Alabama Fundraising Licensing

Resources for charities, businesses, professional fundraisers, and individuals conducting charitable solicitation activities
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Below, you'll find licensing requirements for a range of fundraising activities. At a glance, you can see requirements, fees, filing instructions, and links to forms for everything from charitable gaming and cause marketing to professional fundraisers and charitable gift annuities.

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Alabama Nonprofit & Fundraising Company Licenses

Alabama Charitable Gaming License

Not required



There is no state level licensing for games of chance in Alabama, however, many Alabama counties license charitable organizations for games of bingo.

Alabama Charitable Gift Annuity Registration

Agency:Alabama Securities Commission
Law:

AL Code § 8-6-10 and Securities Commission Administrative Code 830-X-6-.10

Initial Registration

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$60 per agent.

Notes:

Individual agents who solicit on behalf of an organization should register using form U-4. The issuing organization must also submit form U-2 and various supporting documents.

Registration Renewal

Agency Fee:

$60

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Alabama Charitable Organization Registration

Agency:Alabama Attorney General - Consumer Interest Division
Law:

Alabama Code § 13A-9-71 et seq.

Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required? ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

One-Time Exemption Registration

Exemption Eligible Organizations: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Filing Method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$0

Notes:

Exemptions do not expire as long as the organization continues to qualify under the exemption criteria.

Initial Registration

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Filing Method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$25

Notes:
  • Note the list of attachments required.
  • The CFO and the president / other authorized officer must sign. The signatures must be notarized.
  • Some Alabama counties and municipalities may require charities that solicit in-person to register prior to fundraising.

Registration Renewal

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Filing Method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$25

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Notes:
  • On the state form, check the "update" box
  • For most organizations, plan to have your IRS Form 990 available early or filing an extension with the Attorney General.
  • The CFO and the president / other authorized officer must sign. The signatures must be notarized.
  • The organization must also notify the Attorney General throughout the year within 90 days of any change in the information.

  • If you want to discontinue your registration, file Charitable Organization Notice of Non-Renewal.

Change of Fiscal Year

Agency Fee:

$0

Turnaround: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Notes:

Email Emily Nichols at enichols@ago.state.al.us to update fiscal year.

Alabama Commercial Co-Venturer Registration

Agency:Alabama Attorney General - Consumer Interest Division
Law:

Alabama Code § 13A-9-70(h)

Bond Requirements: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Notes:

Organizations cannot begin to fundraise until 15 days after a contract has been filed with the attorney general.

Initial Registration

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Filing Method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$100

Registration Renewal

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Filing Method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$100

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Contract Filing

Filing Method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$0

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Original Ink: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Notarize: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Contract Amendment

Filing Method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$0

Notes:

Changes to a filed contract should be made using the online system.

Financial Reporting

Filing Method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$0

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Alabama Professional Fundraiser Registration

Agency:Alabama Attorney General - Consumer Interest Division
Law:

Alabama Code § 13A-9-70(h)

Bond Requirements: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Initial Registration

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$100

Original Ink: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Notarize: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Registration Renewal

Filing Method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$100

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Original Ink: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Notarize: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Individual Licenses

Alabama Individual Nonprofit & Fundraising Licenses

Alabama Professional Solicitor Registration

Agency:Alabama Attorney General - Consumer Interest Division

Initial Registration

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$25

Original Ink: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Notarize: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Registration Renewal

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$25

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Original Ink: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Notarize: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

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