State Charity Registration

Whether it is initial state charity registrations or state charity registration renewals, NPSS Corporation takes the complicated and time consuming task of state charity registration off of your hands so you can focus on your mission.

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Analysis
NPSS Corporation will analyze your nonprofit’s state charity registration requirements and determine which states require nonprofit solicitation registration.

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Initial State Charity Registrations
NPSS will prepare all of the necessary initial state charity registration forms and submit the state charity registration forms to each state.

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Ensure State Charity Registration Compliance
NPSS will review all of your nonprofit’s existing state charity registrations to ensure compliance with each state’s charity registration laws and track all your state charity registration renewal deadlines.

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State Charity Registration Renewals
NPSS will prepare all of your state charity registration renewal forms as well as the annual financial reporting forms and submit the state charity registration forms and annual financial reporting forms to each state.

Nicole Boice

Global Genes

“Expanding our charity registrations to each state was a daunting task. Tim and his team at NPSS Corporation handled all the details expertly, and it has been a seamless and painless process for all of us.  As a trusted partner, they manage the overwhelming task of keeping all of our annual state charity registration renewals up to date.”
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Global Genes

“Expanding our charity registrations to each state was a daunting task. Tim and his team at NPSS Corporation handled all the details expertly, and it has been a seamless and painless process for all of us.  As a trusted partner, they manage the overwhelming task of keeping all of our annual state charity registration renewals up to date.”

Initial State Charity Registration

Forty-One states and the District of Columbia have laws regulating charitable solicitation activities. Most states require state charity registration also known as nonprofit solicitation registration before a nonprofit solicits any donations. In most states, simply asking for a donation or having a “donate now” button on a website constitutes “solicitation” making state charity registration compulsory even if no donations are received. The state charity registration requirements differ from state to state making state charity registration compliance a difficult, complicated and time consuming task. The experts at NPSS Corporation are experienced with all state charity registration requirements, all state charity registration forms and the state charity registration filing procedures.

If your nonprofit is soliciting donations through a website, by e-mail, regular mail, phone calls, or special events, that activity is regulated by state law usually requiring state charity registration. Failure to comply with the state charity registration requirements is a violation of state law and will likely result in thousands of dollars in state fines, penalties and possibly revocation of your nonprofit’s tax exempt status. Many states have exemptions to their state charity registration laws. Therefore, it is important to have an expert review your nonprofit’s state charity registration requirements.

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For a map of the states that have laws regulating state charity registration click here

For a list of each state agency responsible for state charity registration compliance, click here

State Charity Registration Renewals

Initial state charity registration or nonprofit solicitation registration is only the beginning of the state charity registration requirements. Typically, each state’s registration expires after one year and has to be renewed. NPSS Corporation can handle all your organization’s state charity registration renewals. The experts at NPSS will track all of your state charity registration deadlines, prepare the necessary state charity registration renewal forms and submit them to the appropriate state agency to comply with the annual renewal requirements.

For a free analysis of your nonprofit’s current state charity registrations and state charity registration renewal deadlines, click here

Annual Financial Reporting

Most states that require state charity registration also require detailed financial reporting on an annual basis. NPSS Corporation will handle of all of your annual financial reporting in conjunction with your state charity registration renewals at no additional cost.

Qualifying to Do Business in Other States

Every state has laws that require an out of state nonprofit to register within each state where it is conducting business. The circumstances that trigger the requirement to register or qualify to do business differ from state to state. If your nonprofit opens an office or has employees outside of its home state, your nonprofit will likely have to qualify to do business in the states where the employees or offices are located. Registering to do business in each state where your nonprofit is conducting business is interconnected with state charity registration. In several states, simply registering as a nonprofit in another state triggers the requirement to register to do business in that state. NPSS Corporation can register your nonprofit to do business in each state where registration is required.

State Charity Registration Simplified

NPSS will take the tedious and difficult job of state charity registration off of your hands so you can focus on your mission. Call us at 888-835-0877 or complete the inquiry form below to obtain upfront pricing.

State Charity Registration FAQs






State Charity Registration FAQs

If your organization is seeking donations or grants within a state that requires registration, your organization must register with that state unless it is exempt. Asking for a donation can be as simple as having a website with a “donate” button even if your organization does not actually receive any donations.

Certain Nonprofits are exempt from registration such as religious organizations. At no charge, NPSS will determine if your organization is exempt from fundraising registration.

States require nonprofits to register to monitor charities and protect the public from unfair and deceptive fundraising practices. By requiring fundraising registration, the states can identify nonprofits that engage in fraudulent fundraising practices.

Failure to register in a state can have disastrous consequences for your organization. You may have to repay all of the donations that your organization received. Your organization is also subject to substantial penalties and fines. Finally, the IRS may revoke your organization’s 501(c)(3) status.

The registration process can take several months. Therefore, you should start the registration process at least two or three months before your nonprofit starts soliciting donations in a state that requires registration. If you are already soliciting donations in a state that requires registration, your nonprofit should act as quickly as possible to minimize potential penalties.

NPSS will provide you with a free quote to register your nonprofit in a single state or all 39 states that require fundraising registration. Call 1-888-835-0877 for a free quote.