I have been trying to figure out how to put a donate button linked to the Community House Network endowment account, and as soon as I put a link up, the Foundations Group with whom I have been working sent me some forms to fill out.
The form is for the State of Illinois that requires all charities "be registered for Charitable Solicitation prior to soliciting or fundraising in the state, adding a ""Donate Now"" button to the organization's website, or even accepting a donation other than those used for start up expenses."
This kind of stuff makes me lose my marbles. I don't know why I can do research on pretty much any topic, write articles, analyze data, but when it comes to legalese I go bananas. Nothing makes sense.
This situation was more difficult because the form was being uncooperative.
Needless to say, I deleted my donate button until I can figure it out.
The Open House was small but a powerful experience. I will have to share more later, once I have figured out how to check the correct boxes for the State of Illinois!
Wish me luck.