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    Jun 22, 2014, 05:26 PM
    In a 501c corp. are we allowed to invite the public for the purpose of fundraisi ie;
    In a 501c are we allowed to invite the public for the purpose of fund raising ie; lunches,open houses, barb-q
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    Jun 22, 2014, 07:54 PM
    In general, yes. What aspect of inviting the public to your fundraisers do you think might be a problem?
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    Jun 23, 2014, 06:22 AM
    To properly answer this we need to know what type of 501(c) is it - it makes a difference whether this is a charity 501(c)(3), or a social club like a 501(c)(7). Also if the amount of fund raising from sales (such as a BBQ) exceeds "safe harbor" rules there can be sales tax and federal tax implications.

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