Media Release
May 30, 2019 1:00 p.m.

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) has partnered with the Florida Nonprofit Alliance (FNA) to conduct a survey to assess the giving habits of part-time and full-time residents of Florida and determine the level of awareness among donors regarding the appropriate steps to take to verify the legitimacy of a charity.

The survey launched on May 15, 2019, and will close on August 15, 2019. Anyone wishing to participate in the survey can visit www.FloridaConsumerHelp.com and click on the survey link at the top of the page or call 1-800-HELP-FLA (435-7352) or 1-800-FL-AYUDA (352-9832) en Español for assistance in completing the survey over the phone.

FDACS is responsible for registering charities soliciting in Florida and provides information regarding registration, complaints, and financials for charitable solicitors. Anyone with a question about the legitimacy of a charity operating in Florida should visit www.FloridaConsumerHelp.com and click on Check-A-Charity to verify if that charity is registered to solicit donations in Florida and to see how it spends its donations.

The Florida Nonprofit Alliance (FNA) is a statewide association of nonprofits focused on research, collaboration and advocacy. Its mission is to inform, promote and strengthen Florida’s nonprofit sector. FNA provides a collective voice at the state and national levels, educating elected officials and constituents, and serves as a central resource and referral center for and about nonprofits. Visit www.flnonprofits.org for more information.

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