Georgia 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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Company Licenses

Georgia Nonprofit & Fundraising Company Licenses

Georgia Charitable Gift Annuity Registration

Agency:Georgia Office of Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner
Law:

GA Code § 33-58-1 et seq.

Organization Age Requirement: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Minimum Unrestricted Cash or Cash Equivalent Requirement: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Initial Registration

Notes:

Georgia charities must provide notice on the day they first enter into a charitable gift annuity agreement. Notices must identify the organization, certify that the organization is a charity and that the annuities issued are qualified charitable gift annuities, and be signed by an officer or director.

Registration Renewal

Not required



Georgia Charitable Organization Registration

Agency:Georgia Professional Licensing Boards and Securities Division
Law:

Georgia Code Ann. § 43-17-5 et seq.

Automatic Exemption

Exemption Eligible Organizations: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Initial Registration

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Filing method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$35

Notes:
  • Carefully ensure you include all required attachments
  • Notarized signature of an authorized executive officer is required.
  • Some Georgia 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:

$20

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Notes:
  • Carefully ensure you include all required attachments, including financial statements

Change of Fiscal Year

Agency fee:

$0

Notes:

Georgia does not track organization's fiscal years, but attach a cover letter to the renewal explaining the change.

Georgia Commercial Co-Venturer Registration

Not required



Georgia 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.

More information: Georgia Secretary of State

Registration Not Required

Not required



Georgia Fundraising Counsel Registration

Not required



Georgia does not currently have a registration requirement for fundraising counsels, but they may need to follow other regulations before and after fundraising events. Counsel information is generally reported on charity registrations instead.

Registration Not Required

Not required



Georgia License to Operate Non-Profit Bingo Games

Game Type: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency:Georgia Bureau of Investigation - Investigative Division
Age Restrictions: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Prize Limits: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Initial Registration

Agency:Georgia Bureau of Investigation - Investigative Division
Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$100

Registration Renewal

Agency:Georgia Bureau of Investigation - Investigative Division
Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$100

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Georgia Paid Solicitor Registration

Agency:Georgia Secretary of State
Bond Requirements: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Initial Registration

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$250

Original Ink: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Notarize: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Registration Renewal

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$100

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

Contract Filing

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$15

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Financial Reporting

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$0

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Georgia Raffle License

Not required



Raffle licenses are issued by county sheriff offices. There is not state level raffle license.

Individual Licenses

Georgia Individual Nonprofit & Fundraising Licenses

Georgia Solicitor Agent Registration

Agency:Georgia Secretary of State

Initial Registration

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$50

Original Ink: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Notarize: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Registration Renewal

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$50

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

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