The Charitable Law Section’s website now provides up-to-the-minute notices to the charitable community on the most recent changes and resources provided through the site.
A recent change to the Ohio Administrative Code requires charitable registration and filing fees to be paid by credit card or electronic check. The online registration system began accepting only electronic payments on September 17.
A majority of nonprofits that responded to the second wave of the Ohio Nonprofit COVID-19 Survey, administered in August, are operating below their normal budgets. Many Ohioans would be left unemployed and without vital resources unless a vibrant charitable sector can be maintained.
Although crowdfunding as a concept has been around much longer than the term, its use has expanded rapidly with the advent of the internet. For the unwary, the worldwide reach of the internet can be both a boon and a trap when it comes to crowdfunding.
The health crisis is causing charities across Ohio to alter or eliminate programs, seek new sources of funding, and even consider dissolving. The resources provided here can assist charities facing these situations and lend insight into the ways the pandemic is affecting Ohio's charitable sector.
In our continuing effort to promote accountability and transparency within the charitable sector, the Ohio Attorney General’s Office has switched to an online payment only system. As of September 17, 2020, we no longer accept paper checks as payment for charitable registration fees and late fees. All payments must be made by credit card or e-check on our website through our secure payment portal. An e-check, or electronic check, is a digital version of a paper check. There are no additional fees when paying online. For more information, see https://charitable.ohioago.gov/Registration-Fee-Rule-Change.
Upcoming in-person bingo school sessions are being moved online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information, visit the bingo school registration page.
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