Texas 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.
Texas 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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Texas Charitable Organization Registration
Agency: Texas Secretary of State - Registrations Unit
Bond Requirements: Veteran's organizations have a bond requirement of $5,000 if the solicitor solicits in only one county, $10,000 if the solicitor solicits in more than one county but fewer than six counties, or $25,000 if the solicitor solicits in six or more counties.
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite: No
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required? No
Agency Fee: $0
Notes: Only certain public safety organizations, independent promoters, public safety publications, veterans organizations, and telephone solicitors are required to register. All other charities are automatically exempt.
Form: Form 3201: Public Safety Organization, Independent Promoter, or Public Safety Publication Registration/Renewal Statement or Form 3501: Veterans Organization Solicitation Registration Statement
Agency Fee: $150 for veterans organizations and $250 for public safety organizations
- Before you Apply -
- How to Apply -
1. File entity formation documents with the Texas Secretary of State.
2. Submit a registration form and all required attachments to the Texas Secretary of State - Registrations Unit.
1. Determine whether or not your charity will need to foreign qualify based on your activity in Texas. If not required, skip to number 3.
2. File foreign qualification documents with the Texas Secretary of State.
3. Submit the online form or Charitable Organization Registration Form and all required attachments to apply for registration with the Texas Secretary of State - Consumer Interest Division.
- Required Attachments -
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Texas Commercial Co-Venturer Registration
Commercial Co-venturer licensure is not required on the State level in Texas.
Texas 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.
Texas Charitable Gift Annuity Registration
Charitable Gift Annuity licensure is not required on the State level in Texas.
Texas does not distinguish between annuities issued by charitable and for-profit entities.
I’ve had great experiences with Labyrinth across two organizations, I definitely recommend their services!
Texas Fundraising Counsel Registration
Fundraising Counsel licensure is not required on the State level in Texas.
Texas does not currently have a traditional registration requirement for fundraising counsels, but they may need to follow other regulations before and after fundraising events.
Texas Professional Fundraiser Registration
Professional Fundraiser licensure is not required on the State level in Texas.
Texas does not currently have a traditional registration requirement for professional fundraisers, but they may need to follow other regulations before and after fundraising events.
Texas Individual Professional Fundraiser Registration
Professional Solicitor licensure is not required on the State level in Texas.
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 Texas.
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