ARKANSAS
Every charitable organization that solicits in Arkansas, and uses an Arkansas address, including a return address, but does not maintain and staff an office at that address must disclose in writing immediately proximate to the address located in the state both (1) the address of the charitable organization’s actual headquarters and (2) the fact that the address is that of a mail drop box or located in a mail-handling facility. The following language may be used:

“The headquarters of this organization is located at (insert the address of the non-Arkansas headquarters). The Arkansas address is that of a (insert either “mail drop box” or “mail-handling facility”) located in the state.”

COLORADO
Every charitable organization must include a statement that Colorado residents may obtain copies of registration and financial documents from the office of the Secretary of State, with a current telephone number and web site address for obtaining such documents from the Secretary of State.

DELAWARE
Any person soliciting a charitable contribution must disclose prior to making the solicitation his or her name and the name of the charitable organization.

FLORIDA
A charitable organization or sponsor soliciting in this state must include all of the following disclosures at the point of solicitation:

  1. The name of the charitable organization or sponsor and state of the principal place of business of the charitable organization or sponsor;
  2. A description of the purpose or purposes for which the solicitation is being made;
  3. Upon request, the name and either the address or telephone number of a representative to whom inquiries could be addressed;
  4. Upon request, the amount of the contribution which may be deducted as a charitable contribution under federal income tax laws;
  5. Upon request, the source from which a written financial statement may be obtained. Such financial statement must be for the immediate past fiscal year and must be consistent with the annual financial report. The written financial statement must be provided within 14 days after the request and must state the purpose for which funds are raised, the total amount of all contributions raised, the total costs and expenses incurred in raising contributions, the total amount of contributions dedicated to the stated purpose or disbursed for the stated purpose, and whether the services of another person or organization have been contracted to conduct solicitation activities.

The following verbatim disclosure must be conspicuously displayed, IN CAPITAL LETTERS, and included on all fund-raising materials sent to Florida residents: “A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE, WITHIN THE STATE, 1-800-HELP-FLA. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.”

The disclosure statement must also include the charity’s registration number. When the solicitation consists of more than one piece, "the statement must be displayed prominently" in the materials.

GEORGIA
Every charitable organization required to be registered and soliciting in this state must include the following disclosures at the point of solicitation:

  1. The name and location of the charitable organization for which the solicitation is being made;
  2. That the following information will be made available upon request:
    1. A full and fair description of the charitable program for which the solicitation campaign is being carried out and, if different, a full and fair description of the programs and activities of the charitable organization on whose behalf the solicitation is being carried out; and
    2. A financial statement or summary which shall be consistent with the financial statement required to be filed with the Secretary of State.

IOWA
A , upon request and without cost to the requesting party, financial disclosure information concerning contributions received and disbursements for the organization's last complete fiscal year, or, if the organization has not completed a full fiscal year, for its current fiscal year, to the attorney general or a person requesting the information within five days of the request.

A charitable organization may not solicit contributions for a charitable purpose in this state, where the charitable organization claims that a portion or all of the contributions received will be given to another charitable organization in this state, without permission from the other charitable organization that its name may be referred to as part of the solicitation.

MAINE
Any person or entity who solicitors contributions must fully disclose to the prospective donor, at the time of solicitation but prior to the request for contributions, the name and address of the charitable organization for which the solicitation is being conducted.

MARYLAND
A charitable solicitation that is a specific written request to the public for money, any written receipt for a charitable contribution, must contain a disclosure statement with the following information:

  1. A statement that a copy of the current financial statement of the charitable organization is available on request;
  2. The name of the charitable organization and the address and telephone number where requests for a copy of the financial statement should be directed; and
  3. A statement that, for the cost of copies and postage, documents and information submitted under this title are available from the Secretary of State.

The disclosure statement must be displayed conspicuously on a charitable solicitation and on a receipt for a charitable contribution.

MICHIGAN
No disclosure statement required. However, the state Attorney General's office strongly encourages inclusion of the organization's Michigan registration number in all solicitations written as: “MICS No._____.”

MINNESOTA
The following information must be clearly disclosed in any written charitable solicitation:

  1. the name and location by city and state of each charitable organization on behalf of which the solicitation is made;
  2. the tax deductibility of the contribution; and
  3. a description of the charitable program for which the solicitation campaign is being carried out; and, if different, a description of the programs and activities of the organization on whose behalf the solicitation campaign is being carried out.

