney and strategist Erin McClarty shows you 3 common legal traps and how to avoid them.

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From Gartner: Five Laws for Exploring Virtual Worlds

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Gartner's five laws for exploring virtual worlds at the enterprise level. First Law: Virtual worlds are not games, but neither are they a parallel universe (yet). Second Law: Behind every avatar is a real person Third Law: Be relevant and add value. Fourth Law: Understand and contain the downside. Fifth Law: This is a long haul. Hat tip to Jay Moonah for the pointer to this Gartner article about virtual worlds.

Power Law of Participation: How does it differ for collective charitable giving?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Flickr Photo from Ross Mayfield Still reflecting on the question " Are Fundraising Groundwells A Massive Opportunity or Distraction for Nonprofit Organizations?" Found this oldish post in my bookmark collection called Power Law of Participation for social software by Ross Mayfield.

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Ask a Nonprofit Specialist: What does the repeal of Arizona's solicitation law mean to my nonprofit?

ASU Lodestar Center

The Arizona legislature recently passed legislation that repeals Arizona’s solicitation registration laws and the requirement that nonprofit organizations file annual solicitation registration or renewal forms with the Secretary of State. Most states typically regulate nonprofit organizations through solicitation laws that are concerned with charitable solicitations from the general public. posted by. Anne Byrne , Professional-in-Residence, ASU Lodestar Center.

Why Your Country Should Ratify the Marrakesh Treaty

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

It supports domestic human and civil rights laws around access to information and education. · book famine Bookshare copyright law Marrakesh Treaty UN World Intellectual Property World Blind UnionAccess to information and knowledge is a basic human right and a necessary first step towards personal, economic, and social development. Yet around the world, over 100 million individuals are denied this basic right.

What is in the Treaty of Marrakesh?

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

This is satisfied by having a law like the Chafee Amendment in the U.S., or similar laws in other countries like India and the EU. This survived in the Treaty in a much weaker form, which allows countries to choose to have a commerciality requirement in their copyright law, which some countries like Singapore and Australia already do have. law, plus it has import and export provisions between countries.

Tech coalition pushes rewrite of online privacy law | Politics and Law - CNET News

AFP Blog

Tech coalition pushes rewrite of online privacy law | Politics and Law - CNET News: "This post has been updated several times since it was published. broad coalition of companies including Google, Microsoft, and AT&T, joined by liberal and conservative advocacy groups, will announce a major push Tuesday to update federal privacy laws to protect mobile

How to license mixed media, without a law degree

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

What's even better, you don't need a law degree to understand it! Beth's Flickr Stream. From Icommons comes an incredibly useful legal brief to remixing media in the age of participatory media and campaigns by Steve Vosloo, Digital Hero Book Project. The post answers the questions: How do you negotiate the potential minefield of legalese surrounding your content? How can you be creative and stay legal?

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9 questions to help you develop an equity mindset

Nonprofit AF

With Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the anti-transgender laws in Texas, the “don’t say gay” bill in Florida, the. Hi everyone. Data Race, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion

What To Do When Your Nonprofit Becomes The Target Of A Phishing Scam - Corporate/Commercial Law - United States

AFP Blog

What To Do When Your Nonprofit Becomes The Target Of A Phishing Scam - Corporate/Commercial Law - United States : "During the first half of 2014, there were 6,271 phishing attacks that targeted the "dot-org" Internet domain name often used by nonprofits, according to a study by the Anti-Phishing Working Group, a consortium of industry groups and international organizations.

How to Protect Yourself from the New ISP Law

Tech Soup Blog

On April 3, 2017, President Trump signed into law a bill that compromises consumers ' Internet privacy. What Is the New Law? The new law not only overturns those rules, but it prevents the FCC from introducing similar privacy protection laws in the future. Take a look at what this means for you as an Internet user and how you can protect yourself from these new rules.

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Send Your Feedback to the FCC: Net Neutrality Needs You

NTEN

Advocacy Communications fcc internet issues law net neutrality open web There have been a tremendous amount of issues and disasters in the news recently, but I want to draw your attention to a critically important story that is developing as you read this: once again, our open Internet is in danger.

