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Harbor Compliance

Recent Posts by Harbor Compliance:

5 Reasons Your Board Should Care About Fundraising Compliance


Charitable solicitation compliance
, which keeps your nonprofit’s state-specific license to fundraise current, is a cornerstone of running  a successful nonprofit. Fundraising compliance is the law, enables your staff and volunteers to fundraise successfully, and encourages savvy donors and grantmakers to give.  Your board of directors should care tremendously about fundraising compliance as it ultimately affects your nonprofit's financial ability to fulfill its mission.


Online Fundraising and Charitable Solicitation Registration

With the advent of social media, email, and “Donate Now” buttons, it is increasingly common that nonprofits solicit donations online. Part of these tools’ attractiveness is that nonprofits can reach broader audiences, and that they make giving to a cause relatively simple, at least on the surface.


  Your Nonprofit Profile on GuideStar has a new Demographics section.