Cause Marketing (Commercial Co-Venture) Registration

Compliance Solutions for Commercial Co-Ventures

  • 1-on-1 support from your dedicated Registration Specialist
  • Full-service management of initial registration, ongoing renewals, contract filings, and financial reports
  • No upfront payment required - get started today



Keeping up with nationwide commercial co-venture registration requirements can be difficult. Don’t waste time navigating state requirements. As the longest-standing fundraising compliance service provider in the sector, we’ve dealt with thousands of registrations and campaign filings. Our experts will prepare and submit your commercial co-venture registration applications, manage contract submittals, and file financial reports for you.

  • Round up or donate at checkout campaigns
  • Buy-one, give-one programs
  • Donate a portion of each product sold

Support for Both Sides of the Co-Venture

Before beginning a cause marketing campaign, businesses must meet state commercial co-venture requirements, and nonprofits must follow state charitable registration laws. State registration for commercial co-ventures can be complex, but you don't have to go it alone.

For Businesses

Whether this is your first commercial co-venture or you’ve run charitable sales promotions for years, your dedicated Registration Specialist will assess your current status, work with you to determine the appropriate path forward, and complete your filings on your behalf.


For Nonprofits

Charitable registration is a required prerequisite to running a commercial co-venture. We'll handle the initial fundraising registration if your organization isn’t registered. If it is registered, we’ll manage the renewals going forward and coordinate filings with your business partner.


Everything You Need to Put Cause Marketing Filings on Autopilot

Frequently Asked Questions

Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you have questions about CCV campaigns.
1What is a commercial co-venture?
A commercial co-venture is an agreement, usually between a nonprofit organization and a for-profit business, that supports a charitable cause while generating commercial goodwill. Typical features of commercial co-ventures may include a share of revenue donation to the nonprofit, a charitable event underwritten by a business, and activities of any kind advertised to benefit a charitable organization.
2Who must register and when?
The nonprofit must have its charitable registration in order, and the partnering business may need to be registered as a commercial co-venturer. Twenty-four jurisdictions have commercial co-venture registration requirements, and most filing requirements fall on the business. While only four states require a formal registration, the other states may require the filing of the contract, disclosures in advertising, state-specific language to be included in the contract itself, some form of accounting or record keeping, or final financial reporting. For-profit businesses are largely unaware of the registration requirements for fundraising. It often falls on the nonprofit to educate its partner. Any arrangements for a share-of-sales agreement, event underwriting, or other ventures should be in writing. You may need to file each new contract with the jurisdiction authority. Nonprofits should view commercial co-ventures as a positive opportunity but only engage once they've ensured all proper registrations are in place.
3What are the consequences of failing to register in a state?
Individuals and firms operating without a registration can be liable for penalty fees and criminal charges.
4Must nonprofits also register?
Yes, nonprofits that raise funds from the public must meet charitable registration requirements. States regulate charitable solicitation, and the requirements vary by jurisdiction. Forty-one jurisdictions currently require nonprofits to register to solicit their residents.

Comprehensive Support for Your Compliance Needs

Gain peace of mind and return to your mission-driven work. Leverage our comprehensive compliance services today.

Raising funds in multiple states?

Rely on us to manage your charity registrations.

Registering to operate in a new state?

Turn to us to manage your foreign qualification project.

Tracking annual report deadlines?

Allow us to track, prepare, and file your annual reports.

Solutions for Managing Commercial Co-Venture Filings

  • 1-on-1 support from your dedicated Registration Specialist
  • Full-service management of initial registration, ongoing renewals, contract filings, and financial reports
  • No upfront payment required--get started today


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Check out our complete library of testimonials to learn more about how we support nonprofit organizations just like yours.

