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Harbor Compliance & Charity Navigator Release Fundraising Registration Guide

Contains Detailed Breakdown of State Requirements for Nonprofits

Posted on November 7, 2017, by Betsy Gonzalez in Company News.

Today Harbor Compliance and Charity Navigator released Charitable Solicitation Registration: Navigating the Complexities, a guide to help nonprofits of all sizes meet state and federal regulations governing fundraising.

More than half of states require charities to register before fundraising, and … Read more

Why a Full-Service Compliance Partner Is the Best Solution

Why a Full-Service Compliance Partner Is the Best Solution

Why a Full-Service Compliance Partner Is the Best Solution

Posted on November 2, 2017, by Betsy Gonzalez in Business Compliance.

For many companies, regulatory compliance is like a puzzle worked on piece by piece―a license here, annual reports there, different registered agents throughout each state. But there’s a simpler, more effective way to manage those tasks. Through Harbor Compliance, you … Read more

Fundraising Compliance: 5 Reasons Your Directors Need to Get on Board

Fundraising Compliance: 5 Reasons Your Directors Need to Get on Board

Fundraising Compliance: 5 Reasons Your Directors Need to Get on Board

Posted on October 25, 2017, by Betsy Gonzalez in Fundraising and Grants, Nonprofit Compliance.

Updated December 2020

If your nonprofit raises funds, charitable solicitation registration is central to your success, opening the door to grant and outreach opportunities and publicly demonstrating your commitment to good stewardship. In addition, meeting fundraising requirements is a primary … Read more

What Successful Nonprofits Do to Maintain Total Compliance

What Successful Nonprofits Do to Maintain Total Compliance

What Successful Nonprofits Do to Maintain Total Compliance

Posted on October 19, 2017, by Betsy Gonzalez in Fundraising and Grants, Nonprofit Compliance.

The path to meeting regulatory requirements isn’t always a clear or easy one. For small nonprofits, just finding out what state and federal regulations apply to their operations can be a challenge. As nonprofits grow, keeping up with charitable solicitation … Read more

Charitable Solicitation Registration: Can’t We Just Do It Ourselves?

Charitable Solicitation Registration: Can’t We Just Do It Ourselves?

Charitable Solicitation Registration: Can’t We Just Do It Ourselves?

Posted on October 6, 2017, by Betsy Gonzalez in Fundraising and Grants, Nonprofit Compliance.

Can you register for fundraising on your own? Absolutely. Is it a good idea? That depends. In this Q&A, two fundraising compliance experts weigh in. Ify Aduba, nonprofit compliance specialist, and Brock Klinger, nonprofit account manager, discuss what it takes … Read more

Managing Business Licenses to Avoid Costly Errors

Managing Business Licenses to Avoid Costly Errors

Managing Business Licenses to Avoid Costly Errors

Posted on September 28, 2017, by Betsy Gonzalez in Business Compliance.

Most businesses deal with licensing and registration requirements on an as-needed basis, with staff in the legal or operations departments managing their required filings through software such as Excel. As a result, employees are often in the difficult position of … Read more

Secrets to Successful Corporate-Nonprofit Partnerships

Secrets to Successful Corporate-Nonprofit Partnerships

Secrets to Successful Corporate-Nonprofit Partnerships

Posted on September 26, 2017, by Betsy Gonzalez in Fundraising and Grants, Nonprofit Compliance.

Numerous studies have shown that consumers are actively shopping for brands that support good causes. In a recent survey by Cone Communications, 89 percent of consumers said they would switch brands to one that is associated with a good cause, … Read more

Industry and Occupational Licenses: When Are They Required?

Industry and Occupational Licenses: When Are They Required?

Industry and Occupational Licenses: When Are They Required?

Posted on September 21, 2017, by Betsy Gonzalez in Business Compliance.

While registrations and permits are required to launch and operate any business, there are many additional requirements that apply to specific industries, professions, and business activities. Understanding the full licensing requirements of your industry allows you to add new … Read more

Beyond Fundraising Registration: 5 Licensing Areas Many Nonprofits Overlook

Beyond Fundraising Registration: 5 Licensing Areas Many Nonprofits Overlook

Beyond Fundraising Registration: 5 Licensing Areas Many Nonprofits Overlook

Posted on September 14, 2017, by Betsy Gonzalez in Nonprofit Compliance.

A preschool hosts an annual summer carnival for a scholarship fund. A community theater plans a silent auction to support the winter performance season. An animal shelter hosts a carwash at the county park to raise money for pets stranded … Read more

Harbor Compliance and National Council of Nonprofits Help Nonprofits with Fundraising Registration Compliance

New Publication Provides Information on State Registration Requirements for Fundraising

Posted on January 25, 2017, by Betsy Gonzalez in Company News.

Harbor Compliance and the National Council of Nonprofits (Council of Nonprofits) announced a “Best Practices Partnership” and unveiled a resource guide to help nonprofits with often-misunderstood state fundraising registration requirements.

Forty-one states have some registration requirement for nonprofits that are … Read more

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