MISSISSIPPI
The following statement must be reproduced verbatim on written solicitations, confirmations, receipts and reminders of oral solicitations:
"The official registration and financial information of [legal registered name of charity] may be obtained from the Mississippi Secretary of State's office by calling 1-888-236-6167. Registration by the Secretary of State does not imply endorsement by the Secretary of State."

NEW JERSEY
The following disclosure must be "conspicuously printed" on any printed solicitation, written confirmation receipt or written reminder of a contribution from an organization, independent paid fund raiser or solicitor:  “INFORMATION FILED WITH THE ATTORNEY GENERAL CONCERNING THIS CHARITABLE SOLICITATION AND THE PERCENTAGE OF CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED BY THE CHARITY DURING THE LAST REPORTING PERIOD THAT WERE DEDICATED TO THE CHARITABLE PURPOSE MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY BY CALLING (973) 504-6215 AND IS AVAILABLE ON THE INTERNET AT www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/ocp.htm#charity. REGISTRATION WITH THE ATTORNEY GENERAL DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT.”

NEW YORK
Any solicitation, by any means, including oral and written solicitations, by or on behalf of a registered charitable organization, must include:

  1. A statement that “Upon request, a copy of the latest annual report can be obtained from the organization or from the Office of the Attorney General by writing to the Charities Bureau at 120 Broadway, New York, NY 10271.”
  2. A clear description of the programs and activities for which it has requested contributions or must include therein a statement that, upon request, a person may obtain from the organization such a description.
  3. If any charitable organization makes contributions to another organization which is not its affiliate, the solicitation must include a statement that such contributions have been made and that a list of all organizations which have received contributions during the past twelve months from the soliciting organization may be obtained from that organization provided, however, a united way, federated fund or incorporated community appeal, by or through which a donation is merely transferred to a charity selected by the donor, need not include such donor selected organizations in the list. The term “affiliate” includes any chapter, branch, auxiliary, or other subordinate unit of any registered charitable organization, howsoever designated, whose policies, fund raising activities, and expenditures are supervised or controlled by such parent organization.

The disclosure must be placed conspicuously in the materials with print no smaller than 10 point bold face type or, alternatively, no smaller than the size print used for the most number of words in the solicitation.

NORTH CAROLINA
A charitable organization or sponsor soliciting in this State must include all of the following disclosures at the point of solicitation:

  1. The name of the charitable organization and state of the principal place of business of the charitable organization or sponsor.
  2. A description of the purpose for which the solicitation is being made.
  3. Upon request, the name and either the address or telephone number of a representative to whom inquiries could be addressed.
  4. Upon request, the amount of the contribution which may be deducted as a charitable contribution under federal income tax laws.
  5. Upon request, the source from which a written financial statement may be obtained. The financial statement must be for the immediate past fiscal year. The written financial statement must be provided within 14 days after the request and must state the purpose for which funds are raised, the total amount of all contributions raised, the total costs and expenses incurred in raising contributions, the total amount of contributions dedicated to the stated purpose or disbursed for the stated purpose, and whether the services of another person or organization have been contracted to conduct solicitation activities.

Every charitable organization or sponsor that is required to obtain a license to solicit contributions must conspicuously display in type of a minimum size nine points, the following statement on every printed solicitation, written confirmation, receipt, or reminder of a contribution: "Financial information about this organization and a copy of its license are available from the State Solicitation Licensing Branch at 1-888-830-4989. The license is not an endorsement by the State." The statement must be made conspicuous by use of one or more of the following: underlining, a border, or bold type. When the solicitation consists of more than one piece, the statement must be displayed prominently in the solicitation materials, but not necessarily on every page.

OHIO
Every charitable organization that directly solicits contributions in this state must make the following disclosures at the point of solicitation:

  1. The name of the charitable organization and the city of the principal place of business of the charitable organization;
  2. If the charitable organization has not received a determination letter from the internal revenue service that is currently in effect, stating that the organization is exempt from federal income taxation under section 501(a) and described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, the particular charitable purpose or purposes to be advanced with the funds raised.

OREGON
Every charitable organization that solicits in Oregon, and uses an Oregon address, including a return address, but does not maintain and staff an office at that address must disclose in writing immediately proximate to the address located in the state both (1) the address of the charitable organization’s actual headquarters and (2) the fact that the address is that of a mail drop box or located in a mail-handling facility. The following language may be used:

“The headquarters of this organization is located at (insert the address of the non-Oregon headquarters). The Oregon address is that of a (insert either “mail drop box” or “mail-handling facility”) located in the state.”

