Calif. Law Aims to Make Online Giving Safer for Nonprofits and Donors

Calif. Law Aims to Make Online Giving Safer for Nonprofits and Donors

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While the details are still being ironed out, platforms will no longer be able to hide fees, use nonprofits’ names to raise funds without permission, or hang onto donations indefinitely, says Lucy Salcido Carter, public policy director at the California Association of Nonprofits, which supported the legislation.

“The law hadn’t quite caught up with technology in this area,” Salcido Carter says. The new law provides a much needed update.

“It’s going to increase people’s confidence in using online fundraising mechanisms for making donations to nonprofits,” she says. “It’s also going to protect recipient nonprofits.”

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The Chronicle of Philanthropy
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