New Hampshire 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

New Hampshire Nonprofit & Fundraising Company Licenses

New Hampshire Bingo License

Game Type: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency:New Hampshire Lottery Commission - Racing and Charitable Gaming Division
Organization Age Requirement: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Notes:

Bingo licenses can be issued for monthly or annual periods.

Initial Registration

Agency:New Hampshire Lottery Commission - Racing and Charitable Gaming Division
Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$25 per game date.

Registration Renewal

Agency:New Hampshire Lottery Commission - Racing and Charitable Gaming Division
Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$25 per game date.

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

New Hampshire Charitable Gift Annuity Registration

Agency:New Hampshire Department of Justice- Charitable Trusts Unit
Law:

NH Stat. Title XXXVII § 403-E:1 et seq.

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

Initial Registration

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$0

Notes:

New Hampshire 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 limited to qualified charitable gift annuities, and be signed by an officer or director.

Registration Renewal

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$0

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

New Hampshire Charitable Organization Registration

Agency:New Hampshire Department of Justice- Charitable Trusts Unit
Law:

New Hampshire Revised Statutes Annotated, Title 1, §7:21 through 7:32b

Automatic Exemption

Exemption Eligible Organizations: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Notes:

Religious organizations that are exempt from IRS 990 filing requirements are automatically exempted. Organizations that are not automatically exempted may file a Request for Pre-Registration Review to see if their organization qualifies for exemption.

Initial Registration

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

$25

Notes:
  • Any nonprofit organization that 1) will be applying to the IRS to be a 501(c)(3) organization and/or 2) will solicit donations or distribute funds in the state of N.H. and/or 3) is formed for any purpose enumerated in RSA 7:21, II is required to register with and report to the Attorney General, Charitable Trusts Unit.
  • Note the list attachments required. If filing the URS, attach your conflict of interest policy.
  • The president and treasurer must sign. Signatures need not be notarized.
  • Upon approval, you will receive a Certificate of Registration.
  • Some New Hampshire 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:

$75

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Notes:
  • Note the list attachments required. Large organizations may need to provide audited financial statements.
  • The president and treasurer must sign. Signatured need not be notarized.
  • The state does not provide confirmation.

Contract Filing

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$0

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Change of Fiscal Year

Agency fee:

$0

Turnaround: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Notes:

Email charitabletrusts2@doj.nh.gov to update fiscal year.

New Hampshire Commercial Co-Venturer Registration

Not required



New Hampshire 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



New Hampshire Fundraising Counsel Registration

Agency:New Hampshire Department of Justice- Charitable Trusts Unit

Initial Registration

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$150

Original Ink: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Notarize: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Registration Renewal

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$150

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

Contract Filing

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$0

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

New Hampshire Games of Chance License

Game Type: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency:New Hampshire Lottery Commission - Racing and Charitable Gaming Division

Initial Registration

Agency:New Hampshire Lottery Commission - Racing and Charitable Gaming Division
Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$25 per game date.

Registration Renewal

Agency:New Hampshire Lottery Commission - Racing and Charitable Gaming Division
Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$25 per game date.

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

New Hampshire Lucky 7 License

Game Type: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency:New Hampshire Lottery Commission - Racing and Charitable Gaming Division
Notes:

Lucky 7 licenses are issued for monthly periods, but organizations can apply for as many as 12 months at a time, so long as the licensing period is within a single calendar year.

Initial Registration

Agency:New Hampshire Lottery Commission - Racing and Charitable Gaming Division
Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$10 per month.

Registration Renewal

Agency:New Hampshire Lottery Commission - Racing and Charitable Gaming Division
Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$10 per month.

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

New Hampshire Paid Solicitor Registration

Agency:New Hampshire Department of Justice- Charitable Trusts Unit
Bond Requirements: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Initial Registration

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$500

Registration Renewal

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$500

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Contract Filing

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$200

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Financial Reporting

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$0

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Notarize: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Individual Licenses

New Hampshire Individual Nonprofit & Fundraising Licenses

New Hampshire 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 New Hampshire.

Registration Not Required

Not required



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