Connecticut Changes Its Charitable Fundraising Law

August 24, 2005 Published Work
The Nonprofit Advantage Newsletter, a quarterly publication of the Connecticut Association of Nonprofits

Previously in this space, I have kept you abreast of legislative proposals floated by the U. S. Senate Finance Committee that could have a profound effect on the nonprofit sector, as well as the sector's response to those proposals. That inside-the-beltway activity continues unabated. The Panel on the Nonprofit Sector, convened by the umbrella group Independent Sector at the request of the Senate Finance Committee, recently issued its final report. While the report makes a number of suggestions for specific legislation, to a significant extent the Panel recommends that the nonprofit sector be encouraged to adopt best practices without the imposition of new federal rules directing how nonprofits should govern themselves.