Wednesday, July 21, 2010

What Types of Fundraising are in Opposition to a Non-profit's Status?

This is a question from a member—I have made it anonymous, at their request. Any collegial comments, suggestions, advice would be greatly appreciated!

For many years our museum has held quilt raffles, contests with prizes, and challenges to raise funds. We now have a new president who opposes such activities, saying they are not compatible with being a museum and with non-profit status. Does anyone there have an opinion, or can you direct me to resources to help find the answer? I have looked at other museums’ web sites, and many do these activities, but it is not clear if this is a museum activity or a “friends of” sort of thing. Thanks for any advice!


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