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Initial Registration

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Form:

Charity Registration Form (and also Form PC if filing after the initial fiscal year end date of the charity).

Filing Method:

Mail or email.

Agency Fee:

Initial registration fee of $100 plus:

$50 Schedule A-2 fee for establishments registering before their initial fiscal year finish day, or$35-$2,000 (relying on gross support and revenue) for organizations registering in succeeding fiscal years
Turnaround:

4-6 months

Notes:As of September 2014, the Short Form COMPUTER is no much longer being accepted as a registration record.The President and an additional officer or trustee should authorize. Signatures need not be notarized.Some Massachusetts counties and also municipalities might need charities that solicit in-perboy to register before fundincreasing.
Before you Apply:

Domestic Applicants:

Check the obtainable exemptions to watch if your charity is eligible for exemption from the complete registration necessity.Look through the list of compelled attachments and make sure that you have actually each compelled record in hand also before starting the registration application.

Foreign Applicants:

Check the obtainable exemptions to see if your charity is eligible for exemption from the full registration requirement.Look through the list of compelled attachments and make certain that you have actually each forced record in hand before beginning the registration application.If you will certainly foreign qualify in Massachusetts, acquire a certificate of excellent standing from your house state to submit during the foreign qualification procedure. The certificate cannot be even more than 60 days old once filing international qualification papers.
How to Apply:

Domestic Applicants:

Submit a Charity Registration Form, Form COMPUTER (if applicable), and also all required attachments to the Massachusetts Attorney General - Non-Profit Organizations/Public Charities Division.

Foregime Applicants:

Registration Renewal

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Form:

Form PC. Even exempt establishments have to file.

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$35-$2,000, relying on gross assistance and also revenue.

Due:

Due yearly by 4.5 months after the cshed of your nonprofit"s fiscal year. So if your fiscal calendar ends December 31, then the regeneration is due May 15.

Due Date Extension:

Due dates deserve to be extended for 6 months beyond the original due day by emailing charitiesextensions
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Notes:Attach a copy of your IRS Form 990Charities increasing $200K+ have to submit a financial statement
Required Attachments:

Contract Filing

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Form:

Form 10B: Addendum to Registration Statement to be Filed by Commercial Co-venturers

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$0

Due:

Within 10 days of signing and also prior to the start of any new co-venturing activity.

Notes:

Eexceptionally contract or agreement in between a professional solicitor or a commercial co-venturer and a charitable organization need to include:

Change of Fiscal Year

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Form:

Form PC

Notes:

Send a cover letter explaining the readjust in fiscal year together with the Form COMPUTER and a copy of the amended Articles of Incorporation.

Cancellation

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Agency Fee:

$0

Notes:

To cshed out your registration, submit a letter indicating the desire to withdraw and include the day Massachusetts solicitations will certainly end. If soliciting took place in a partial fiscal year, submit a rejuvenation for that year.

Commercial co-venturer implies any type of perchild that for profit or various other commercial consideration, conducts, produces, promotes, underwrites, arranges or sponsors a performance, occasion, or sale to the public of an excellent or service which is advertised in conjunction with the name of any kind of charitable organization or as benefiting to any type of extent any type of charitable objective. Any such perboy that will benefit in good will only shall not be considered a commercial co-venturer if the collection and also distribution of the proceeds of the performance, event or sale are managed and also managed by the benefiting charitable organization.


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Law:

11 MGL Ch. 68 § 24

Bond Requirements:

$25,000

Initial Registration

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Form:

Form 10: Registration Statement to be filed by Commercial Co-Venturers

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$200

Bond Amount:

$25,000

Registration Renewal

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Form:

Form 10: Registration Statement to be filed by Commercial Co-Venturers (Renewal)

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$200

Due:

Annually by December 31.

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Bond Amount:

$25,000

Contract Filing

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Form:

Form 10B: Addendum to Registration Statement to be Filed by Commercial Co-venturers

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$0

Due:

Within 10 days of signing and also before the start of any brand-new co-venturing task.

Notes:

Every contract or agreement between a skilled solicitor or a commercial co-venturer and a charitable company need to include:

A statement of the charitable purposes to be explained in the solicitation; andA statement of the guaranteed minimum portion of the gross receipts from fund-raising which will certainly be made use of exclusively for the charitable objectives explained in the solicitation.
How to Apply:

The charity have to be registered to solicit charitable contributions or otherwise exempt for the contract to be embraced.

Contract Amendment

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Agency Fee:

$0

Due:

An amendment filing must be made prior to the expiration day of a project in order to extend the project.

Notes:

To report an expansion of a campaign or an additional change to a campaign agreement, submit a cover letter describing the adjust and also incorporate a copy of the amfinished agreement.

Financial Reporting

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Form:

Form 11B: Commercial Co-Venturer’s Annual Financial Report

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$0

Due:

Annually by February 28 of the year complying with the reporting year.

