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In addition to licensing and enforcement duties, CSL possesses a statutory duty to inform North Carolina consumers regarding relevant charitable solicitation and donation practices, trends, and issues. We approach this duty with a solemn focus on fraud prevention through consumer education.

On this page you'll find links to various news items, articles, and downloads containing useful information and tips for consumers concerning charitable solicitations.

Our goal is not to discourage giving to charities, but to encourage North Carolina consumers to make sound and informed giving decisions.

If you have questions or suggestions regarding this page or its contents, please feel free to contact us.

Quick Links

Be ready when they call -- download our Donor Telephone Checklist.

Considering donating a car to charity? Read this IRS article first.

Read Independent Sector's 10 Tips for Donors.

Download PDFMadigan v. Telemarketing Associates, Inc. (decided May 5, 2003)

If you're interested in finding current news about charities and fundraising, we recommend that you visit The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest site.