Last month, the Office of the Attorney General of New York (AG) filed a lawsuit naming an accounting firm as a defendant in a charity fraud case. The lawsuit serves as a warning shot that regulators may look beyond officers, directors, and trustees when exercising their authority to oversee charitable organizations.
Pennsylvania laws require extensive child abuse history clearances for volunteers who have direct contact with children. As of July 1, 2015, new laws simplified the process for obtaining background certifications, and made other significant changes to reduce the burdens on organizations and their volunteers. See the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services website for more about the… Read more »