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[Infographic] Charitable Solicitation Registration

March 19, 2016

Did you know that before before your nonprofit seeks and accepts donations, it must register in each state where it will be fundraising? You probably did. Did you know that forty-four states and the District of Columbia have charitable solicitation laws? I'm betting most of you didn't. Okay, so this is one of the weedier areas of the charitable sector, but as this excellent infographic from the folks at Harbor Compliance reminds us, ignore those laws at your own peril....

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Raising funds through direct mass mailings, telephone campaigns, or national advertising can subject your organization to registration requirements in multiple states, and some states will levy a hefty penalty if your organization starts to raise funds before it has registered with that state. Harbor has lots of resources on its website to help you avoid these and other pitfalls. If you're not sure whether your organization is doing things by the book, you might want to check 'em out.

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