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Category: Business Law
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Experience:  All corporate law, including non-profits and charitable fraternal organizations.
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Can a for profit business collect a donation on behalf of a

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Can a for profit business collect a donation on behalf of a charitable org. Keeping a fee, and the donor get a tax deduction? Does the donor simply need a 501c number?
JA: What state are you in? And have you consulted a local attorney?
Customer: california, and no
JA: Has anything been officially filed? If so, what?
Customer: no, I am exploring a business model
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: no i just want to know how to do this, i will need professional services down the road
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Business Law
Expert:  Law Educator, Esq. replied 11 months ago.
Thank you for your question. I look forward to working with you to provide you the information you are seeking for educational purposes only.
It happens all of the time, where charities hire marketing companies to solicit donations on behalf of the non-profit and they keep fees for their service. The non-profit provides a receipt to the donor for the whole donation and the non-profit receives the money from the for profit company, minus their service fees.
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