National Association of Attorneys General
Virtual 2020 NAAG/NASCO Conference
Nov. 17-19, 2020
Save the Date!
This year's NAAG/NASCO Conference will be held virtually on the afternoons of November 17, 18, and 19, 2020. This conference is the only annual event at which state charity regulators and nonprofit organizations and their attorneys and accountants have the opportunity to meet, hear about, and discuss issues of interest to the charities community. The sessions on Tuesday, Nov. 17 and Wednesday, Nov. 18 are open to the public and provide an opportunity for representatives of the nonprofit sector to meet and participate in discussions with state regulators. The sessions Thursday, Nov. 19 are open to regulators only.
The conference is titled “Weathering the Storm” and will address pressing and relevant issues regarding the nonprofit sector in these turbulent times. Sessions during the public portion of the conference will include discussion on the impact of the COVID crisis on state charity regulation, updates on significant enforcement actions from leading state regulators and the FTC, panels on asset management and fundraising, and an opportunity to ask questions to state regulators. Below you will find a general conference agenda for the public days. Please note that it is subject to change.
Public Day Agenda - Tuesday, November 17
1:30 pm – 2:15 pm* Opening & Welcome. New York Attorney General Letitia James, New Hampshire Attorney General Gordon McDonald, Maryland Secretary of State John Wobensmith, and Florida Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Nikki Fried will welcome attendees to the conference.**
2:15 pm – 2:30 pm Break
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm State/Federal Trade Commission Update
4:00 pm – 4:15 pm Break
4:15 pm – 4:45 pm Breakout Sessions/Ask the Regulator Opportunity
4:45 pm – 5:00 pm Announcements, Evaluations, and Adjourn
Public Day Agenda – Wednesday, November 18
1:30 pm – 1:45 pm Opening & Day 1 Recap
1:45 pm – 3:15 pm Navigating the Turbulence: Asset Management in the Current Environment. This session will address asset management strategies – including tapping into endowments, modification of gift instruments, and mergers – and the practical and regulatory issues raised by these mechanisms.
3:15 pm – 3:30 pm Break
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm Riding the Wave: Fundraising in the Current Environment. This session will address solicitation of donations through both old and new forms, with a focus on the regulatory and legal issues raised by fundraising in the virtual world.
5:00 pm – 5:15 pm Evaluations and Adjourn
*All times in Eastern Time
**Please note that the agenda is subject to change