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Start: October 13

End: October 14



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October 13, 2021: 12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. ET (Open to the Public)
October 14, 2021: noon – 5:00 p.m. ET (Government Only)

This conference is hosted by the NAGTRI Center for Consumer Protection and National Association of State Charity Officials (NASCO).

This year’s NAAG/NASCO Charities Conference will be held virtually on the afternoons of October 13 and 14, 2021. The conference is the only annual event at which charity regulators and nonprofit organizations and their attorneys, accountants, fundraisers, and advisers have the opportunity to meet, hear about, and discuss issues of interest to the charitable sector.

The sessions on Wednesday, Oct. 13 are open to the public and provide an opportunity to hear from state regulators and others in the nonprofit sector on issues of current relevance, including sessions on Fundraising and Governance: The Impact of COVID and A Brave New World of Working Together: State Law Questions Surrounding Arrangements Between Charities and Non-Charities. There will also be the opportunity for attendees to have discussions in small groups. Finally, there will be a panel of elected officials tasked with the regulation of charitable entities and assets. The agenda is subject to change; we plan to keep the website updated as the agenda is further developed.

View Draft Public Day Agenda

The sessions on Thursday, Oct. 14 are open to attorney general staff, other NASCO members, and other government regulators only. Click here for a skeleton agenda for the government staff only day.


Early registration is recommended as space is limited. The program will be held on Zoom.

There is no cost for attorney general staff or other NASCO members to attend this conference. Attorney general staff must be logged into their NAAG account to receive free registration. Other NASCO members will need a code to register for free (please email Carter McCoy at cmccoy@naag.org for the code). Other government employees and the public will be charged a $25.00 registration fee.

The registration deadline is Tuesday, October 12, 2021.

*If you have created your NAAG account and do not see the correct pricing listed, please make sure you have entered your organization under your profile. Attorney general staff will need to wait until after your account is verified by your office before being able to register for this event.

CLE Credit

NAAG will apply for CLE for attendees eligible under CLE accrediting body guidelines.

Additional Information

The 2021 NAAG/NASCO Annual Charities Conference is coordinated by the and the NAGTRI Center for Consumer Protection, whose mission is to assist and enable state and territory attorneys general in protecting the public in the areas of consumer protection and charitable asset and entity oversight by providing information, technical assistance, and support; facilitating cooperation among attorney general staff through open dialogue and advanced communication systems; planning, organizing, and conducting training and seminars for the exchange of ideas and information on relevant matters; and promoting the development of effective programs and education for the protection of the public. Please check out the Center’s consumer-facing website at ConsumerResources.org.