What is a charitable solicitation?
Although the definition of a "charitable solicitation" is different in each state, a charitable solicitation is generally broadly defined to include any request of any kind for a charitable contribution. Any inperson or telephone solicitation would be encompassed in the definition of a charitable solicitation, as well as the distribution of a newsletter or brochure which solicits a gift.

Why are charities required to register?

When should a charity register?

Who has to register?

Do all states require registration for a charitable organization?

Is an Internet web site or email which solicits charitable gifts a charitable solicitation?

Are any charities exempt from registration?

What is a professional solicitor or professional fundraiser?

Are there any disclosure statements required by the charitable organization conducting solicitations?

How does a state become aware of noncompliance?

What penalties may apply for noncompliance?