Alaska 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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Company Licenses

Alaska Nonprofit & Fundraising Company Licenses

Alaska Bingo, Raffle, and Pull-Tab Licenses

Game Type:

Bingo, raffles, lotteries, and pull-tabs.

Agency:Alaska Department of Revenue - Tax Division
Organization Age Requirement:

3 years of continuous existence immediately preceeding licensure.

Age Restrictions:

Participants must be at least 19 years old.

Prize Limits:

Organizations may not award more than $2,000,000 in prizes per year.

Law:

AK Stat. § 05.15.100 et seq.

Fact Checked:1/10/18

Initial Registration

Agency:Alaska Department of Revenue - Tax Division
Filing Method:

Online only.

Agency Fee:

$20

Fact Checked:1/10/18

Registration Renewal

Agency:Alaska Department of Revenue - Tax Division
Filing Method:

Online only.

Agency Fee:

$20-$100 depending on gross receipts from gaming events.

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Fact Checked:1/10/18

Alaska Charitable Gift Annuity Registration

Agency:Alaska Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development - Division of Insurance
Law:

AS § 21.03.021 and AS § 21.03.070

Initial Registration

Notes:

Alaska does not license or register issuers of charitable gift annuities, however, certain disclosures and notifications are required. Organizations must notify the division within 90 days after their first issuance of a charitable gift annuity. A notification should be signed by an officer or director, provide the name and address of the organization, and certify that the organization is a charitable organization. The notification should also certify that the annuity is a qualified charitable gift annuity.

Fact Checked:12/4/17

Registration Renewal

Not required



Alaska does not require charitable organizations to file on-going reports with the Division of Insurance.

Alaska Charitable Organization Annual Registration

Agency:Alaska Department of Law - Consumer Protection Unit
Law:

Alaska Statutes § 45.68.010 et seq. and 9 Alaska Administrative Code § 12.010

Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No
Fact Checked:4/10/20

Automatic Exemption

Exemption Eligible Organizations:
  • Churches or religious organizations that are not required to file federal annual information returns with the IRS
  • Candidates for national, state, or local office, and political parties, committees or groups that are required to file financial information with the Alaska Public Offices Commission
  • An organization that has a current gaming permit issued by the Alaska Department of Revenue pursuant to AS 05.15.100
  • Charities with no paid employees or board members that do not raise or intend to raise more than $5,000 in contributions annually or that receive contributions from 10 or fewer persons
Notes:

Exempt organizations may elect to submit a Notice of Exemption to notify the Department of Law.

Fact Checked:8/15/19

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$40

Turnaround:

4-5 weeks

Notes:
  • One authorized signature required. Signatures need not be notarized.
  • Some Alaska counties and municipalities may require charities that solicit in-person to register prior to fundraising.
Before you Apply:

All Applicants:

  • Check the available exemptions to see if your charity is eligible for exemption from the full registration requirement.
How to Apply:

Domestic Applicants:

  1. File entity formation documents with the Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing.
  2. Register as a charity with the Department of Law - Consumer Protection Unit. Pay the registration fee online to start. You will then receive an email containing a link to a page where you can complete the registration.

Foreign Applicants:

  1. Determine whether or not your charity will need to foreign qualify based on your activity in Alaska. If not required, skip to number 3.
  2. File foreign qualification documents with the Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing.
  3. Register as a charity with the Department of Law - Consumer Protection Unit. Pay the registration fee online to start. You will then receive an email containing a link to a page where you can complete the registration.
Required Attachments:

  • List of officers and directors
Fact Checked:4/14/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Alaska Charitable Organization Annual Registration Form

Filing Method:

Mail, fax, or online.

Agency Fee:

$40

Due:

Renewals are due annually by September 1.

Due Date Extension:

Alaska does not grant extensions for charitable organization registration.

Notes:
  • Note the list of attachments required, including annual financial report.
Required Attachments:

  • List of officers and directors
Fact Checked:2/4/20

Change of Fiscal Year

Not required



There is no need to notify the state of a change to an organization's fiscal year.

Cancellation

Agency Fee:

$0

Notes:

To close out your registration, email lawcharities@alaska.gov with the effective date of the cancellation and the reason for cancelling.

Fact Checked:7/14/20

Alaska Commercial Co-Venturer Registration

Not required



Commercial Co-venturer licensure is not required on the State level in Alaska.

Alaska does not currently have a traditional registration requirement for commercial co-venturers, but they may need to follow other regulations before and after fundraising events.

Alaska Fundraising Counsel Registration

Not required



Fundraising Counsel licensure is not required on the State level in Alaska.

Alaska does not currently have a traditional registration requirement for fundraising counsels, but they may need to follow other regulations before and after fundraising events.

Alaska Paid Solicitor Registration

Agency:Alaska Department of Law - Consumer Protection Unit
Bond Requirements:

$10,000

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$200

Notes:

A copy of a written contract for each charitable organization the paid solicitor contracts with to solicit contributions must be submitted when registering.

Fact Checked:12/15/16

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$200

Due:

September 1 of each year.

Fact Checked:12/15/16

Financial Reporting

Form:

Paid Solicitor Solicitation Campaign Financial Report

Agency Fee:

$0

Due:

Within 90 days after a campaign has ended and on the anniversary of commencement for campaigns lasting more than a year.

Notarize:Required
Fact Checked:8/5/19

Individual Licenses

Alaska Individual Nonprofit & Fundraising Licenses

Alaska Individual Professional Fundraiser Registration

Not required



Professional Solicitor licensure is not required on the State level in Alaska.

Solicitors who are not employed by a professional fundraising firm but operate independently may be required to register. Employees of professional fundraising firms are generally not required to register as an individual solicitor in Alaska.

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