Consumer Protection

An Act to increase transparency and trust in charitable solicitations (HD1351)

Contrary to consumer expectations, professional fundraisers making solicitations on behalf of charities often retain a large share of the funds donated (sometimes as much as 85%). This legislation would require fundraisers soliciting on behalf of charitable organizations to disclose that they must answer all questions fully and accurately and to provide a website and telephone number where prospective donors can confirm what percentage of the funds raised will actually go charity.