What is a charitable solicitation?

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?
Usually states are made aware of noncompliance or improper solicitation by individual(s) who inquire or complain to the state's regulatory agency about the particular charity, or by the registration of a professional solicitor or fundraiser on behalf of the charitable organization, or as a requirement to participate in a particular fundraising technique, i.e., a federated fundraising campaign.

What penalties may apply for noncompliance?