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What Does it Take to Register for Charitable Solicitation?

What Does it Take to Register for Charitable Solicitation?

What Does it Take to Register for Charitable Solicitation?

James Gilmer
Posted on August 3, 2016, by James Gilmer in Fundraising and Grants, Nonprofit Compliance.

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

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

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

James Gilmer
Posted on July 27, 2016, by James Gilmer in Fundraising and Grants.

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?

Where Must my Charity Register to Solicit Donations?

James Gilmer
Posted on July 20, 2016, by James Gilmer in Fundraising and Grants, Nonprofit Compliance.

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

James Gilmer
Posted on July 19, 2016, 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

James Gilmer
Posted on June 29, 2016, 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)

Charitable Solicitation Compliance: A Legislative Minefield (Part 2)

James Gilmer
Posted on June 29, 2016, by James Gilmer in Fundraising and Grants, Nonprofit Compliance.
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

Charitable Solicitation Compliance: A Legislative Minefield (Part 1)

Charitable Solicitation Compliance: A Legislative Minefield (Part 1)

Charitable Solicitation Compliance: A Legislative Minefield (Part 1)

James Gilmer
Posted on June 28, 2016, by James Gilmer in Fundraising and Grants, Nonprofit Compliance.
A Series on Legislative and Administrative Changes in Charitable Solicitation Requirements

Charitable solicitation compliance is not optional; it is the law. In addition to the IRS, most states regulate charitable solicitation. 45 states have laws pertaining to solicitations that occurs … Read more

Top 20 Reasons Nonprofits Register for Charitable Solicitation

Top 20 Reasons Nonprofits Register for Charitable Solicitation

Top 20 Reasons Nonprofits Register for Charitable Solicitation

James Gilmer
Posted on June 22, 2016, by James Gilmer in Fundraising and Grants, Nonprofit Compliance.

State charitable solicitation requirements affect nearly every charity that fundraises in at least some way. Simply being recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) organization does not mean that a charity can fundraise limitlessly. Most states also regulate charitable solicitation. … Read more

IRS Study Reveals that 37% of Form 1023-EZ Applicants Improperly Received 501(c)(3) Tax Exemptions

James Gilmer
Posted on January 22, 2016, by James Gilmer in Industry News, Nonprofit Compliance.

The IRS Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) recently submitted its 2015 Annual Report to the United States Congress. That report contained an analysis of Form 1023-EZ that the IRS released in July 2014 as a streamlined 501(c)(3) application. The findings in … Read more

End of Year Compliance for Nonprofits 2015

End of Year Compliance for Nonprofits 2015

End of Year Compliance for Nonprofits 2015

James Gilmer
Posted on November 16, 2015, by James Gilmer in Nonprofit Compliance.

The end of the year is the most important time for nonprofit organizations. Not only does over 30% of annual giving occur in December, but the end of year also coincides with a number of compliance requirements. These state, … Read more

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