What is a charitable solicitation?
Although the definition of a "charitable solicitation" is different in each state, a charitable solicitation
is generally broadly defined to include any request of any kind for a charitable contribution. Any inperson
or telephone solicitation would be encompassed in the definition of a charitable solicitation, as
well as the distribution of a newsletter or brochure which solicits a gift.
Why are charities required to register?
When should a charity register?
Who has to register?
Do all states require registration for a charitable organization?
Is an Internet web site or email which solicits charitable gifts a charitable solicitation?
Are any charities exempt from registration?
What is a professional solicitor or professional fundraiser?
Are there any disclosure statements required by the charitable organization conducting solicitations?
How does a state become aware of noncompliance?
What penalties may apply for noncompliance?