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? This webinar 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, then examine state-specific non-profit financial statement requirements and the interplay between Form 990 and financial statements. Next, we’ll discuss exemptions, extensions, and state-mandated disclosure statements. Finally, we will discuss the role of the CPA in managing state charitable solicitation registration and reporting requirements.
Sharon Cody is a Non-profit Partnership Manager at Harbor Compliance, a leading provider of compliance solutions. She has more than 30 years of experience as an attorney, charitable fundraiser, foundation executive, donor, and nonprofit board member. She writes and speaks frequently on compliance best practices for tax-exempt organizations. Sharon formerly led the philanthropic fundraising team of a public media organization, served as the executive director at a children’s health foundation, and spent 11 years in private law practice. She received her bachelor's degree from Rutgers University and her Juris Doctor from Penn State Dickinson School of Law.