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Registered Agents and Business Addresses

Registered Agents and Business Addresses

Registered Agents and Business Addresses

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In every state where your business or nonprofit is registered to operate, you must appoint a registered agent to receive notices of lawsuits and other official state documents for your organization. A registered agent must have a physical address … Read more

5 Creative Ways to Amplify Donations Through Your Website

5 Creative Ways to Amplify Donations Through Your Website

5 Creative Ways to Amplify Donations Through Your Website

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Posted on August 27, 2018, by Harbor Compliance in Nonprofit Compliance, Nonprofit Startup.

Traditional fundraising strategies might still be the first-round draft pick when it comes to raising money for a nonprofit, but a new challenger has grown rapidly: online fundraising.

Online fundraising takes advantage of the new opportunities that the internet presents: … Read more

Protect Board Members and Officers From Risks: Resources To Help You Manage Compliance

Protect Board Members and Officers From Risks: Resources To Help You Manage Compliance

Protect Board Members and Officers From Risks: Resources To Help You Manage Compliance

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Posted on August 20, 2018, by Harbor Compliance in Business Compliance, Nonprofit Compliance.

One of the key responsibilities of officers and board members is ensuring compliant operations. As a result, they have a duty to make a good faith effort to meet all of your regulatory requirements that apply to your activities and … Read more

The Who, What, Where, and Why of Fundraising Compliance

The Who, What, Where, and Why of Fundraising Compliance

The Who, What, Where, and Why of Fundraising Compliance

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Posted on July 23, 2018, by Harbor Compliance in Nonprofit Compliance, Nonprofit Startup.

Charitable solicitation, or fundraising, is simply the act of asking for donations to support a charitable cause. But given the many vehicles available for fundraising today, that “ask” can take many forms, and it can also travel a long way … Read more

Certificate of Good Standing: What’s in a Name?

Certificate of Good Standing: What’s in a Name?

Certificate of Good Standing: What’s in a Name?

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Certificate of good standing, certificate of existence, certificate of status: states call them by different names, which can cause a bit of confusion for people who don’t work with them all day. In fact, one of our specialists recently ran … Read more

Forget Sink or Swim — Just Sail

Forget Sink or Swim — Just Sail

Forget Sink or Swim — Just Sail

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The old saying “sink or swim” feels apt when it comes to navigating government regulations. By the time many of our clients come to us, they feel like they’re drowning in government forms and fine print.

While the paperwork can … Read more

New Requirements for Nonprofits and Fundraisers Soliciting in Florida

New Requirements for Nonprofits and Fundraisers Soliciting in Florida

New Requirements for Nonprofits and Fundraisers Soliciting in Florida

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Effective July 1, 2018, nonprofits and fundraisers that solicit contributions in Florida are subject to new accounting and recordkeeping requirements. Florida Senate Bill 740, signed into law in March 23 as Chapter No. 2018-84, made changes to the state’s charitable … Read more

Six Things to Do Once Your Nonprofit Has Registered for Fundraising

Six Things to Do Once Your Nonprofit Has Registered for Fundraising

Six Things to Do Once Your Nonprofit Has Registered for Fundraising

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Posted on June 25, 2018, by Harbor Compliance in Nonprofit Compliance, Nonprofit Startup.

If your organization has invested in meeting all of your state charitable registration requirements, congratulations! By simply registering, you’ve already demonstrated your commitment to transparency in the nonprofit sector and accountability to your donors. You may, however, still be wondering … Read more

Making Multi-Channel Fundraising Asks: 5 Tech-Powered Tips

Making Multi-Channel Fundraising Asks: 5 Tech-Powered Tips

Making Multi-Channel Fundraising Asks: 5 Tech-Powered Tips

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Does it feel like your nonprofit’s fundraising efforts are focused on just one or two channels? For most organizations, there are a handful of fundraising channels that get prioritized over all others when it’s time to make solicitations.

While this … Read more

Risk Management and Compliance

Risk Management and Compliance

Risk Management and Compliance

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At every phase in their lifecycles, organizations have regulatory obligations to fulfill, from secretary of state registrations to business licenses to tax registrations, and everything in between. While it can seem like a lot of senseless paperwork, these requirements provide … Read more

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