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November 15 Filing Deadline for Charities

November 15 Filing Deadline for Charities

November 15 Filing Deadline for Charities

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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

Best Practices in Managing Charitable Solicitation Compliance

Best Practices in Managing Charitable Solicitation Compliance

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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

Charitable Solicitation Compliance: What Every Nonprofit Leader Must Know

Charitable Solicitation Compliance: What Every Nonprofit Leader Must Know

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Posted on September 29, 2016, by Harbor Compliance in Fundraising and Grants, Nonprofit Compliance.

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 covers the … Read more

Prioritizing Compliance: Avoid Risks and Achieve Better Fundraising

Prioritizing Compliance: Avoid Risks and Achieve Better Fundraising

Prioritizing Compliance: Avoid Risks and Achieve Better Fundraising

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Posted on September 19, 2016, by Harbor Compliance in Fundraising and Grants, Nonprofit Compliance.

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?

What Does it Take to Register for Charitable Solicitation?

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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

Where Must my Charity Register to Solicit Donations?

Where Must my Charity Register to Solicit Donations?

Where Must my Charity Register to Solicit Donations?

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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

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

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Posted on June 29, 2016, by Harbor Compliance 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)

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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)

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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

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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

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