An online toolkit was launched on Nov.
Models to Draw On
The following are some of the many guidelines and best practice standards developed by charitable and philanthropic organizations. They reflect due diligence practices that protect charitable assets to be used solely for charitable purposes.
This article, and the chart supporting it, shows that due process procedures used in asset forfeiture proceedings for accused drug traffickers provide more protection than procedures afforded charities accused of supporting terrorism. These asset forfeiture procedures may be a model for developing new rules for charities.
An accreditation program for American Muslim charities hopes to address donors' fears of government reprisal that has lead to deceased donations. Partnering with the Better Business Bureau, Muslim Advocates started the Muslim Charities Accreditation Program (MCAP) in August 2008 to help charities comply with federal regulations and financial rules. On Aug.