Note: This is a summary of one of the stories from the latest webcast of The NonProfit Times TV.
It looks like it's the watchdogs turn to be watched.
Mark Fitzgibbons, an attorney and direct response fundraising expert, has launched CharityRegulatorWatch.com. This new website is designed to make sure charity regulators are following the laws when it comes to their review of charitable organizations. According to Fitzgibbons, these regulators are often the biggest violators of the laws governing charities, mostly because they are not accountable. Charity Regulator Watch aims to change that.
Still, Fitzgibbons stresses that his site is not meant to be legal advice for charities. It is just meant to provide information and engage in occasional activism.