Alaska Fundraising Registration Requirements

Alaska State Fundraising Registration

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Alaska defines requirements for:

•  Charitable Organization Registration

•  Commercial Co-Venturer Registration

•  Professional Fundraiser Registration

•  Individual Nonprofit & Fundraising Licenses

•  Charitable Gift Annuity Registration


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Alaska Charitable Organization Registration

Agency:   Alaska Department of Law - Consumer Protection Unit

Law:   Alaska Statutes § 45.68.010 et seq. and 9 AAC 12.010

Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:  No

Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required? No

Automatic Exemption

Exemption Eligible Organizations:

  • Churches or religious organizations that are not required to file federal annual information returns with the IRS
  • Candidates for national, state, or local office, and political parties, committees or groups that are required to file financial information with the Alaska Public Offices Commission
  • An organization that has a current gaming permit issued by the Alaska Department of Revenue pursuant to AS 05.15.100
  • Charities with no paid employees or board members that do not raise or intend to raise more than $5,000 in contributions annually or that receive contributions from 10 or fewer persons

  • Notes:   Exempt organizations may elect to submit a Notice of Exemption to notify the Department of Law.

    Initial Registration

    Filing Method:   Online

    Agency Fee:   $40

    Turnaround:  4 to 5 weeks

    Notes:

  • One authorized signature required. Signatures need not be notarized.
  • Some Alaska counties and municipalities may require charities that solicit in-person to register prior to fundraising.
  • - Before you Apply -

    All Applicants:

  • Check the available exemptions to see if your charity is eligible for exemption from the full registration requirement.

  • - How to Apply -

    Domestic Applicants:

  • 1. File entity formation documents with the Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing.
  • 2. Register as a charity with the Department of Law - Consumer Protection Unit. Pay the registration fee online to start. You will then receive an email containing a link to a page where you can complete the registration.

  • Foreign Applicants:

  • 1. Determine whether or not your charity will need to foreign qualify based on your activity in Alaska. If not required, skip to number 3.
  • 2. File foreign qualification documents with the Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing.
  • 3. Register as a charity with the Department of Law - Consumer Protection Unit. Pay the registration fee online to start. You will then receive an email containing a link to a page where you can complete the registration.
  • - Required Attachments -

  • List of officers and directors
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    Registration Renewal

    Filing Method:   Online

    Agency Fee:  $40

    Due:  Annually by September 1. Renewals can be filed as early as July 1.

    Due Date Extension: Alaska does not grant extensions for charitable organization registration.

    Notes:

  • Note the list of attachments required, including annual financial report.
  • Required Attachments:

  • List of officers and directors
  • Change of Fiscal Year

    NOT REQUIRED

    There is no need to notify the state of a change to an organization's fiscal year.

    Cancellation

    Agency Fee:  $0

    Notes: To close out your registration, email lawcharities@alaska.gov with the effective date of the cancellation and the reason for cancelling.


     
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    Alabama Charitable Gaming License

    Game Type:   Bingo, raffles, lotteries, and pull-tabs.

    Agency:   Alaska Department of Revenue - Tax Division

    Organization Age Requirement:   3 years of continuous existence immediately preceeding licensure

    Age Restrictions:   Participants must be at least 19 years old.

    Prize Limits:   Organizations may not award more than $2,000,000 in prizes per year.

    Law:   AK Stat. § 05.15.100 et seq.

    Initial Registration

    Agency:   Alaska Department of Revenue - Tax Division

    Filing Method:  Online Only

    Agency Fee:   $20

    Registration Renewal

    Agency:   Alaska Department of Revenue - Tax Division

    Filing Method:   Online only.

    Agency Fee:   $20-$100 depending on gross receipts from gaming events.

    Due:   Annually by December 31

    Alaska Charitable Gift Annuity Registration

    Agency:   Alaska Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development - Division of Insurance

    Law:   AS § 21.03.021 and AS § 21.03.070

    Initial Registration

    Notes:  Alaska does not license or register issuers of charitable gift annuities, however, certain disclosures and notifications are required. Organizations must notify the division within 90 days after their first issuance of a charitable gift annuity. A notification should be signed by an officer or director, provide the name and address of the organization, and certify that the organization is a charitable organization. The notification should also certify that the annuity is a qualified charitable gift annuity.

    Registration Renewal

    NOT REQUIRED


     
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    Alaska Commercial Co-Venturer Registration

    NOT REQUIRED

    Commercial Co-venturer licensure is not required on the State level in Alaska.
    Alaska does not currently have a traditional registration requirement for commercial co-venturers, but they may need to follow other regulations before and after fundraising events.

    Alaska Fundraising Counsel Registration

    NOT REQUIRED

    Fundraising Counsel licensure is not required on the State level in Alaska.
    Alaska does not currently have a traditional registration requirement for fundraising counsels, but they may need to follow other regulations before and after fundraising events..

    Alaska Paid Solicitor Registration

    Agency:   Alaska Department of Law - Consumer Protection Unit

    Bond Requirements:   $10,000

    Initial Registration

    Filing Method:   Online
    Note: Paid Solicitors must pay registration fees and file registration forms online, unless the Department of Law waives this requirement because the filer does not have reasonable access to the Internet, or to electronic equipment or software required to make the filing.

    Agency Fee:   $200

    Penalties:   Failure to register with the Alaska Department of Law prior to soliciting charitable contributions for compensation is a class A misdemeanor, and subjects the person to civil penalties under the Alaska Consumer Protection Act (AS 45.50.471 - AS 45.50.561) of up to $25,000 per violation.

    Notes: A copy of a written contract for each charitable organization the paid solicitor contracts with to solicit contributions must be submitted when registering.

    Required Attachments:

  • A copy of a written contract for each charitable organization the paid solicitor contracts with to solicit contributions. The contract must state the respective obligations of the paid solicitor and the charitable organization, including the amount to be paid to the paid solicitor.
  • A copy of all scripts used by the paid solicitor for fundraising in Alaska.
  • A ten thousand dollar surety bond (if renewing a registration, evidence of the continued bond must be submitted) on the Paid Solicitor Surety Bond form established by the department. The surety bond form sets forth the time period that a paid solicitor is required to maintain the bond and provides criteria for cancellation of the bond.
  • After a solicitation campaign is complete, a paid solicitor must submit a campaign financial report. The campaign financial report must be submitted on the Paid Solicitor Solicitation Campaign Financial Report form established by the department.
  • Registration Renewal

    Filing Method: Online.

    Agency Fee:   $200

    Due: September 1 of each year.

    Notes: Registration opens July 1 every year for the next solicitation period.


    Contract Filing

    Agency Fee:   $0

    Due: A copy of all contracts between a paid solicitor and a charity must be filed with the Consumer Protection Unit on or before the date solicitation activities commence.

    Law: AS § 45.68.020.

    Notes: There is no form, simply file a copy of the contract with the department.

    Financial Reporting

    Form:   Paid Solicitor Solicitation Campaign Financial Report

    Agency Fee:   $0

    Due: Within 90 days after a campaign has ended and on the anniversary of commencement for campaigns lasting more than a year.

    Notarize: Required.



    Alaska Individual Nonprofit & Fundraising Licenses

    NOT REQUIRED

    Professional Solicitor licensure is not required on the State level in Alaska.
    Solicitors who are not employed by a professional fundraising firm but operate independently may be required to register. Employees of professional fundraising firms are generally not required to register as an individual solicitor in Alaska.


     
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