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May 1, 2014
If you're fundraising in MA, make sure your paperwork is in order: AG is suing veterans' charity over deceptive practices AND lack of reporting.
"The Massachusetts Attorney General’s office filed suit last Wednesday in Suffolk Superior Court against the Rhode Island–based Veterans Community Foundation Inc., its CEO Kimberly S. Silva, and New England branch managers Matthew J. Desautel and Americo Renzi. The suit charges that 1) the group flouted state law by soliciting donations in front of businesses, even when they had been warned that they did not have a valid certificate to do so, and 2) that the charity used unfair and deceptive solicitation practices when asking for donations." --Ruth McCambridge, Nonprofit Quarterly