Legal Question in Consumer Law in North Carolina

Is it legal for a nonprofit charity to give all proceeds to a calling center

Asked on 11/03/13, 12:04 am

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Kenneth Love Ken Love Law
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No...charities much get solicitation licenses from the North Carolina Secretary of State. Then they must be accountable for the money they receive and must be prepared to provide a report to where the money goes.

I will add that charities often have overhead expenses so, it never happens that 100% of the money goes to the actually charitable purpose of the organization. The charity may have utility, rent, employee, and other costs to account for. If you have information that a charity is a scam, you should report it to the NC Secretary of State.

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Answered on 11/03/13, 4:04 am

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