South 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.

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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South Dakota Nonprofit & Fundraising Company Licenses

South Dakota Charitable Gaming License

Not required



There is no state level licensing for games of chance in South Dakota, however, charities must provide written notice to the county or municipality where the game or raffle is held at least 30 days prior to the event. In addition, if a charity conducts a statewide lottery, the secretary of state must be notified in writing.

South Dakota Charitable Gift Annuity Registration

Not required



No filing is required, but charities need to be registered or foreign qualified with the secretary of state and meet certain conditions before issuing charitable gift annuities. South Dakota exempts 501(c)(3) charitable organizations as well as qualifying educational institutions from insurance regulation related to charitable gift annuities.

South Dakota Charitable Solicitation Registration

Not required



  • Some South Dakota counties and municipalities may require charities that solicit in-person to register prior to fundraising.
More information: South Dakota Office of the Attorney General - Division of Consumer Protection

South Dakota Commercial Co-Venturer Registration

Not required



South 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.

Initial Registration

Not required



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

Registration Renewal

Not required



South Dakota Fundraising Counsel Registration

Not required



South Dakota 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 South Dakota, but other requirements may apply.

Registration Renewal

Not required



South Dakota Professional Fundraiser Registration

Agency:South Dakota Office of the Attorney General - Division of Consumer Protection
Financial Report Requirements:

Due within 90 days after a campaign has ended and on the anniversary of commencement for campaigns lasting more than a year.

Contract Filing Requirements:

File a solicitation notice at least 30 days prior to the start of each solicitation campaign.

Registration Renewal

Form:

http://consumer.sd.gov/docs/PaidSolicitorPacket.pdf

Agency fee:

$0

Due:

Annually by the registration anniversary date.

Individual Licenses

South Dakota Individual Nonprofit & Fundraising Licenses

South 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 South Dakota.

Initial Registration

Not required



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

Registration Renewal

Not required



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