Nonprofit Solicitation Requirements

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Expand/Contract Questions and Answers

  • What is the charitable solicitation registration statement?

  • How do I add the charitable solicitation registration statement to my entity?

  • How do I obtain the charitable solicitation registration statement exemption for my entity?

  • How do I file the charitable solicitation registration statement or exemption for my entity if its Initial/Annual List is not due?

  • How do I amend the information in my filed Charitable Solicitation Registration Statement for my entity?

  • When a non-profit corp. or charitable org. such as a public broadcaster conducts on-air solicitations to fund its operations and programming, are disclosures required before every on-air solicitation?

  • If a nonprofit corporation or charitable organization hosts a telethon or radio-thon, must the on-air local host read the required disclosures before every program or JUST before every program?

  • When we run a nationally produced pledge program, must we run a disclosure slide before the program, or edit the program to add the slide before every break?

  • For a television broadcast, is the on-air host subject to the solicitation disclosure rules if printed text providing the disclosure appears on the screen?

  • We run public service messages for other nonprofits in support of their fundraising efforts. Must we require them to add the disclosures to all spots public and commercial broadcasters provide?

  • Are disclosures required when as part of national programming an item is sold for which the public broadcaster receives a small royalty or waiver of programming fees?

  • Must for-profit entities abide by AB 60 disclosure requirements when marketing and fundraising for a charity?

  • What does "charitable contrbution" mean?

  • What does “solicit charitable contributions” mean?

  • How do I become a 501(c)(3) Charitable Organization?

  • When is a Charitable Solicitation Registration Statement (CSRS) required to be filed?

  • Is there an additional fee for the CSRS?

  • What information is required on the CSRS form?

  • What is a Form 990?

  • Is the information contained in the CSRS public information?

  • Will the names and addresses of the executive personnel be public information?

  • What happens if a nonprofit corporation does not submit the CSRS with the list of officers when the box is checked "Yes"?

  • Can I file my list of officers and the CSRS online?

  • Are there any exemptions from filing the CSRS?

  • Is there a filing required to claim exemption from the CSRS?

  • Do I need to make any disclosures when soliciting any type of donation or contribution, charitable or otherwise?

  • Does wording of disclosure have to be used in situations where the donation is unsolicited? Or, will a disclosure in the acknowledgement and receipt suffice?

  • If our non-profit is registered in another state, can we solicit in Nevada without being registered here?

  • We are a NV-registered affiliate of a national organization. Must solicitations to NV donors made on our behalf by our national office (located out of state) comply with AB 60 disclosure requirements?

  • Third-party processors that represent our organization in fundraising campaigns use their own forms with language with which we cannot control. Is our Nevada nonprofit noncompliant?

  • What about girls who sell Girl Scout cookies to raise funds? We assume that this would not apply as it is not a charitable donation. Is our assumption correct?

  • My organization hosts an event where the ticket price covers the meal and entertainment costs, and the remainder is diverted to our general revenue. Is solicitation disclosure required?

  • Does the CSRS require a signature under penalty of perjury?

  • Which name must the charitable organization provide?

  • We assume that membership solicitations are not charitable solicitations; hence, AB 60 disclosures do not apply. Is that correct?

  • We assume that unsolicited grant proposals have to comply with AB 60. Is that correct?

  • We assume that garage sales fundraisers have to comply with AB 60. Is that correct?

  • If the full name of the nonprofit is clear and conspicuous and clearly readable in the logo, can that be used in conjunction with the other required wording?

  • Many online donor platforms cannot distinguish NV-based donors until transactions are complete. Will disclosure of acknowledgements and receipts suffice, rather than “before making a commitment"?

  • Will a tagline or slogan suffice for the purpose?

  • Will a mission statement suffice for the purpose?

  • Do coin canisters and clothing donation boxes have to include AB 60 wording on them to be in compliance?

  • We assume that kids asking for donations at a charity event have to comply with AB 60. Is that correct?