State Attorney General Oversight and Regulation of Charitable Organizations
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.
On February 24 and 25, 2006, the National State Attorneys General Program at Columbia Law School presented the "State Attorney General Oversight and Regulation of Charitable Organizations" symposium. This invitation-only conference provided an opportunity for frank discussions among state attorneys general, leading academics, and representatives of significant charities, foundations, non-governmental organizations, and private law firms. Thirty-nine Attorney General Offices were represented, fifteen by their Attorney General.
Discussion concerned three specific problems: authority and role of the Attorney General, governance and fiduciary duties, and divergent views on oversight mechanisms.
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