I want to raise money for a charity I am not a part of. What is the legality of this?

I’ve become invested in a charity and what they do, specifically helping people in third world countries. I want to raise money and donate to them, I was thinking maybe a GoFundMe or another funding site. But I’m not sure about the legality of this since I’m not a part of them. Thank you to anyone who can try and explain this!

2 Answers

  • 6 months ago

    Check out charities On the BBB site or Charity Navigator. These two can give you an idea of what is trustworthy or not.

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  • Janet
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    You cannot do this.

    The charity itself is the only one who can raise funds. You CAN volunteer in their fund-raising activities, but those will always be under the umbrella of their organization.

    Try to raise money over GoFundMe or anothr funding site, and you face possible criminal prosecution.

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