Nonprofit Fundraising Registration

Colorado Charitable Registration Requirements

Unless exempt, a charitable organization must register with the Colorado Secretary of State before it solicits charitable contributions in Colorado.

Out-of-state nonprofits that register under the Colorado charitable registration laws must also qualify to do business in Colorado. To qualify to do business in Colorado, file a Statement of Foreign Entity Authority online with the Colorado Secretary of State. An out-of-state nonprofit must select a registered agent for service of process in Colorado to obtain authorization to do business in the state.

Initial Nonprofit Fundraising Registration in Colorado

The following is a summary of the initial charitable solicitation registration requirements in Colorado:

Colorado Charitable Registration Agency: Colorado Secretary of State – Charitable Solicitations Program
Colorado Exempts the Following from Charitable Solicitation Registration:
  • Less than $25,000 nationwide contributions per year
  • Religious organizations
  • Political organizations
  • Appeals for a single person
Colorado Charitable Registration Form:
  • Colorado Registration Statement or Consolidated Registration Statement
  • Annual Financial Report
  • Solicitation Notice (if your nonprofit has contracted with an external paid solicitor), and
  • Solicitation Campaign Financial Report (if your nonprofit has contracted with an external paid solicitor).
Colorado Requires the Following Supporting Documents for Charitable Solicitation Registration: None
Colorado Charitable Registration Filing Fee: $10. Pay online
Registered Agent: Colorado requires a registered agent to qualify to do business in the state
Colorado Charitable Registration Filing Method: Online filing at http://www.sos.state.co.us/pubs/charities/filings.html#charities
Law Governing Colorado Charitable Registration:
  • Colorado Rev. Stat. §§ 6-16-101–6-16-114, Charitable Solicitation Act
  • 8 CCR 1505-9, Charitable Solicitation Rules.

Renewal of Nonprofit Fundraising Registration in Colorado

A Colorado charitable solicitation registration must be renewed each year. The following is a summary of the charitable solicitation registration renewal requirements in Colorado:

Colorado Charitable Registration Renewal Agency: Colorado Secretary of State – Charitable Solicitations Program
Colorado Charitable Registration Renewal Due Date: 4½ months after fiscal year end
Colorado Charitable Registration Renewal Form:
  • Colorado Registration Statement Renewal or Consolidated Registration Statement Renewal (for parent/subordinate organizations)
  • Annual Financial Report
  • Solicitation Notice (if your nonprofit has contracted with an external paid solicitor), and
  • Solicitation Campaign Financial Report (if your nonprofit has contracted with an external paid solicitor).
Colorado Requires the Following Supporting Documents for Charitable Registration Renewal: None
Colorado Charitable Registration Renewal Filing Fee: $10. Pay online
Colorado Charitable Registration Renewal Filing Method: Online filing at http://www.sos.state.co.us/pubs/charities/filings.html#charities

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