« on: December 02, 2014, 12:57:58 PM »
As most of us know (and is referenced on threads on many photo forums), the infamous KR has a button on his site asking for donations to help support his growing family. I just came across another site - Clarkvision - that had a donation button at the bottom "if you like what you see" (or something similar). I would be willing to bet there are at least a couple other photo information sites with a donation feature as well (and likely sites for other topics unrelated to photography).I wonder how this works across borders....
My first thought is does anyone actually donate to them? But my more pressing thought is, isn't this illegal for a commercial site? Don't you have to be a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization to solicit donations in the United States? Do they get away with it just because no one bothers to report them to the IRS or FTC?