Mississippi 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

Mississippi Nonprofit & Fundraising Company Licenses

Mississippi Bingo and Pull-Tab Licenses

Game Type: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency:Mississippi Gaming Commission - Charitable Gaming Division

Initial Registration

Agency:Mississippi Gaming Commission - Charitable Gaming Division
Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$50

Registration Renewal

Agency:Mississippi Gaming Commission - Charitable Gaming Division
Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$50

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Mississippi Charitable Gift Annuity Registration

Agency:Mississippi Secretary of State - Securities Division
Law:

MS Code § 79-11-651 through MS Code § 79-11-661

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

Initial Registration

Notes:

Mississippi 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



Mississippi Charitable Organization Registration

Agency:Mississippi Secretary of State - Charities Division
Law:

Mississippi Code Annotated §79-11-501 through 79-11-511. Mississippi Code - Regulation of Charitable Solicitations

One-Time Exemption Registration

Exemption Eligible Organizations: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Filing method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$50 + $4 online filing fee.

Notes:

Notices of exemption do not expire, but charities must update their exemption within 30 days if any information changes.

Initial Registration

Filing method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$50 + $4 online filing fee.

Notes:
  • Note the list attachments required. Larger organizations may need to attach an audited financial statement.
  • The CFO and president (or other authorized officer) must sign the application electronically.
  • The state will return a Ceritificate of Registration upon approval.
  • Some Mississippi counties and municipalities may require charities that solicit in-person to register prior to fundraising.

Registration Renewal

Filing method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$50 + $4 online filing fee.

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Notes:
  • Note the list attachments required including IRS Form 990. Larger organizations may need to attach an audited financial statement.

Change of Fiscal Year

Agency fee:

$50

Turnaround: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Notes:

Fiscal year can be changed during the standard renewal process.

Mississippi Commercial Co-Venturer Registration

Agency:Mississippi Secretary of State - Charities Division

Initial Registration

Filing method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$0

Registration Renewal

Not required



Commercial co-venturer registrations do not need to be renewed, however, contact information should be kept up to date.

Contract Filing

Filing method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$0

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

Financial Reporting

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Mississippi Fund-Raising Counsel Registration

Agency:Mississippi Secretary of State

Initial Registration

Filing method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$250

Registration Renewal

Filing method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$250

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Mississippi Professional Fund-Raiser Registration

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

Initial Registration

Filing method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$250

Registration Renewal

Filing method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$250

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Financial Reporting

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Mississippi Telephonic Solicitor Registration

Agency:Mississippi Public Service Commission
Bond Requirements: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Notes:

Charitable organizations that use only unpaid volunteers for phone solicitations are typically exempt from registering.

Initial Registration

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$1,000 (+$500 for each contracted company making calls on behalf of the registrant)

Notarize: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Registration Renewal

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$1,000 (+$500 for each contracted company making calls on behalf of the registrant)

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

Individual Licenses

Mississippi Individual Nonprofit & Fundraising Licenses

Mississippi Professional Solicitor Registration

Agency:Mississippi Secretary of State

Initial Registration

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$0

Registration Renewal

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$0

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

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