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?
Most states have some regulation regarding charitable solicitations, whether it is in the form of (i) registration requirements for charitable organizations, professional solicitors, professional fundraisers or commercial co-venturers, or (ii) civil, criminal and deceptive practice sanctions.

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?