- September 2010
- IRA Rollover Remains on Hold
- Estate Tax Bill Introduced by Senate
- Campaign-Finance Bill Stalls in Senate, Alleviating Advocacy Groups' Concerns
- Federal Government Awards $50 Million in First Set of Innovations Grants
- Supreme Court Decision Delivers Blow to Human-Rights and Aid Groups
- Supreme Court’s Ruling in College Case Could Impact Charities
- HHS Proposes HIPAA Regulations Changes Affecting Fundraising
- Religion-Based Groups Protest Restrictions in Bill
- Senator Wants More Disclosure by Non Profits about Donors
- Coalition Wants Charity Stipulation in Boston Hospital Deal
- States Seeks to Limit Nonprofit CEO Pay as Part of Budget-Cutting Efforts
- Two NY Charities Refuse to Return Gifts from Donor Convicted of Fraud
- Oregon Wants to Close Vets Charity Over Telemarketing Fees
- Florida Bars Fund Raising by Veterans Group
- NY Governor Signs Law to Limit Charitable Deductions for Wealthy
- Law Suit Claims Mismanagement Killed NY Hospital
- IRS Offers Small Charities ‘One-Time Relief’ Through Extended Deadline
- U.S. Postal Service Proposes Rate Increase
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Oregon Wants to Close Vets Charity Over Telemarketing Fees
Oregon’s attorney general is seeking to shut down a nonprofit organization that awards honorary medals to veterans, saying most of the cash the group raises goes to a commercial telemarketer.
The state has sued Veterans of Oregon and the fund-raising company it works with, Associated Community Services in Michigan. The AG said solicitors for the charity told would-be donors their gifts would provide food, housing, and medical care for homeless and ill vets, but 80 percent of funds raised went to the telemarketing firm.
The Oregon Justice Department has sued two other military charities it claimed made similar false statements about how donations would be spent.