If you’re passionate about helping others and have an idea to serve your community, starting a nonprofit is a great way to turn your vision into a reality. There are many different types of nonprofits – religious, educational, human service oriented, animal welfare, and more.
Charitable solicitation registration is not optional. It’s the law. Charitable solicitation is regulated on the state level and the requirements vary by state. Forty-one states require charitable solicitation registration before soliciting donations, regardless of whether funds are actually received.
Nonprofits are held to a high standard of government regulation and public scrutiny. This is for good reason, as 501(c) nonprofits are exempt from federal corporate taxes and have access to public funding.