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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.

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

Get a Better Return on Your Investment in Compliance

Get a Better Return on Your Investment in Compliance

Get a Better Return on Your Investment in Compliance

Posted on June 25, 2018, by admin in Business Compliance.

Every business must complete its share of regulatory paperwork, from business licenses to annual reports to tax filings. But you don’t have to tie up staff hours doing it. And you don’t have to slow your business to match the … Read more

5 Factors to Consider When Choosing a Registered Agent

5 Factors to Consider When Choosing a Registered Agent

5 Factors to Consider When Choosing a Registered Agent

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Posted on June 11, 2018, by James Gilmer in Business Compliance, Registered Agent.

When you form a business, start a nonprofit, or register to do business in any state, appointing a registered agent is required. A registered agent is also required for many state licenses. The function of the registered agent is to … 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

Strategies for a Successful, Compliant Cause Marketing Campaign

Strategies for a Successful, Compliant Cause Marketing Campaign

Strategies for a Successful, Compliant Cause Marketing Campaign

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May 24 is Red Nose Day, a campaign by Walgreens and Comic Relief that invites supporters to “get their red nose on,” upload their best comic selfies, and raise money to fight child poverty. The success of Red Nose … Read more

Reinstating an Administratively Dissolved Entity

Reinstating an Administratively Dissolved Entity

Reinstating an Administratively Dissolved Entity

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Posted on April 30, 2018, by Harbor Compliance in Business Compliance, Nonprofit Compliance.

If you’ve received notice from the secretary of state that your corporate entity has been administratively dissolved, you’re not alone, and there’s no need to panic, but it’s definitely time to act. Administrative dissolution can happen for many reasons, and … Read more

Looking for Answers About the New GDPR Data Collection Rules?

Looking for Answers About the New GDPR Data Collection Rules?

Looking for Answers About the New GDPR Data Collection Rules?

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We’ve received many calls from clients asking about the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which was adopted by the European Parliament in 2016 and is set to take effect May 25, 2018. With expanded protections and a broader territorial scope than … Read more

Coordinating 990s and Fundraising Registrations

Coordinating 990s and Fundraising Registrations

Coordinating 990s and Fundraising Registrations

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Most state charitable solicitation registration renewals are due in some relation to the IRS Form 990 deadline. Because a copy of Form 990 is required in nearly every state to renew, aligning the deadlines makes sense, at least theoretically. 

Organizations, … Read more

Doing Business in Another State: What Does It Take?

Doing Business in Another State: What Does It Take?

Doing Business in Another State: What Does It Take?

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When you want to expand your operations beyond your home state of incorporation, one of the first steps you’ll need to complete is registering as an out-of-state or “foreign” entity, a process called foreign qualification. Generally, this involves registering your … Read more