- exposing the crisis in nonprofit fraud leadership…a crisis of pervasive and monumental waste, fraud, abuse, mismanagement, and malfeasance throughout the charitable sector which costs taxpayers and contributors tens of billions of dollars annually; and,
- seeking reforms that will restore the public’s lost confidence in the sector.
According to the release by the AG's office, the "rebuttal" misled donors into thinking the ACS could be trusted with credit card information because ACS was "licensed" by the state. Being on file with the Attorney General's Office, however, means only that the company is licensed to fundraise on behalf of charities in Michigan, and does not endorse the company's ability to protect credit card information of donors. Schuette plans to bring a civil action suit with fines up to $10,000 for each of ACS's alleged violations "unless ACS satisfactorily responds to this notice within 21 days," according to the news release. It looks as though Schuette is on a path to clean up Michigan charity corruption similar to the efforts of New York AG Schneiderman.
- Silence: The Impending Threat to the Charitable Sector (Xlibris, 2011)
- Nonprofits: On the Brink (iUniverse, 2006)
- The Michigan Nonprofit Management Manual, Governance Section