James Gilmer


November 15 Filing Deadline for Charities

November 15 Filing Deadline for Charities

November 15 is an important date for renewing charitable solicitation registrations. Many states base their charitable solicitation renewal and annual financial reporting due dates on the charity’s fiscal year. Upon filing with the state charitable solicitation authorities, charities must usually … Read more >>



Best Practices in Managing Charitable Solicitation Compliance

> Posted on October 4th, by James Gilmer in Fundraising and Grants, Nonprofit Compliance.
Best Practices in Managing Charitable Solicitation Compliance

In our last post, we discussed why fundraising compliance should be a priority for every charity. Compliant organizations avoid state-imposed penalties, are able to fundraise limitlessly, and benefit from a higher rate of return on their solicitations. In this post, … Read more >>



Charitable Solicitation Compliance: What Every Nonprofit Leader Must Know

> Posted on September 29th, by James Gilmer in Fundraising and Grants, Nonprofit Compliance.
Charitable Solicitation Compliance: What Every Nonprofit Leader Must Know

Charitable solicitation compliance is a complex topic that many nonprofit leaders do not understand. But that doesn’t have to be the case! We’ve prepared a free Executive Brief to help you get your leadership team up-to-speed quickly. The Executive Brief … Read more >>



Prioritizing Compliance: Avoid Risks and Achieve Better Fundraising

> Posted on September 19th, by James Gilmer in Fundraising and Grants, Nonprofit Compliance.
Prioritizing Compliance: Avoid Risks and Achieve Better Fundraising

As you begin to discuss charitable solicitation registration within your organization, you will likely face a variety of questions. These questions may range from specifics about the requirements, to how they apply to your organization, to whether your nonprofit should … Read more >>



What Does it Take to Register for Charitable Solicitation?

What Does it Take to Register for Charitable Solicitation?

In our last article, we discussed where your charity is required to register to solicit donations. Generally speaking, registration is mandatory in any state in which you are soliciting donations.

You may find that your organization has to register … Read more >>



The Do’s and Don’ts of Online Fundraising Security and PCI Compliance

> Posted on July 27th, by James Gilmer in Fundraising and Grants.
The Do’s and Don’ts of Online Fundraising Security and PCI Compliance

This is a post by Ronald Pruit, President of 4aGoodCause, a leading provider of easy and effective online fundraising pages that make donors want to give more. Connect with Ronald on Twitter

Payment Card Industry (PCI) Compliance refers … Read more >>



Where Must my Charity Register to Solicit Donations?

Where Must my Charity Register to Solicit Donations?

If your charity fundraises, it is generally required to register for charitable solicitation. But with registration being completed on the state-level and the requirements varying by state, how do you know where you need to register?

 

Generally speaking, charities … Read more >>



Iowa Registered Agent Required for Limited Partnerships

> Posted on July 19th, by James Gilmer in Business Compliance, Industry News.

Effective July 1, 2016, Iowa requires a limited partnership to have a registered agent for service of process. Iowa House Bill 2373 was signed into law by Iowa Governor Terry Branstad on April 21, 2016. The bill became effective July … Read more >>



Mississippi Charitable Organization Renewal Registration Update- Effective July 1, 2016

> Posted on June 29th, by James Gilmer in Industry News, Nonprofit Compliance.

 

Effective July 1, 2016, charitable organizations in Mississippi must file to renew their charitable registration on or before the fifteenth day of the fifth month following the close of the charity’s fiscal year end. This coincides with the due … Read more >>



Charitable Solicitation Compliance: A Legislative Minefield (Part 2)

Charitable Solicitation Compliance: A Legislative Minefield (Part 2)
A Series on Legislative and Administrative Changes in Charitable Solicitation Requirements

If you haven’t already, go back and read Part 1 for legislative and administrative changes surrounding foreign qualification and registered agent appointment. 

Disclosure Requirements

About half of all states … Read more >>