2013 North-American Interfraternity Conference Foundations Seminar


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Aug. 18-20, 2013

Hyatt Regency Indianapolis
One South Capitol Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana

Dianne Chipps Bailey was a speaker at the 2013 North-American Interfraternity Conference (NIC) Foundations Seminar. This event was held at the Hyatt Regency Indianapolis on August 18-20, 2013.

Ms. Bailey presented "The State of the Charitable Deduction" and provide an update on federal and select state challenges to the charitable income tax deduction. Participants learned specific techniques to structure fundraising initiatives to maximize charitable deductions for donors.

She also co-presented "What You Need to Know about Charitable Solicitation Registration." This presentation focused on fundraising state compliance issues fraternities, sororities and their respective foundations face. Approximately 40 states require charitable organizations to register with a state regulatory agency (usually with the state’s attorney general’s office or secretary of state’s office, depending on the state) prior to engaging in any solicitation of contributions. In addition, approximately 45 states require registration for professional fundraisers that solicit on behalf of charitable organizations and fundraising counsel that consult, manage, or advise charities with respect to the solicitation of contributions. The good news is that fraternities and sororities (and other fraternal organizations) are exempt from the registration requirements in some states. This presentation explored the state registration requirements and, more specifically, the applicable exemptions available to fraternities and sororities and making sure once an organization is exempt that it stays within the confines of the applicable exemption.

For more information on the North-American Interfraternity Conference, please visit the NIC website.

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