Professional Fundraiser Registration
Compliance Solutions for Professional Fundraisers
- 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
Professional fundraising firms face some of the strictest and most complex filing requirements in the entire charitable sector. Keeping up with requirements across 42 states can be a real burden.
Whether you’re operating a large telemarketing, direct mail, or strategic development firm or are raising funds for clients as an independent contractor, Labyrinth, Inc. can lighten the load making your operations more efficient and profitable.
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 professional fundraising firm and individual solicitor registration applications, manage contract submittals, and file financial reports for you.
Support for Both Sides of the Campaign
Before launching a campaign, the fundraising firm must meet professional fundraising registration requirements, and nonprofits must follow state charitable registration laws. State registration for professional fundraisers can be complex, but you don't have to go it alone.
Charitable registration is a required prerequisite to engaging a professional fundraiser. 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 fundraising vendor.
Everything You Need to Put Professional Fundraiser Filings on Autopilot
Your dedicated Registration Specialist prepares and files all the following documents on your behalf. We track and manage renewal filings and related deadlines to keep you current.
As with most solicitations, state-mandated disclosure language must be included on materials used in commercial co-venture campaigns. Labyrinth, Inc. can provide the necessary language via our Dynamic Disclosures™ tool.
Clients gain access to our network of nonprofit attorneys who can, for a separate fee, advise in drafting contracts.
We also have partners to help you meet state surety bonding requirements quickly and affordably.
Support for Individual Solicitors
In addition to firm registrations, fifteen states require individual solicitors to become registered before fundraising. Some organizations, like telemarketing agencies and in-person grassroots fundraisers, employ many individual solicitors, each of which may need to become registered. We manage individual solicitor and firm registration filings for truly comprehensive support.
Professional Fundraisers vs. Fundraising Counsel: What’s The Difference?
Both types of organizations support the charitable sector but engage with it differently. The table below provides answers to the most common questions we hear.
|Professional Fundraisers||Fundraising Counsel|
|Role in fundraising campaigns||Take an active role and are directly involved in executing the campaign||Advise and consult on campaigns but generally are not directly involved in execution|
|Involvement in soliciting||Generally make the direct ask for funds||May advise on how the ask is made, but typically do not make it themselves|
|Custody of funds||May take custody of the funds raised which are later disbursed to the nonprofit||Generally don’t take control of the funds raised|
|Count of states with registration requirements||42 states have registration requirements while additional filing or reporting requirements may exist||28 states have registration requirements while additional filing or reporting requirements may exist|
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
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.
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