State Charitable Solicitation Registration Requirements CLE/CPE Rebroadcast
*** Please note: This event is a rebroadcast of the LIVE event which was originally run on March 7, 2012. A speaker will return for a live audience question and answer session.***
Although your organization may have incorporated as a nonprofit corporation and obtained tax-exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service and is eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions, many states require an additional registration to solicit contributions from their residents. Complying with the annual registration requirements of 40 different states can bring both challenges and opportunities for organizations. However, failure to register or file the necessary annual financial reports prior to soliciting contributions may subject the organization and its leaders to penalties and negative publicity. This session outlines the general requirements along with practical steps to follow to ensure compliance.
- Most states have charitable solicitation registration/reporting requirements, but system is not uniform
- General overview of state offices/registration requirements
- Charitable solicitations
- Professional fundraisers/consultants
- Organizations holding charitable assets
- Common exemptions from registration
- Registration benefits public and charities
- Registration issues related to Internet/social media solicitations/cause marketing
- Common problems with registrations
- Sampling of recent enforcement actions/top 10-20 reasons a charity is investigated by a state regulators?
- Resources for more information
- Overview of charitable organizations/solicitation regulation
- Model Protection of Charitable Assets Act – possible uniformity between the states – not guaranteed
- Multi-step approach to compliance
- Application of the state charitable solicitation requirements to internet solicitations.
Who Should Attend:- Financial Professionals - Executive Directors - Compliance Officers - and others responsible for this function
Elizabeth Grant is the Attorney-in-Charge of the Charitable Activities Section at the Oregon Department of Justice. She joined the Department …
Chris Cash is a native of Colorado with a background in government service and the nonprofit sector. He graduated from …
Julian H. Spirer is the founder of the firm of Spirer Law Firm, P.C., and the manager of the firm’s …
Karen Gries is a partner with the CliftonLarsonAllen focusing on the tax implications of exempt organizations. Karen’s 25 year public …
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Oregon Department of Justice
Colorado Department of State
Spirer Law Firm, P.C.
About Oregon Department of Justice
About Colorado Department of State
About Spirer Law Firm, P.C.
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