The only time non-profit organizations are required to refund a donation is if the organization violates the terms of the gift. Otherwise, the decision about refunding is up to each individual non-profit, though state authorities may step in to protect the public interest.

The Wall Street Journal has reported that more and more donors are asking for refunds on their donations or are not fulfilling their donation pledges.  The reason for this increasing demand is that donors feel charities are misusing their funds, ignoring their wishes, or spending money in ways that have strayed from their stated mission, which was the donor’s initial reason for giving.

-Charity Compliance Solutions


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1872 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10035

Phone: 800-920-8161