Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Solicitation for Charity: Eliminate 'Financial Predators' | TheLedger.com


Solicitation for Charity: Eliminate 'Financial Predators' | TheLedger.com: ome groups have minimal administrative costs, and channel all or most of the donations to the intended recipients. Others spend most — or even all — of the money on salaries and solicitation costs.

The trouble is, because of Florida’s lax laws on charitable solicitations, donors in many cases have no way of knowing which charities are legitimate and which are not.

Agricultural Commissioner Adam Putnam, R-Bartow, wants to change that. And Florida’s lucrative direct-solicitation industry wants to the stop him or at least weaken his plan.

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