PENNSYLVANIA
If any solicitation campaign is conducted orally, whether by telephone or otherwise, any written confirmation, receipt, and reminder sent to any person who has orally contributed or has pledged to contribute must state:

  1. The legal name of the charitable organization as registered with the state; and
  2. A description of how the contributions raised by the solicitation will be utilized for a charitable purpose.

The following must also be reproduced verbatim and "conspicuously printed" in any solicitation materials, including any written confirmation, receipt, and reminder sent to any person who has orally contributed or has pledged to contribute:  “The official registration and financial information of [name of charity] may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free, within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.”

RHODE ISLAND
Any written solicitation used by or on behalf of any charitable organization must provide a description of the programs and activities for which it has expended or will expend contributions it receives from the solicitation or must include therein a statement that, upon written request to a specified person at the charitable organization, a person may obtain from the charitable organization a description. In addition, any written solicitation must state in clear and unambiguous language whether or not contributions are deductible for federal income tax purposes in accordance with applicable law. These requirements must be satisfied by written notice to the donor or prospective donor. This written notice requirement will be deemed satisfied if made once during the solicitation process, including at the time of confirmation of receipt of any contribution.

If any charitable organization solicits contributions for another organization, or states in a solicitation that it has made contributions to another organization, and that other organization is not its “affiliate” as defined in § 5-53.1-4 of the Rhode Island Solicitation by Charitable Organizations Act (SCOA), the written solicitation must include a statement that the contributions have been made, if applicable, and that a list of all organizations which have received contributions from the soliciting organization during the most recently completed fiscal year of the charitable organization for which information is required to be filed in accordance with § 5-53.1-2 of the SCOA may be obtained from that organization. A United Way, federated fund or incorporated community appeal, by or through which a donation is merely transferred to another organization selected by the donor, does not need to include the donor selected transferee organizations in the list. These requirements must be satisfied by a written notice to the donor or prospective donor. This written notice requirement will be deemed satisfied if made once during the solicitation process, including at the time of confirmation of receipt of any contribution.

VIRGINIA
Although required by law only of Professional Solicitors, the Office of Consumer Affairs is requesting all nonprofits to include a disclosure stating that financial statements for the last fiscal year are available from the State Office of Consumer Affairs, P.O. Box 1163, Richmond, VA 23218.

WASHINGTON
A charitable organization that directly solicits contributions from the public in this state must make the following clear and conspicuous disclosures at the point of solicitation:

  1. The name of the individual making the solicitation;
  2. The identity of the charitable organization and the city of the principal place of business of the charitable organization; and
  3. If requested by the solicitee, the published number in the office of the Secretary of State for the donor to obtain additional financial disclosure information, 1-800-332-4483.

If the organization solicits charitable contributions by telephone, the above disclosures must be made in the course of the solicitation, but prior to asking for a commitment for a contribution from the solicitee, and in writing to any solicitee that makes a pledge within five working days of making the pledge. If the person or organization sends any materials to the person or organization solicited before the receipt of any contribution, those materials must include the disclosures.

In the case of a solicitation by advertisement or mass distribution, including posters, leaflets, automatic dialing machines, publication, and audio or video broadcasts, it must be clearly and conspicuously disclosed in the body of the solicitation material that:

  1. The solicitation is conducted by a named commercial fund raiser, if it is;
  2. The notice of solicitation required by the charitable solicitation act is on file with the Secretary of State's office; and
  3. The potential donor can obtain additional financial disclosure information at a published number in the office of the secretary.

WEST VIRGINIA
All registered charitable organizations are required to disclose in writing:

  1. The name of a representative of the charitable organization to whom inquiries can be made;
  2. the name of the charitable organization;
  3. the purpose of the solicitation;
  4. upon request of the person solicited, the estimated percentage of the money collected which will be applied to the cost of solicitation and administration or how much of the money collected will be applied directly for the charitable purpose; and
  5. the number of the raffle, bingo or other such state permit used for fund raising.*

The following printed statement is also required: “West Virginia residents may obtain a summary of the registration and financial documents from the Secretary of State, State Capitol, Charleston, WV 25305. Registration does not imply endorsement.”

The statute states that when the solicitation consists of more than one piece, “the statement must be displayed on a prominent part of the solicitation materials.”

WISCONSIN
If an unpaid solicitor solicits a contribution for a charitable organization that is required to be registered, the unpaid solicitor must make the following disclosures prior to accepting a contribution:

  1. The name and location of the charitable organization;
  2. That a financial statement of the charitable organization disclosing assets, liabilities, fund balances, revenue and expenses for the preceding fiscal year will be provided to the person upon request; and
  3. A clear description of the primary charitable purpose for which the solicitation is made.

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