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.

Initial Registration

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

Online only.

Agency fee:

$20

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.

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

Disclosure Details:

The following language must be disclosed in the agreement for the charitable gift annuity: "A qualified charitable gift annuity is not an insurance policy in this state, is not subject to regulation by the division, and is not protected by the Alaska Life and Health Insurance Guaranty Association established under AS § 21.79.040 or any other association that guarantees payment under a policy of insurance; and the state does not in any way approve or endorse the annuity." The disclosure should also follow the format described in 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.

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

Automatic Exemption

Exemption Eligible Organizations:
  • 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

Initial Registration

Form:

Alaska Charitable Organization Annual Registration Form

Filing method:

Mail, fax, or online.

Agency fee:

$40

Notes:
  • Note the list of attachments required.
  • 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.

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.

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

Change of Fiscal Year

Not required



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

Alaska Commercial Co-Venturer Registration

Not required



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.

Registration Not Required

Not required



Alaska Fundraising Counsel Registration

Not required



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.

Registration Not Required

Not required



Alaska Professional Fundraiser Registration

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

$10,000

Financial Reports Requirements:

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

Financial Report Requirements:

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

Registration Renewal

Form:

http://www.law.alaska.gov/consumer/charityreg.html#solicitor

Agency fee:

$200

Due:

September 1 of each year.

Individual Licenses

Alaska Individual Nonprofit & Fundraising Licenses

Alaska Individual Professional Fundraiser Registration

Not required



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.

Registration Not Required

Not required



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