Michigan Nonprofit Council for Charitable Trust

The Nonprofit Council for Charitable Trusts was formed in January 2004 by the Michigan Nonprofit Association and the Council of Michigan Foundations. Chaired by Michigan’s Assistant Attorney General, the Council provides expertise and guidance to the Attorney General on issues related to charities and charitable giving in Michigan.

 Purpose of the Council

  • Provide feedback on existing and emerging regulations affecting the nonprofit sector.
  • Assist the Attorney General with educating donors and citizens about charities and charitable giving.
  • Promote an accountable, efficient and responsive nonprofit sector through regulatory compliance and the promotion of best practices.

Resources for Charities

Michigan Corporation Division Seminar for New Nonprofits - this half day seminar, with presentations by the IRS and the Michigan Corporations Division, Attorney General's Office and Treasury Department, covers a wide variety of topics including director and officer duties and responsibilities, indemnification, charitable solicitations, financing, tax issues, filing requirements, and recordkeeping.

Resources for Charitable Beneficiaries of Wills and Trusts - this resource helps charities know their rights when they are named as beneficiaries in wills and trusts.

Helping Michigan Citizens Give Wisely -  a brochure to help donors make smart decisions when donating to an organization.