New Mexico Fundraising Registration

Charitable Solicitation Registration and Compliance

Charitable solicitation is regulated on the state-level and the requirements vary by state. 41 states require charitable solicitation registration. Asking for donations by phone, mail, in person, and online subject a charity to registration requirements. Fundraising online is generally considered solicitation, including use of a "Donate Now" button on an organization’s website.

In nearly every state, charities are required to register before soliciting donations, regardless of whether funds are actually received. Some states require nonprofits to qualify with the corporations division and appoint a registered agent. In addition, most states require charities to include disclosure statements in their solicitations.

Overview of New Mexico Requirements

New Mexico requires charitable solicitation registration. Charities must register with the in order to solicit donations in the state. While not required as a prerequisite for charitable registration, organizations may be required to qualify as a foreign nonprofit corporation with the New Mexico Secretary of State - Corporations Bureau and appoint a registered agent.

About This License

Agency:New Mexico Attorney General - Charities Unit
Exemptions:

Prior to soliciting, most New Mexico charitable organizations must register. The most common exemptions are:

  1. Religious organizations
  2. Educational institutions
  3. Appeals for named individuals

Check the law for the full list of exemptions and exemption criteria.

Law:

New Mexico Statutes Ann. § 57-22-1 et seq.

Initial Registration

Organizations that have never registered for charitable solicitation in New Mexico will file an initial registration. This section contains an overview of completing an initial charitable solicitation registration.

Filing method:

Online at NM-COROS

State fee:

$0

Due:

Within 30 days of incorporation.

Notes:
  • Before filing online, it is helpful to collect the list of attachments that must be uploaded. The CFO (or author authorized officer) signs online. You will get immediate confirmation of receipt as you file online.
  • Some New Mexico counties and municipalities may require charities that solicit in-person to register prior to fundraising.

Renewal Filing

Organizations that have already registered for charitable solicitation in New Mexico are required to renew their registrations to maintain good standing. This section contains an overview of renewing the charitable solicitation registration.

State fee:

$0

Due:

Due annually 6 months after the close of your fiscal year. So if your fiscal year ends December 31st, renewal is due June 30th.

Common Questions

Is the URS accepted in New Mexico?
The Unified Registration Statement (URS) is a consolidated multi-state registration form.
For initial filing: No
For renewal filing: No
Is foreign qualification required? Not explicitly required as a prerequisite for charitable solicitation registration.
Is maintaining a registered agent required? Required

Learn about charitable registration in other states:

Fundraising Compliance Guide
Charitable Gaming Compliance
Licensing by state
Charitable Gift Annuity Compliance
Licensing by state
Fundraising Compliance Info by State

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