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I really appreciate the efficiency and the fact that I don’t have to think about it…I just forward everything to [my Registration Specialist], and she takes care of it.
 ~ Erin Riley Strong – FRESH EYES DIGITAL
Stetson University
One of the best vendor decisions we’ve ever made. I don’t know why we ever wrestled with all our state compliance filings in house. Labyrinth took all of the pain out of the process, and at a price point that made the decision obvious.
Amirah inc
Labyrinth made obtaining licenses for our out of state satellite office a breeze! Their customer service is top notch! They always respond to my requests within a day if not sooner. I sleep well at night knowing that Labyrinth is in our corner! They take the guess work out of state licensing! Don’t bother looking for another company! Let Labyrinth navigate the web of confusion for you!
~ Cheri Crider – AMIRAH INC.
National Alliance on Mental Illness
We’ve used Labyrinth for over seven years now and I have found their work and customer service to be great. Never had a single problem with all our state charity registrations over the years. We’ve been moving work being done by other companies to Labyrinth (like corporate registrations) to Labyrinth because we trust their work. Highly recommended!
~ David L ~ NAMI
Jewish Voice For Peace
Great experience working with Labyrinth for business and charitable registrations.
~ Elizabeth Ingenthron – A JEWISH VOICE FOR PEACE, INC.
Children Incorporated
Labyrinth is incredible! They have been managing our state registrations for about five years, and it has made our work so much easier. They save us time and effort, and they always come through for us. Highly recommended!
~ Ron Carter – CHILDREN, INC.
Nation Rowing Foundation
Amazingly proactive and throughly professional, and competent. Nice people, too!
Asia Frontier Outreach
The expertise, timeliness, and responsiveness of the Labyrinth team is excellent. They have been a lifesaver to our organization.
Vision Synergy
State registrations for charity compliance? No, thank you! I DO NOT want to understand it. THANK YOU Labyrinth, you are worth every penny & all whom I’ve worked with have been great.
~ Diana Mansour – VISIONSYNERGY
Grey2K USA Worldwide
We trust the professionals at Labyrinth with all our registration and reporting needs!
~ Christine Dorchak – GREY2K USA WORLDWIDE, INC.
JBI International
I have been very happy with Labyrinth. They are always on top of everything and have helped me tremendously with all my state registration filings.
Africa New Life
We are a growing nonprofit organization with donors in all 50 States. Labyrinth has allowed us to comply with the myriad rules and regulations in every State. We do not have the time, nor the expertise, to handle this on our own. Labyrinth has made it so easy for us to get into compliance!
University of Vermont Foundation
The staff at Labyrinth are very good at their jobs. They stay on top of the filings and provide a complete turn key service. I recommend using Labyrinth.
B'Nai B'rith
My organization operates in nearly every state. Yet, like many non-profits, we are thinly staffed for admin and other back-office operations. We do not have the capacity to stay on top of every state’s charitable registration laws and/or filing requirements. Labyrinth does that for us and does it at a very reasonable rate. I would highly recommend Labyrinth for any non-profit that has multiple state charitable registration filings.
National Association of Productivity & Organizing Professionals
Labyrinth made the entire process of filing for state authorizations to solicit an easy and very smoothly delivered process. After we supplied the necessary information to them, very little time was required on our end other than filing the forms in our shared drive! Definitely recommend this company!
~ Deb Cullinan – NAPO, INC.
Zamir Choral Foundation
Very helpful in navigating charitable registrations for non-profits. They are also very knowledgeable about other aspects of non-profits and are always ready to help. A wonderful organization.
~ Marilyn Gurtman-Oppenheimer – ZAMIR CHORAL FOUNDATION
Na Keiki O Emalia Emalia's Children Helping Children Heal
Labyrinth has been a godsend for us! Highly recommend them–they do a great job of keeping us compliant with required states across the US and have GREAT staff/customer service.
~ Brooke Brown – NA KEIKI O EMALIA
USA Basketball
I’ve had great experiences with Labyrinth across two organizations, I definitely recommend their services!
~ Killjan Anderson – USA BASKETBALL
We recently changed providers for our state registrations and Labyrinth has been professional, attentive, and the staff is very knowledgeable. They have even saved us money compared to our previous provider. Thank you Labyrinth!
~ Jody Sandler – BLUE SERVICE DOGS