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State Charity Registration Compliance and Regulations: Is Noncompliance Worth the Risk?

If you’re one of the many nonprofits preparing to raise funds in the upcoming year, you may already be familiar with the requirement to register in each state where you plan to solicit. All organizations formed in states with charitable solicitation registration must register in their home states. Additionally, if your organization, like most, uses widespread fundraising tools such as the internet and social media, the need for you to register in the states that require it is pressing and cumbersome.


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.


Navigating State Fundraising Regulations

As online giving increases, so does the importance of complying with state fundraising regulations. Where receiving occasional gifts from donors in some states might not trigger registration or reporting requirements, in other states it does. To help nonprofits navigate state charitable solitication regulations, Harbor Compliance has published a new white paper on the topic.