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Donation Acceptance, Fundraising and Fonzip
Donation Acceptance, Fundraising and Fonzip
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Written by Erdi
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Consider a statement from the General Directorate of Civil Society Relations under the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Turkey that explains the difference between accepting donations and raising funds.

Does the association's fundraising by giving their bank accounts on their websites fall within the scope of the Aid Collection Law?

Considering that the websites of the associations are complementary elements of the associations in the virtual environment, that they do not have a separate existence from the association and that they were created to promote their activities, it is not within the scope of the Law on Fundraising to make a donation request by announcing their activities and bank accounts to the public through these websites.

What is the difference between accepting donations on behalf of the association and fundraising?

Donations can be accepted by the members of the board of directors or persons authorized by the board of directors and for whom a certificate of authorization is issued, in return for a receipt or through the association's own website, at the place where the headquarters, branch or representative office of the associations are located. However, if people and organizations are to be asked to provide aid by making an announcement, making an announcement or going door to door, it is necessary to act within the scope of the Aid Collection Law No. 2860.

In this context, it is very important to understand that Fonzip, that is Fonzip Yazılım A.Ş., is a software company and it is software such as Wordpress and WIX used on the websites of institutions. Our only difference is that as a 100% domestic software, we comply with the legal regulations in our country. Your Fonzip software, which is purchased and used, is a part of your own website. In summary, in accordance with the above article, you do not need to get permission for the activities you do from your institution's website.

Law No. 7262 on the Prevention of Financing the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction, which came into effect as of December 31, 2020, did not make any changes in the regulations on accepting donations, but only regulated the penalties for non-compliance with the law in activities that fall within the scope of aid collection. ankara/associations-law-and-aid-collection-law-important-changes-made

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