We recommend the following accounting, marketing and legal resources for charities and non-profits:
- Clifton Larson Allen, offering wealth advisory, outsourcing, audit, tax and consulting.
- Amperage, advertising agency based in Iowa.
- The Common Sense Collective, a full service marketing agency based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
- The Rubia Group, a nationally registered professional fundraising counsel agency, delivering cause marketing, branding, sponsorship and partnership solutions to clients.
- Thompson & Associates, offering values-based estate planning.
- David Bright with Pugh Hagen, a boutique business law firm focused primarily on real estate and commercial business transactions in the Iowa City - Cedar Rapids Corridor and beyond
State-by-State Resource Guide
To better help our clients navigate the ever-changing world of charitable solicitation registration, we've compiled a list of each state's charitable registration guidelines.
Link to State Website
NonProfits and Professional Fundraisers must register in Alabama.
Charities soliciting in Alaska must register by September 1 of each year.
Arizona repealed laws requiring Charitable Solicitation Registration EXCEPT for Veteran's organizations.
In Arkansas, a foreign corporation filing, as well as charitable solicitation registration, will be required to complete your registration.
California registration is complex, requiring multiple submissions to multiple agencies. Some parts can be completed online for a faster response.
Colorado uses some of the key elements of the Charleston Principles as a guide to fundraising requirements.
The annual Charitable Solicitation Registration fee in Connecticut is $50.
There are currently no statutes requiring non-profits that solicit in Delaware to register.
District of Columbia
Washington, D.C. registration is complex, requiring multiple submissions to multiple agencies. Most parts can be completed online for a faster response.
Registrations in Florida may be filed online or by paper application. A separate financial report must be filed when renewing your registration in Florida.
Georgia charitable solicitation registration requires extensive background checks, including a 10 year employment history and social security numbers for two officers of the non-profit.
There is no fee for initial registration in Hawaii, but renewal fees are on a sliding scale based on level of contributions.
What do I need to know about Idaho Charitable Solicitation Registration?
Neither charities nor professional fundraisers need to register with the State of Idaho.
Illinois automatically assumes you have registered in prior years unless an affidavit to the contrary is provided. As a result, late fees in excess of $300 will apply. The annual registration fee is $15.
Non-profits are not required to register with the State of Indiana. However, professional fundraising counsel and solicitors are required to register.
What do I need to know about Iowa's Charitable Solicitation Registration process?
Non-profits are not required to register with the State of Iowa. However, professional fundraising counsel and solicitors are required to register.
While registrations is required in Kansas, if you are soliciting less than 100 individuals (nationally), you are not required to register in Kansas.
If you have not yet filed your IRS-990 Form, you can file the Unified Registration Form (URS) as your Charitable Solicitation Registration in Kentucky.
Nonprofits only need to register with the Louisiana Department of Justice if they are utilizing the services of a professional fundraiser. However, an initial exemption filing is recommended.
Charitable solicitation registrations can be filed via paper or online in Maine.
Yes. In fact, in Maryland, an automatic 5 1/2 month extension is granted, giving a charity 11 1/2 months after the fiscal year end to submit the application.
A state specific registration form is required, along with various other documents to complete the Massachusetts filing.
As part of your initial registration, if your audited financial statements are not ready, you may request a one-time waiver to provide the audit as part of your non-profit solicitation registration submission.
Private foundations that do not solicit contributions from more than 100 people are not required to register.
Mississippi has adopted the Charleston Principles in determining whether online fundraising itself triggers Charitable Solicitation Registration in Mississippi.
Unless your nonprofit uses a professional fundraiser, a 501(c )3 organization does not have to submit a charitable solicitation registration filing in Missouri.
How do I file a Montana Charitable Solicitation Registration application?
Montana no longer requires submission of a charitable solicitation registration filing for non-profit organizations.
Non-profit organizations are no longer required to submit a Charitable Solicitation registration filing in Nebraska.
Your initial charitable solicitation registration may be submitted via mail, email or fax. The same is true for renewals.
The only charitable solicitation registration exemptions available in New Hampshire are for religious organizations.
Effective May 1, 2018, all charitable solicitation registration filings must be submitted online.
Yes, in fact, charitable solicitation registrations in New Mexico are ONLY accepted via an online submission.
There is an extensive list of non-profits that may be exempt from charitable solicitation registration in New York. An exemption request form can be submitted with an initial registration for a definitive ruling.
Paper filings, as well as online filings, are accepted for submitting of a non-profit's charitable solicitation registration in North Carolina.
In addition to submitting an application for charitable solicitation registration in North Dakota, a non-profit will also need to register as a foreign corporation.
A sliding fee schedule, based on amount of contributions, is used in calculating the fee structure for registration.
If your contributions exceed $10,000 the fee is $65.00 to submit a charitable solicitation registration in Oklahoma.
Charitable solicitation registrations in Oregon are submitted via mail or email. There is no fee to submit your registration forms.
Yes, in filing a charitable solicitation registration in Pennsylvania you will need to be aware of requirements for audited financials, several exemptions, as well as sales tax exemption impacts.
Paper filings are no longer accepted for charitable solicitation registration in Rhode island. Electronic filing is available, as well as submission via US mail on flash drive or CD-ROM.
The fee for charitable solicitation registration in South Carolina is $50, and can be paid via credit card if you choose to file online.
There is no requirement for a non-profit to submit a charitable solicitation registration in South Dakota. However, professional fundraisers and telephone solicitors must register.
The Charleston Principles are used to determine the impact of online fundraising to the charitable solicitation registration requirements in Tennessee.
Only three types of non-profits must submit a charitable solicitation registration filing in Texas. They are law enforcement, public safety and veteran's organizations. Each of these have a separate act under Texas law detailing specific requirements.
The fee for charitable solicitation registration in Utah is $75, and the filing can be expedited for an additional $75.
Non-profit organizations are not required to submit a charitable solicitation registration filing in Vermont. However, all professional fundraisers must register.
If a non-profit solicits, or if others solicit on their behalf, they are required to submit a charitable solicitation registration in Virginia.
If a non-profit has paid employees or professional fundraisers, it must submit a charitable solicitation registration filing in Washington state.
If contributions exceed $1 million, the charitable solicitation registration fee in West Virginia is $50.
Non-profits are not required to submit a charitable solicitation registration filing in Wyoming.