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Wisconsin New Charity Registration Guidelines

Wisconsin recently passed new charity registration guidelines. Way to Go Wisconsin!  Wisconsin enacted changes to its charitable registration laws effective February 29, 2016.  It is good news for small and large nonprofits alike! Key changes include an increase in the exemption threshold from $5,000 to $25,000 in revenue per fiscal year for smaller organizations that

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MN Updates Charity Registration Process

Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson recently announced two updates improving the charity registration process. Registration and reporting document can be submitted as PDF files by email and the related fees paid online. All charity registration documents we used to submit by US mail can now be sent as PDF files to http://charity.registration@ag.state.mn.us. The fee for Minnesota

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Colorado SoS Calls for Input on Charitable Solicitation Act

Colorado Wants to Hear From You! Colorado Secretary of State (SoS) Wayne Williams is seeking input on the CO Charitable Solicitation Act rules.  In my opinion CO already has one of the most user friendly online charity registration sites, but it is great that the Secretary is asking for your input on section 24-4-103. (2.5) C.R.S. Some

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Charity Registration Single Portal Initiative

Its back!  The much-hoped for, but difficult to achieve, initiative to develop on online system that allows nonprofits and professional fundraisers to comply with all states registration and annual filing requirements through a single portal has resurfaced.

Last month the National Association of State Charities Officials (NASCO) and the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG), in cooperation with The Multistate Registration and Filing Portal, Inc. (a Delaware nonprofit corporation), posted a Request for Information to invite input and proposals for development of this “one-stop” portal.  See mrfpinc.org.

The goal is to create a portal that will maximize efficiency, data transparency, and information sharing by enabling compliance with registration requirement for all participating states without duplication of data entry. It will also make the collected data available to the public in a searchable and interactive format.  State filing fees will be collected and disbursed to states through the Single Portal.

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