Oregon State Fundraising Registration
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Labyrinth provides the state fundraising regulations below as a guide to help you apply for and maintain your ability to fundraise. Need help? We can manage your state registrations for you. Contact us today to learn more.
Oregon 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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Oregon Charitable Organization Registration
Agency: Oregon Department of Justice - Charitable Activities Section
Law: Oregon Revised Statutes Ann., Vol. 3, § 128.610 et seq. Statutes and Rules Governing Oregon Nonprofits
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite: No
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required? No
One-Time Exemption Registration
Exemption Eligible Organizations:
Notes: To obtain an exemption, file a letter describing the reason the organization is eligible for exemption along with supporting documentation
Form: Form RF-C: Registration for Charitable Organizations
Filing Method: Mail or email to email@example.com.
Agency Fee: $0
Turnaround: 4-6 weeks
- Before you Apply -
- How to Apply -
1. File entity formation documents with the Oregon Secretary of State.
2. Submit the online form or Charitable Organization Registration Form and all required attachments to apply for registration with the Oregon Attorney General - Consumer Interest Division.
1. Determine whether or not your charity will need to foreign qualify based on your activity in Oregon. If not required, skip to number 3.
2. File foreign qualification documents with the Oregon Secretary of State.
3. Submit the online form or Charitable Organization Registration Form and all required attachments to apply for registration with the Oregon Attorney General - Consumer Interest Division.
- Required Attachments -
Form: Organizations based in Oregon file Form CT-12. Out-of-state organizations file Form CT-12F.
Filing Method: Mail or Online
Agency Fee: $10-200, depending on Oregon revenue and fund balance held in Oregon. Make check payable to "Oregon Department of Justice"
Due Date Extension:
Due dates can be extended for 180 days beyond the original due date by submitting a request for extension through the online portal.
Change of Fiscal Year
Agency Fee: $0
Turnaround: 1-2 business days
Notes: Email firstname.lastname@example.org to update fiscal year.
Form: Form CT-12 or Form CT-12F
Notes: To close out your registration, file the CT-12 form and follow the instructions listed in the Final Report section.
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Oregon Commercial Co-Venturer Registration
Commercial Co-venturer licensure is not required on the State level in Oregon.
Oregon 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.
More information: Oregon Department of Justice - Charitable Activities Section
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Oregon Charitable Gift Annuity Registration
Charitable Gift Annuity licensure is not required on the State level in Oregon.
No filing is required, but charities need to meet certain conditions before issuing charitable gift annuities. Charities that hold certificates of authority issued prior to 2006 may continue issuing charitable gift annuities if they keep an annual audited financial statement on file.
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Oregon Fundraising Counsel Registration
Fundraising Counsel licensure is not required on the State level in Oregon.
Fundraising counsels are exempt from license requirements provided that the counsel does not have primary responsibility for the fundraising campaign’s production or management, does not have access to contributions or the ability to pay expenses from campaign proceeds, and does not directly engage in solicitations.
Oregon Individual Professional Fundraiser Registration
Professional Solicitor licensure is not required on the State level in Oregon.
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 Oregon.
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