I have a friend that's interested in starting a charity. The original plan was to set up shows where bands will play for free, then donate the money to a charity overseas. However, I advised it would be a better idea to start locally (donations to shelters, Habitat for Humanity, Metropolitan Ministries, Susan G. Komen, Moffit, etc), then once this person has made some contacts and has established the charity as reputible, look overseas. I was going to send them the links I found in a thread here on TB discussing the gentlemen that ripped off some TB members, however I can't find that thread, and in searching the forums on this topic I can't find any links to articles discussing fees, taxes, laws, etc. Can anyone get me pointed in the right direction? Thanks in advance.