[Foundation-l] Mission & Vision statement updated

Thomas Dalton thomas.dalton at gmail.com
Thu Apr 26 18:01:09 UTC 2007

> > I don't know the details, but it is common sense that such a law
> > exists. I can't found a charity to help cure cancer, get lots of
> > donations, and then change the charity to one that provides caviare to
> > aristocrats.
> No, you obviously can't change a charity into a non-charity without
> getting into trouble with the IRS.  But that doesn't mean that you
> need IRS approval to make any change to your mission statement.

I said going from a cancer charity to a caviare *charity*. Any
non-profit organisation that follows the appropriate rules can be a
charity, there is no legal connection between "charity" and the
subjective concept of "good cause".

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