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Care2 Helps in Law of the Sea Win - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Care2

60) Search « Five Tips for Online Fundraisers from a Direct Mail Dinosaur | Main | $100,000 Grant: Polls Still Open in the Peace Primary » Friday Nov 02 2007 Care2 Helps in Law of the Sea Win Friday, November 2, 2007 at 04:40PM | by Eric Rardin Congratulations to Citizens for Global Solutions in their big victory – helping push the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to vote in favor of sending the Law of the Sea Treaty to the full Senate for possible ratification.

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The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

The 36th Annual Nonprofit Organizations Institute will feature nationally recognized experts from private foundations, public charities, law, finance, and government discussing the latest tax, legislative and governance issues affecting nonprofit organizations. It's finally here! If you loved our 2018 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar get ready for our new, improved, and updated 2019 calendar!

GuideStar Pulls Hate Group Designations After Threats

The NonProfit Times

Growing harassment and threats directed toward leadership and staff have led watchdog database GuideStar to remove its flagging of 46 suspected hate groups as defined by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) — at least for the time being. A GuideStar spokesperson declined to comment specifically on the instances of harassment or whether GuideStar has sought out law enforcement, citing the sensitive nature of the situation.

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Two Tax Policies Affecting Foundations and Nonprofits in 2020

Connection Cafe

Harking back to December 2017, the House and Senate passed, and the President signed into law, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, also known as TCJA or Tax Reform 2017. Foundations Nonprofit Nonprofit Management Private Foundation Excise Tax public policy tax law Unrelated Business Income Ta

The 2020 Foundations Excise Tax Regulations – What You Need to Know

Connection Cafe

At first thought, most people recall The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act , which the President signed into law in late 2017, as legislation that changed the rate for standard deductions and capped certain other deductions, including charitable contributions.

Great reads from around the web on January 26th

Amy Sample Ward

" roundup apple bookmarks casestudies contest development law list mobile nonprofit policy postalicious privacy resources socialmedia strategy twitterI come across so many great conversations, ideas, and resources all over the web every day. Here are some of the most interesting things I’ve found recently (as of January 26th). You can join the conversations in the comments, or click through to the original posts to find what others are saying.

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9 Immutable Laws of Social Media Marketing | eMarketing & Commerce (eM+C)

AFP Blog

9 Immutable Laws of Social Media Marketing | eMarketing & Commerce (eM+C): "These are the kinds of questions and responses I hear daily in my conversations about social media. From these conversations I've come up with a set of nine laws of social media to provide all marketers with proper expectations Often I tell folks to set and manage expectations correctly.

One-Third of a Press Pass to an Internet Law Program

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Deborah Finn was invited to be one of the bloggers who receives a press pass to the Internet Law Seminar at the Berkman Center next week. Unfortunately for her (fortunately for me), she couldn't make the third day of conference and arranged for me to be her substitute for the day. I'm not a lawyer, but it looks like a great learning opportunity. I was also. thrilled to see a topic of personal interest on the agenda.

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Free Legal Services for Charities Anyone?

Tech Soup Blog

Many law firms do much more pro bono work than 50 hours. TechSoup has had an ongoing relationship with the famous Silicon Valley law firm, Cooley LLP for several years. TechSoup’s Pro Bono Law Firm, Cooley LLP. The Legal Aid Society of San Diego honored Cooley as their " Law Firm of the Year " for its commitment to pro bono work. There also great local referral services like Law Works in Philadelphia, which is a hub for pro bono legal services.

GUIDE: Voter Registration Campaigns for Nonprofits

EveryAction

Before you get started, check with your local election board to make sure that you’re using the right voter registration form, and to familiarize yourself with your state or county’s laws and regulations related to conducting voter registration.

Social Spending Bill Includes Provisions Worth Watching for the Nonprofit Sector

NonProfit PRO

New laws can change the way both your donors and clients interact with you. Federal legislation can have a wide-ranging impact on nonprofit organizations and the people they serve. Government & Regulation

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8 Organizations to Support this Black History Month

EveryAction

Southern Poverty Law Center. The Southern Poverty Law center also has an intelligence project working to track and expose hate groups across the country and a Teaching Tolerance Program that produces and distributes (entirely for free) anti-bias documentary films, books, and lesson plans!