Original Ink:Required
Notarize:Required
Notes:

Annual financial reports must be filed for eexceptionally campaign the co-venturer engeras in.

Professional fund-elevating counsel indicates any type of person that is maintained for a financial or various other consideration by a charitable company to arrangement, conduct, manage, carry on, advise or act as a consultant whether directly or instraight in connection via the solicitation of contributions in this commonwealth for or on befifty percent of any kind of charitable organization however who actually solicits no contributions and has actually neither custody nor manage of contributions as part of such solutions. A bona fide salaried officer or regular, nontemporary employee of a charitable company maintaining a irreversible facility within the commonwealth shall not be reputed to be a expert fund-elevating counsel.

An individual or organization kept by a charity to advise the charity on conducting of fundraising projects is considered a fundraising counsel. Fundelevating counsels perform not conduct solicitation themselves, nor do they ever have custody or manage of contributed funds. 

 


Initial Registration

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Form:

Form 10 (RTF): Registration Statement

Agency Fee:

$400

Registration Renewal

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Form:

Form 10 (RTF): Registration Statement (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$400

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Contract Filing

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Agency Fee:

$0

Due:

Data a copy of each additional fundelevating contract within 10 days of signing.

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Professional solicitor implies any type of perkid who is kept for a financial or various other consideration by a charitable company to solicit in this commonwide range contributions for charitable objectives straight or in the develop of payment for products or solutions, whether such solicitation is done individually or through other persons under the direction of the skilled solicitor. A perchild who otherwise is a skilled fund-elevating counsel shall be understood a skilled solicitor if at any kind of time he has actually custody or control of contributions. A bona fide salaried officer or regular, nonshort-term employee of a charitable company keeping a permanent establishment within the commonwealth shall not be deemed to be a skilled solicitor. No attorney, investment counselor or banker who advises an individual corporation or association to make a charitable contribution shall be understood, as the outcome of such advice, to be a expert fund-raising counsel or a skilled solicitor.


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Law:

11 MGL Ch. 68 § 24

Bond Requirements:

$25,000

Initial Registration

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Form:

Form 10 (RTF): Registration Statement

Instructions:

Any individual or service that is hired by a charitable organization to conduct a money elevating project on the charity"s befifty percent is taken into consideration a expert solicitor. Individuals or businesses hired by a a non-charity to conduct a fundraising campaign through a charitable appeal are additionally considered expert solicitors. If an individual or organization is working as a subcontractor for one more registered fundraiser, that individual or business should separately register with the AGO as a fundraiser. A expert solicitor must file the following:

Agency Fee:

$1,000

Initial Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required
Notes:Professional solicitors must ensure that the charities for whom they are soliciting are registered and in possession of a valid Certificate for Solicitation prior to commencing solicitations.
Before you Apply:

More names through which the registrant is recognized or conducts business

Registrant’s employee(s) or agent(s) who will be mostly responsible for conducting and supervising projects at each office listed above.Include ALL sub-contractorsSub-home builders need to be registered and also bonded through Massachusetts prior to solicitation occursReport all states in which you are registered as a expert fundraiser, fundraising counsel or commercial co-venturerReport details about all current and also previous license or permit denial, cancellation, revocation or suspension, and also any type of legal activity taken versus you in link via the solicitation of funds for charitable purposesReport details about all misdemeanor convictions for any employee or agent, consisting of misappropriation, misapplication, or misuse of money of another or felonies. Report ALL solicitation-connected employment from the last five years on an additional sheet. Include the name, resolve, and phone number of the employer, the nature of the employment, and also the length of employment 
Required Attachments:A copy of each fundincreasing contract along with Form 10A (RTF), Registration Addendum (to be filed via registration or within 10 days or signing and before the commencement of any type of solicitation)Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 68, Section 22 says that “Eexceptionally contract or agreement in between a professional fund-elevating counsel or a commercial co-venturer or a professional solicitor and a charitable company compelled to have a certificate of registration pursuant to section nineteen shall be in creating, signed by two policemans of the charitable organization, and filed with the director of the division within ten days after such contract or agreement is gotten in into. No solicitation shall be carried out before the filing of such contract or agreement.”A list including the name and also attend to of the charitable organization and the days of the present or planned campaign
Bond Amount:

$25,000

Registration Renewal

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Form:

http://www.mass.gov/ago/doing-business-in-massachusetts/public-charities-or-not-for-profits/soliciting-funds/professional-fundraiser-guide.html

Agency Fee:

$1,000

Due:

Annually by December 31.

Contract Filing

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Form:

Form 10A: Addendum to Registration Statement to be Filed by Professional Solicitors

Agency Fee:

$0

Due:

Within 10 days of signing and before the commencement of any kind of new solicitation contract.

Financial Reporting

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Form:

Form 11A: Professional Solicitor’s Annual Financial Report

Agency Fee:

$0

Due:

Annually by February 28 of the year following the reporting year.

Notarize:Required
Notes:

Annual financial reports have to be filed for eextremely charitable project the solicitor works on.

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