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Evolving State Regulation: From Index Cards To The Internet

Kunstler-Goldman, Karin; Johns, Belinda

The contributors to this paper represent over 100 "person years" of service as state charity regulators . Although the states' authority to regulate charities began long before they joined their offices, in recent decades the contributors have witnessed changes in the ways that authority has been exercised. Their observations of those changes, influenced significantly by developing technology, the public's growing demand for information about charities' finances, increasing cooperation among regulators and between regulators and the nonprofit sector, and new roles assumed by regulators, are described here. This paper is intended to address general issues and developments in charities regulation. References to any particular states are intended only as examples. Readers are advised to consult the law of the individual states to understand how each approaches any of the issues discussed.

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Other papers from the same panel are available in Academic Commons. "The Case For A Renewal Of Civic Capitalism In The Independent Sector" by Scott Harshbarger - http://dx.doi.org/10.7916/D85X26WS "The Future of State Regulation of Charities" by Marion R. Fremont-Smith - http://dx.doi.org/10.7916/D82R3PQ2 Access all papers from the 2013 Charities Regulation and Oversight Project Policy Conference in Academic Commons http://academiccommons.columbia.edu/catalog?f%5Bseries_facet%5D%5B%5D=2013+Charities+Regulation+and+Oversight+Project+Policy+Conference

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