The Charities Regulation and Oversight Project ("Charities Project") is pleased to announce the publication, through Columbia University’s Academic Commons, of two dozen solicited papers addressing the future of state charities regulation. This collection of state-focused articles is the first of its kind in the literature, addressing regulation and enforcement in the charitable sector. The collection features articles from nationally recognized academics, regulators and practitioners who participated in the Charities Project’s unprecedented policy conference, which took place at Columbia Law School in 2013. These twenty-five articles are openly accessible and publicly searchable through Columbia University’s Academic Commons.
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About the Charities Project The Charities Regulation and Oversight Project of the National State Attorneys General Program at Columbia Law School provides a resource to Attorneys General in fulfilling their charities enforcement responsibilities. Please view the two-minute video introduction to the Charities Project, featuring Lead Counsel Cindy M. Lott, below.
The 2013 Charities Regulation and Oversight Project Policy Conference (held Feb. 7-8, 2013 at Columbia Law School in New York) was developed by the Charities Regulation and Oversight Project in partnership with the National Attorneys General Training and Research Institute (NAGTRI). Featuring the participation of more than half a dozen current and former attorneys general, dozens of assistant attorneys general from around the country, federal regulators and top academics and practitioners, conference sessions addressed a wide range of topics at the intersection of state regulation and the nonprofit sector, including emerging issues regarding the interlocking jurisdictional role of the states and the federal government; the continuing evolution of state attorneys general and other state regulators vis-a-vis the sector; political activity and advocacy in and by the sector; the regulatory and enforcement responsibilities of state attorneys general over new hybrid corporate forms and "social mission" organizations; state regulators and religious organizations; the dynamic evolution of states' regulation of nonprofit healthcare; how media and technology impact transparency of the states and the sector; and the changing landscape of state-based charitable solicitation.
Please contact Program Coordinator Frances Laviscount, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-851-1061 with any questions regarding the conference.
On Thursday, September 12, 2013, the Charities Regulation and Oversight Project of the National State Attorneys General Program at Columbia Law School in conjunction with Regional Association of Grantmakers hosted an audio conference on the topic of “Working Effectively with Grantmakers and Foundations.” David Spenard from the Kentucky Office of the Attorney General and Susan Staricka from the Texas Office of the Attorney General were among the presenters and the panel was moderated by Barbara Taylor from Grantmakers of Western Pennsylvania and Cindy M. Lott, Senior Counsel to the National State Attorneys General Program.