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Make Charitable Donations Count by Being a Savvy Giver
(Published: December 4, 2013)
Note: This column by Secretary of State Tre Hargett originally appeared in the Knoxville News-Sentinel on November 28, 2013.
As we enter the holiday season, many of us are making plans to purchase gifts for family members and other loved ones. And when we do, we are surely hoping that our gifts will be meaningful to the people who receive them – not just tokens that end up in the trash or the back of a closet somewhere.
The same type of thinking should apply to the charitable contributions we make. This time of year, many people feel moved to give money to various causes. And when they do, they have hopes that their donations will be used to help make the world a better place.
Charitable Fundraising Reports Updated
(Published: December 9, 2013)
The Division of Charitable Solicitations and Gaming assists and protects Tennessee citizens by informing them about charities seeking their contributions. The division does this through the following activities:
The division seeks to:
Citizens will find a large amount of useful information here to assist them in determining if a charitable organization which is fundraising is meeting the legal requirements to do so, and if the organization is one to which they wish to donate.
Organizations will find the applicable laws and definitions to assist them in fully complying with the law.
Charitable Solicitations and Gaming
Below are answers to frequently asked questions.
Can't find what you need? Contact Charitable Fundraising at (615) 741-2555, 1-800-861-7393 (complaints about solicitations) or email@example.com