Nonprofit Fundraising Registration

Georgia Charitable Registration Requirements

Unless exempt, a charitable organization must register with the Georgia Secretary of State if it intends to solicit charitable contributions in Georgia.

Out-of-state nonprofits that register under the Georgia charitable registration laws are not required to qualify to do business in Georgia. However, engaging in other business activities such as having an office or employees in Georgia may trigger the requirement to register to do business in Georgia.

Initial Nonprofit Fundraising Registration in Georgia

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

Georgia Charitable Registration Agency: Georgia Secretary of State – Securities and Charities Division
Georgia Exempts the Following from Charitable Solicitation Registration:
  • Less than $25,000 nationwide contributions per year
  • Religious organizations
  • Educational institutions
  • Professional associations
  • Political organizations
  • Fraternal and social organizations
  • Hunters, fishermen, and target shooters associations
  • Publishers
Georgia Charitable Registration Form: URS or Georgia Charitable Solicitations Act Charitable Organization Registration Form (C100)
Georgia Requires the Following Supporting Documents for Charitable Solicitation Registration:
  • Control Persons form (included with Form C100)
  • Georgia Bureau of Investigation Consent (included with Form C100)
  • Affidavit of Citizenship form (included with Form C100)
  • Secure and Verifiable Documents form (included with Form C100)
  • IRS determination letter
  • IRS Form 990 or IRS Form 990-EZ
  • Financial statements dated within one year of filing:
  • Audited financial statements by an independent CPA if revenue exceeds $1 million; CPA review if revenue is $500,000 to $1 million; Financial statement if revenue is under $500,000.
  • List of officers, directors, trustees (name, title, address).
Georgia Charitable Registration Filing Fee: $35. Make check payable to Georgia Secretary of State
Registered Agent: The Georgia Secretary of State is automatically appointed as agent for service of process upon registration
Georgia Charitable Registration Filing Method: Mail Georgia Charitable Registration Documents to:
Securities and Charities Division
Office of the Georgia Secretary of State
2 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SE
Suite 820 West Tower
Atlanta, Georgia 30334
Law Governing Georgia Charitable Registration:
  • O.C.G.A. §§ 43-17-1–43-17-23, Charitable Solicitations Act
  • Ga. Rules, Ch. 590-9-1–590-9-7, Charitable Solicitation.

Renewal of Nonprofit Fundraising Registration in Georgia

Georgia charitable solicitation registration must be renewed every two years from the effective date. The following is a summary of the charitable solicitation registration renewal requirements in Georgia:

Georgia Charitable Registration Renewal Agency: Georgia Attorney General - Consumer Protection
Georgia Charitable Registration Renewal Due Date: 24 months after initial registration
Georgia Charitable Registration Renewal Form: Georgia Charitable Organization Renewal Notice
Georgia Requires the Following Supporting Documents for Charitable Solicitation Registration Renewal:
  • Affidavit Regarding Citizenship, included with Renewal Notice
  • IRS Form 990 or IRS Form 990-EZ for the past two years
  • List of paid solicitors used in Georgia (name and address)
  • Statement of material changes since last filing
  • Financial report depending on revenue received during either of the preceding two fiscal years:
    Under $500,000: Financial statements
    $500,000 to $1 million: Financial statements reviewed by a CPA
    Over $1 million: Audited financial statements prepared by a CPA.
Georgia Charitable Registration Renewal Filing Fee: $20. Make check payable to Georgia Secretary of State
Georgia Charitable Registration Renewal Filing Method: Mail Georgia Charitable Registration Renewal to:
Securities and Charities Division
Office of the Georgia Secretary of State
2 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SE
Suite 820 West Tower
Atlanta, Georgia 30334

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