The Charities Project of the National State Attorneys General Program held its fourth Regional Meeting in Austin, Texas on October 18-21, 2009. In an effort to reach out to individual AG offices, this meeting brought together representatives from a small number of state offices to discuss, in a small group setting, the substantive, procedural and logistical questions they have in working in the area of charities regulation.
This meeting was concurrent with the National Association of State Charity Officials (NASCO) Annual Meeting. The Annual NASCO Conference gives attendees the opportunity to network with and hear presentations by their counterparts from other states, as well as representatives of prominent national charities and umbrella organizations, academics who study the nonprofit sector, experienced private practitioners who represent the sector and representatives of federal agencies including the Internal Revenue Service, the Federal Trade Commission and the United States Postal Service.
Participating states were selected because of their interest in expanding their regulatory activity despite their small staffs and/or limited resources. Participating states for the Austin meeting included Utah, Connecticut, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, Tennessee, New Jersey, Louisiana, Wisconsin, Wyoming, California, New York, Missouri, New Hampshire and Texas. Please refer to the resources below for more information.