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How to Raise More at Your Next Fundraising Auction

How to Raise More at Your Next Fundraising Auction

How to Raise More at Your Next Fundraising Auction

Posted on August 24, 2016, by Harbor Compliance in Fundraising and Grants.

A post by Jill Boyer. Jill is the Director of Marketing at Greater Giving. Jill joined the Greater Giving team over 10 years ago, bringing her experience with event planning, marketing, customer success and copywriting. Her deep knowledge of fundraising trends … Read more

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?

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

Posted on July 27, 2016, by Harbor Compliance 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 to … Read more

Planning a Charity Auction: A Beginner’s Guide

Planning a Charity Auction: A Beginner’s Guide

Planning a Charity Auction: A Beginner’s Guide

Posted on July 21, 2016, by Harbor Compliance in Fundraising and Grants.

Updated January 2019

Charity auctions are a fun and exciting way to engage donors and raise money for your mission. Yet a successful auction requires careful planning. What type of auction will work best for you? Should you hold an online … 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?

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 must … 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)

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)

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

Updated December 2020

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 … Read more

Announcing our Charitable Solicitation Compliance White Paper!

Announcing our Charitable Solicitation Compliance White Paper!

Announcing our Charitable Solicitation Compliance White Paper!

January 26, 2017 Update:

A new white paper is now available! Harbor Compliance and National Council of Nonprofits have announced a “Best Practices Partnership” and unveiled a resource guide to help nonprofits with often-misunderstood state fundraising registration requirements.

Download the Read more

Grant Proposals: More than the Money

Grant Proposals: More than the Money

Grant Proposals: More than the Money

This is a guest post from Barbara Floersch, Executive Director of The Grantsmanship Center.

A grant proposal invites a funder to join your organization as a partner in positive change. The best proposals lay out cogent, powerful arguments convincing the … Read more

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