US Supreme Court to define fraud in charity fundraising

first_imgUS Supreme Court to define fraud in charity fundraising The Supreme Court in the USA is expected to issue a clarification of the definition of fraud in charitable fundraising by professional fundraising companies.The lack of clarity has hindered attempts by US states to prosecute certain fraudulent fundraising companies and those that appear to retain a very high percentage of funds raised on behalf of charities. Until now these companies have successfully argued that charitable solicitation constitutes free speech and so is protected by the First Amendment.Eighteen states have backed the Illinois attorney general’s office in its appeal to the Supreme Court saying that such problems are widespread. Advertisement  29 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 8 November 2002 | News Read “Court to Clarify Definition of Fraud in Charitable Fund-Raising” by Linda Greenhouse at the New York Times. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more