What is a charitable solicitation?

Why are charities required to register?

When should a charity register?

Who has to register?
Basically, any charitable organization conducting charitable solicitations for public support. A "charitable organization" is generally broadly defined and sometimes includes organizations that are not even public charities under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

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?