Tragedy and Comedy / Tim Green

January 4, 2017; Denver Post

Over the past year, NPQ has published quite a bit about the spotty nature of charity enforcement across the United States. Some states have longstanding, well-developed charity offices that acknowledge the importance of the sector by taking its few bad actors seriously as a threat to the integrity and funding of the sector as a whole. But, most still do not dedicate resources in a targeted way. We hope this will change, and that charity officers will form a national network with some shared resources and prosecutions.

The Denver Post published an editorial two days ago supporting the Colorado attorney general’s request for funding for a small office dedicated to overseeing the state’s nonprofit sector. The editorial pointed out that regulatory oversight of the sector is wanting on the national level and referenced a landmark report on the matter released last year by the Charit