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This profile was last updated on 8/5/05  and contains information from public web pages.

Employment History

  • Director
    state's Division of Charitable Solicitations
  • Division Director and Attorney
    Tennessee Secretary of State
  • Director of the State Division
    Charitable Solicitations
  • Executive Director of the Tennessee Division
    Charitable Solicitations
  • Director of the Division of Charitable Solicitations
    the Tennessee

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Director
    Division of Charitable Solicitations
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Web References
Democrat & Chronicle: Local News, 5 Aug 2005 [cached]
"It was a half-hearted event," recalled Barbara Toms, director of the state's Division of Charitable Solicitations and Gaming.
"He kind of left our radar screen," Toms said.
Return of the Future - Jennifer Moore and Grant Williams, 17 Dec 1998 [cached]
"Donors have difficulty reading a 990," says Barbara Toms, director of Tennessee's Division of Charitable Solicitations.
Rural Tennessee suffers as corporate gifts to charities shrink - Local News - The Leaf-Chronicle -, 10 Dec 2001 [cached]
Barbara Toms, executive director of the Tennessee Division of Charitable Solicitations, said charities -- more than 3,300 are registered with her office -- hope the trend continues.
"Charitable organizations in Tennessee are looking toward the holiday season optimistically.They're watching retail sales.If people are spending money shopping, hopefully they'll also give to the causes they support," she said.
Experts say Tennessee's mixed giving signals are consistent with the rest of the nation, which typically gives less to human services when the economy is down.
"People's motivation for giving is complicated.
NewsChannel News, 3 May 1999 [cached]
A lot of money is being raised in the name of a non-profit organization, but they are not keeping a lot of the money that be being raised, says Barbara Toms, director of the state Division of Charitable Solicitations.
Arc officials, however, defend the arrangement.They note that Arc's new contract now pays the charity based on the volume of items collected, not on a percentage of the proceeds.Yet, they also admit that, so far, they are receiving even less money under the new terms.
It appears that they have turned management and control over to a for-profit, says Barbara Toms, the charity regulator.
The charities like to get the money with the least amount of work, says Barbara Toms.i have heard some of them say, well, if I get five cents off the dollar that be five cents more than I would have had..
Now, as a result of our NewsChannel 5 Investigation, state regulators have opened an investigation of B&R's activities.Toms believes they should be forced to register as a fundraising consultant and submit audits so donors can trace their gifts to charity.
For more information on giving to charity, check out the following links :.
Nashville City Paper [cached]
Barbara Toms, director of the Division of Charitable Solicitations with the Tennessee Secretary of State, said the state had a 24-hour hotline people can call for information (1-800-861-7393).
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