for Nonprofit Charitable Organizations
Affinity Resources® LLC, provides nonprofit registration,
compliance and support services for charitable organizations throughout
the United States. Our Business site is FundraisingRegistration.com
Avoid Staff Headaches
Every state defines registration requirements differently from
every other state. 40 states and the District of Columbia have
fundraising registration requirements. Other states may require
a different form of registration depending on your organization's
operations in a state. Affinity's special software enables us
to offer 50 state fundraising registration services, including
annual filings, at a fraction of the cost to do it in-house or
by using your CPA or general counsel.
Efficient and Cost-Effective
For a single annual fee Affinity Resources
provides 50 state (and DC) registration services including preparation
of all documents, initial filings, annual renewal of registrations
and annual reports. If you are not required to file in all states,
we provide service for a flat, state-by-state fee. State filing
fees and additional expenses are not included.
Every year several state change their laws regarding
solicitation by charities. We assure that all filings are up-to-date
in meeting those shifting requirements.
For additional details and information about our fees, you may
call us toll free at 877-320-2299 or visit Affinity
FREE Preliminary Consultation and Assessment
Affinity Fundraising Registration offers you a free preliminary
state-by-state review of your registration and reporting requirements
under the law.
Simply visit this link to identify your Charitable
Registration Costs. There is no obligation on your part.
Who Must File?
For the most part, any nonprofit organization that solicits charitable gifts
in any amount from residents of a state is required to register with that state.
There are some exemptions varying from state to state for membership organizations
or for those that do not meet certain income levels.
While the definition of a "charitable solicitation" differs
in many states, a charitable solicitation generally
includes any request of any kind for a charitable contribution.
An in-person or telephone or email solicitation is encompassed
in the general definition of a charitable solicitation, as well
as the distribution of a newsletter or brochure which solicits
When an organization
actively solicits residents of a given state via an Internet website, or should
the organization receive contributions from within another state on a repeated
and ongoing basis, then the organization must register with that state.
What Is Required?
At this writing there are 10 states that have no statutory
regulations in place for 501(c)(3) organizations that solicit
private donations in their borders. 3 states have their own forms
and requirements. The other states and the District of Columbia
use the 3 page Unified Registration Statement (URS) as an alternative
to state-specific forms. However, each of those states has a
different fee scale and requires a different set of supporting
documents, including state-specific forms, to be submitted together
with the URS. Required documents may include:
- A general information form.
- Financial statement.
- 990 tax returns.
- Articles of incorporation.
- Information about officers and directors.
- Notarized signatures.
- IRS 501(c)(3) determination letters.
Reporting and renewal dates vary from state to state.
Our Services Include:
- Preparation of all required registration forms for initial
and annual renewal filings in all 40 states and the District
- Delivery to you of a final package of all required registration
forms and supporting documents.
- Requisite followup with registration authorities.
- Ongoing review of registration requirements to assure that
your registration is accurate and up-to-date.
- Complete confidentiality.