Nebraska 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

Nebraska Nonprofit & Fundraising Company Licenses

Nebraska Charitable Gift Annuity Registration

Not required



No filing is required, but charities need to meet certain conditions before issuing charitable gift annuities.

Nebraska Charitable Solicitation Registration

Not required



  • Charitable registration was repealed in Nebraska in 1996.
  • Some Nebraska counties and municipalities may require charities that solicit in-person to register prior to fundraising.
More information: Nebraska Secretary of State - Charities

Nebraska Class I or II Bingo License

Game Type:

Bingo

Agency:Nebraska Department of Revenue - Charitable Gaming Division
Organization Age Requirement:

5 years of continuous existence immediately preceeding licensure.

Age Restrictions:

Participants may be under 18 years of age as long as no alcohol is served at the event and prize values do not exceed $25 per game.

Initial Registration

Agency:Nebraska Department of Revenue - Charitable Gaming Division
Form:

Form 50: Nebraska Application for Bingo, Lottery, or Lottery by Pickle Card

Agency fee:

Varies by license type: Class I license fees are $30 + $40 for each utilization of funds member, Class II license fees are $100 + $40 for each utilization of funds member + $100 for each gaming manager.

Registration Renewal

Agency:Nebraska Department of Revenue - Charitable Gaming Division
Agency fee:

Varies by license type: Class I license fees are $30 + $40 for each utilization of funds member, Class II license fees are $100 + $40 for each utilization of funds member + $100 for each gaming manager.

Due:

Biennially by September 31.

Notes:

Renewal applications are sent in the mail 45 days prior to the due date.

Nebraska Class I or II Lottery by Pickle Card License

Game Type:

Pickle card

Agency:Nebraska Department of Revenue - Charitable Gaming Division
Organization Age Requirement:

5 years of continuous existence immediately preceeding licensure.

Initial Registration

Agency:Nebraska Department of Revenue - Charitable Gaming Division
Form:

Form 50: Nebraska Application for Bingo, Lottery, or Lottery by Pickle Card

Agency fee:

Varies by license type: Class I license fees are $200 + $40 for each utilization of funds member, Class II license fees are $300 + $40 for each utilization of funds member + $100 for each sales agent.

Registration Renewal

Agency:Nebraska Department of Revenue - Charitable Gaming Division
Agency fee:

Varies by license type: Class I license fees are $200 + $40 for each utilization of funds member, Class II license fees are $300 + $40 for each utilization of funds member + $100 for each sales agent.

Due:

Biennially by September 31.

Notes:

Renewal applications are sent in the mail 45 days prior to the due date.

Nebraska Commercial Co-Venturer Registration

Not required



Nebraska 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.

Initial Registration

Not required



Registration is not required for commercial co-venturers in Nebraska, but other requirements may apply.

Registration Renewal

Not required



Nebraska Fundraising Counsel Registration

Not required



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

Initial Registration

Not required



Registration is not required for fundraising counsels in Nebraska, but other requirements may apply.

Registration Renewal

Not required



Nebraska Lottery/Raffle License

Game Type:

Lottery/Raffle

Agency:Nebraska Department of Revenue - Charitable Gaming Division
Organization Age Requirement:

5 years of continuous existence immediately preceeding licensure.

Initial Registration

Agency:Nebraska Department of Revenue - Charitable Gaming Division
Form:

Form 50: Nebraska Application for Bingo, Lottery, or Lottery by Pickle Card

Agency fee:

$30 license fee + $40 for each utilization of funds member + $10 for each lottery/raffle special permit.

Registration Renewal

Agency:Nebraska Department of Revenue - Charitable Gaming Division
Agency fee:

$30 license fee + $40 for each utilization of funds member + $10 for each lottery/raffle special permit.

Due:

Biennially by September 31.

Notes:

Renewal applications are sent in the mail 45 days prior to the due date.

Nebraska Professional Fundraiser Registration

Not required



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

Initial Registration

Not required



Registration is not required for professional fundraisers in Nebraska, but other requirements may apply.

Registration Renewal

Not required



Individual Licenses

Nebraska Individual Nonprofit & Fundraising Licenses

Nebraska 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 Nebraska.

Initial Registration

Not required



Registration is not required for individual solicitors in Nebraska, but other requirements may apply.

Registration Renewal

Not required



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