Arizona 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.

Make sure your fundraising activities meet the unique requirements of each jurisdiction where you’re soliciting. Feel free to explore, bookmark, and share!

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Arizona Nonprofit & Fundraising Company Licenses

Arizona Bingo License

Game Type: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency:Arizona Department of Revenue - Bingo Section
Organization Age Requirement: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Law:

AZ Stat. § 5-401 et seq.

Initial Registration

Agency:Arizona Department of Revenue - Bingo Section
Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$10 for a class A license, $50 for a class B license, and $200 for a class C license.

Notes:

Organizations should apply for a Class A license if they do not expect to exceed $15,600 in gross receipts from bingo, a Class B license if they do not expect to exceed $300,000 in gross receipts, or a Class C license if gross receipts are expected to be more than $300,000. In addition to the state level license, charities must also submit a form and fee to the local governing body where the bingo event will take place.

Registration Renewal

Agency:Arizona Department of Revenue - Bingo Section
Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$10 for a class A license, $50 for a class B license, and $200 for a class C license.

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Arizona Charitable Gift Annuity Registration

Not required



No filing is required, but charities need to meet certain conditions before issuing charitable gift annuities. In order to enter charitable gift annuity agreements, a charity must qualify under section 501(c)(3) or 170(c) of the Internal Revenue Code. In addition, charities must have: "1. A minimum of three hundred thousand dollars in unrestricted cash, cash equivalents or publicly traded securities, exclusive of assets funding the charitable gift annuity agreement. 2. Been in continuous operation for at least three years or is a successor or affiliate of a charitable organization that has been in continuous operation for at least three years. 3. Had an annual audit of its operations conducted by an independent certified public accountant for the past two fiscal years."

Arizona Charitable Solicitation Registration

Not required



  • As of September 13, 2013, Arizona no longer requires charitable solicitation fundraising registration or renewal for most charities.
  • Congressionally chartered veteran's groups may be required to register with the secretary of state.
  • Some Arizona counties and municipalities may require charities that solicit in-person to register prior to fundraising.
More information: Arizona Secretary of State - Business Services

Registration Not Required

Not required



Arizona Commercial Co-Venturer Registration

Not required



Arizona 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



Arizona Fundraising Counsel Registration

Not required



Arizona 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



Arizona Professional Fundraiser Registration

Not required



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

Registration Not Required

Not required



Individual Licenses

Arizona Individual Nonprofit & Fundraising Licenses

Arizona 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 Arizona.

Registration Not Required

Not required



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