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Charitable Fundraising Reports Updated
(Published: December 26, 2014)
Civil Penalty Imposed Against Charitable Organization over Misleading Fundraising
(Published: December 23, 2014)
A civil penalty of $45,000 has been imposed against NSPIRE Outreach, a Georgia-based organization also known as Hope House or Hope for Domestic Violence, for soliciting contributions using false or misleading practices.
Specifically, the group has falsely represented that it works with other organizations with which it has no affiliation. Additionally, numerous individuals have filed complaints with the Division of Charitable Solicitations and Gaming because they continued to receive calls requesting donations even after requesting to be removed from the group's call list.
Holiday Office Closures
(Published: December 18, 2014)
The Secretary of State's office will be closed Wednesday, Dec. 24 and Thursday, Dec. 25 in celebration of the Christmas holiday. The office will reopen Friday, Dec. 26.
The office will also be closed Wednesday, Dec. 31 and Thursday, Jan. 1 in celebration of the New Year's holiday. The office will reopen Friday, Jan. 2.
If you have business with any of the office's operating divisions, please plan accordingly.
Holiday Closures for Secretary of State's Office
(Published: November 13, 2014)
In celebration of the Thanksgiving and the Columbus Day holidays, the Secretary of State's office and all of its operating divisions will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 27 and Friday, Nov. 28. (Gov. Bill Haslam used his executive authority to designate that the state holiday for Columbus Day be moved to Nov. 28.) The Tennessee State Library and Archives will reopen on Saturday, Nov. 29 at 8 a.m. The Secretary of State's other divisions will reopen on Monday, Dec. 1 at 8 a.m.
Have a happy Thanksgiving!
Secretary of State's Office Closed for Veterans Day Holiday
(Published: October 28, 2014)
The Secretary of State's office and all of its operating divisions will be closed Tuesday, Nov. 11 to commemorate the Veterans Day holiday. The office will reopen at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12. If you have business with the office, please plan accordingly.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org