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Charitable Solicitation Registration and Reporting

  • CGAP
  • CIA
  • CMA
  • CPA (US)
  • IAP
  • QIAL
Charitable Solicitation Registration and Reporting CPE Course

1 Credit


Subject Area

Specialized Knowledge

Webinar Qualifies For

1 CPE credit of Specialized Knowledge for all CPAs

1 CPE credit for Certified Management Accountants (CMA)

1 CPE credit for Certified Internal Auditors (CIA)

1 CPE credit for Qualification in Internal Audit Leadership (QIAL)

1 CPE credit for Internal Audit Practitioner (IAP)

1 CPE credit for Certified Government Auditing Professional (CGAP)

1 General Educational credit for Tax Professionals / Bookkeepers / Accountants

Upcoming Webinars

Course Description

Does every charity need to register to solicit funds from the public?

What regulations apply to online donations, special events, professional fundraisers, and cause marketing co-ventures? 

The vast majority of states require that before a charitable nonprofit may ask someone in their state for a contribution – whether by letter, phone, email, social media, and sometimes even grant applications – the nonprofit must register with the appropriate state official to let the state know that the nonprofit is soliciting contributions (also known as fundraising). The separate state “charitable solicitation registration” laws are not uniform but inconsistent from state to state. Compliance is not only complicated but also burdensome and costly for charitable nonprofits. From determining the overlap of fundraising activities with where registration may be required and identifying the correct initial forms for each state, to filling them in and preparing checks for various filing fees, the process diverts significant staff time and financial resources.

This online CPE course will provide an overview of nationwide charitable solicitation registration and reporting requirements for all types of fundraising. We’ll learn how to determine when and where registration and reporting is required. 

In this online continuing education course, we’ll discuss exemptions, extensions, and state-mandated disclosure statements. We’ll move on to examine state-specific nonprofit financial statement requirements and the interplay between Form 990 and financial statements. Finally, we will discuss the role of the CPA in managing state charitable solicitation registration and reporting requirements.

Major topics covered in this online CPE webinar:

  • Forms of solicitation
  • Registration forms for charitable solicitation
  • Exemptions from registration
  • Renewal requirements
  • Fundraising registration approaches
  • Foreign qualification and the requirement for a registered agent
  • Disclosure statements
  • Risks of noncompliance
  • Benefits of compliance

This one-hour CPE webinar provides a user-friendly, comprehensive overview of fundraising registration requirements in all 50 states.

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Learning Objectives

  • To explore nationwide charitable solicitation registration and reporting requirements, and their management.
  • To identify which traditional and online fundraising activities trigger registration and reporting requirements.
  • To identify additional nonprofit activities including special events and cause marketing co-ventures that may trigger special registration and reporting requirements in certain states.
  • To explore state-specific exemptions, extensions and disclosure statements.
  • To recognize whether reviewed or audited financial statements must be filed in order to register to solicit in a state.
  • To understand the role of the CPA in managing state charitable solicitation registration and reporting.

Who Should Attend?

  • Accounting Firm
  • Accounting Managers
  • Auditors
  • Certified Management Accountant
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • CFO/Controller
  • CPA (Industry)
  • CPA - Large Firm
  • CPA - Mid Size Firm
  • CPA - Small Firm
  • Directors of Finance
  • Finance Director
  • Legal Professionals
  • Nonprofit Board Members
  • NonProfit CEOs
  • Nonprofit Executive Directors
  • NonProfit Fundraisers
  • Nonprofit Professionals
  • Outsourced CFO
  • Tax Attorney
  • Tax Director (Industry)
  • Tax Managers
  • Tax Practitioners
  • VP Finance
  • Young CPA





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