5 Factors to Consider When Choosing a Registered Agent

5 Factors to Consider When Choosing a Registered Agent

When you incorporate a business, start a nonprofit, or register to do business in a new state, appointing a registered agent is required. A registered agent is also required for many state licenses. The function of the registered agent is … Read more >>



Making Multi-Channel Fundraising Asks: 5 Tech-Powered Tips

Making Multi-Channel Fundraising Asks: 5 Tech-Powered Tips

Does it feel like your nonprofit’s fundraising efforts are focused on just one or two channels? For most organizations, there are a handful of fundraising channels that get prioritized over all others when it’s time to make solicitations.

While this … Read more >>



Risk Management and Compliance

Risk Management and Compliance

At every phase in their lifecycles, organizations have regulatory obligations to fulfill, from secretary of state registrations to business licenses to tax registrations, and everything in between. While it can seem like a lot of senseless paperwork, these requirements provide … Read more >>



Strategies for a Successful, Compliant Cause Marketing Campaign

Strategies for a Successful, Compliant Cause Marketing Campaign

May 24 is Red Nose Day, a campaign by Walgreens and Comic Relief that invites supporters to “get their red nose on,” upload their best comic selfies, and raise money to fight child poverty. The success of Red Nose … Read more >>



Reinstating an Administratively Dissolved Entity

Reinstating an Administratively Dissolved Entity

If you’ve received notice from the secretary of state that your corporate entity has been administratively dissolved, you’re not alone, and there’s no need to panic, but it’s definitely time to act. Administrative dissolution can happen for many reasons, and … Read more >>



Looking for Answers About the New GDPR Data Collection Rules?

Looking for Answers About the New GDPR Data Collection Rules?

We’ve received many calls from clients asking about the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which was adopted by the European Parliament in 2016 and is set to take effect May 25, 2018. With expanded protections and a broader territorial scope … Read more >>



Coordinating 990s and Fundraising Registrations

Coordinating 990s and Fundraising Registrations

Every year around this time, we hear from nonprofits that are trying to coordinate state charitable solicitation registration renewals and IRS Form 990 filings. For nonprofits running on a calendar year, fundraising registrations are due May 15, which is also … Read more >>



Ask the Specialist: What Does It Take to Operate in a New State?

Ask the Specialist: What Does It Take to Operate in a New State?

 

When you want to expand your operations beyond your home state of incorporation, one of the first steps you’ll need to complete is registering as an out-of-state or “foreign” entity, a process called foreign qualification. Generally, this involves registering … Read more >>



Webinar: How to License Your Company In Your Home State and Beyond

> Posted on March 26th, by Betsy Gonzalez in Business Compliance.
Webinar: How to License Your Company In Your Home State and Beyond

In regulated industries, where licenses are required to practice, companies have many layers of regulation to manage. There are corporate filings and registrations with the secretary of state, which are required to maintain good standing. Then there are professional licenses, … Read more >>



Everything You Need to Know to File Timely Annual Reports

Everything You Need to Know to File Timely Annual Reports

 

Wherever businesses and nonprofits are registered, they are required to file reports with the secretary of state to confirm basic information about their organization. The reports themselves are not all that complex, designed simply to ensure that states have … Read more >>