North Dakota 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

North Dakota Nonprofit & Fundraising Company Licenses

North Dakota Certificate of Exemption to Issue Gift Annuities

Agency:North Dakota Insurance Department
Law:

ND Century Code § 26.1-34.1 et seq.

Initial Registration

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$100

Notarize: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Notes:

Charities should submit the application, agent of process attachment, segregated account attachment, statements reflecting financial and other conditions of the organization, proof of tax exemption, and samples of the charitable annuity contracts to apply.

Renewal Not Required

Not required



The certificate of exemption does not expire, but financial statements must be submitted annually.

Financial Reporting

Filing Method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$0

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

North Dakota Charitable Gaming Licenses

Game Type: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency:North Dakota Attorney General - Gaming Division
Organization Age Requirement: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Age Restrictions: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Initial Registration

Agency:North Dakota Attorney General - Gaming Division
Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$150 for each county or city where the charity expects to hold a gaming event.

Notes:

A separate permit application must be filed with the city or county where the gaming event takes place.

Registration Renewal

Agency:North Dakota Attorney General - Gaming Division
Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$150 for each county or city where the charity expects to hold a gaming event.

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

North Dakota Charitable Organization Registration

Agency:North Dakota Secretary of State
Law:

North Dakota Century Code, Ch. 50-22

Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required? ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

One-Time Exemption Registration

Exemption Eligible Organizations: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Law:

NDCC § 50-22-01

Initial Registration

Filing Method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$25. Out-of-state nonprofits will also incur fees to qualify and appoint a registered agent.

Notes:
  • If your out-of-state corporation is not yet registered, you must attach a Certificate of Authority to qualify your entity in North Dakota.
  • Note the list of attachments required.
  • One officer must sign and it must be notarized.
  • Some North Dakota counties and municipalities may require charities that solicit in-person to register prior to fundraising.

Registration Renewal

Filing Method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$10

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Change of Fiscal Year

Filing Method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$10

Notes:

Changes to the fiscal year of a charity can be reported through the online portal.

North Dakota Commercial Co-Venturer Registration

Not required



North Dakota 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



North Dakota Professional Fundraiser Registration

Agency:North Dakota Secretary of State
Bond Requirements: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Initial Registration

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$100

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

Individual Licenses

North Dakota Individual Nonprofit & Fundraising Licenses

North Dakota 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 North Dakota.

Registration Not Required

Not required



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