What is the Max Donation Amount Before Nonprofits have to Register with a State?

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There is a common misconception among nonprofits — that they only need to register in a state where they have collected above a certain dollar amount.

Regardless of dollar amount sought or collected… nonprofits need to ensure state solicitation compliance/licensing prior to asking the state’s citizens and corporations for donations.

Any kind of direct mail, phone solicitation, event, raffle, or website link advertisements1 are considered active solicitation.

1Note: if a donate button exists anywhere on your website…  website hyperlinks to any web page on your website published in email, social media, affiliate web ads, blog posts, direct mail, etc. are regarded as nationwide solicitation.


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