Registration Basics for Professional Fundraisers

  • All professional fundraisers must register Get the free Adobe Reader with the Missouri Attorney General before they solicit charitable donations in Missouri for any charitable organization.
  • All professional fundraisers must file an update or amendment any time a contract or agreement between the professional fundraiser and the charitable organization is amended.
  • Registration is effective for a one year period from the date of issuance. All professional fundraisers must file a renewal application Download the free Adobe Reader before the end of that one year period.
  • A $50 fee must accompany all initial registrations and all renewal statements. Amendments and updates are $25.

FAQs about Professional Fundraisers

Who is considered a professional fundraiser?
I am a development director or head of fundraising for a nonprofit in Missouri, do I need to register?
One or more nonprofits pay me to write grants for them, do I need to register?
I am a compensated consultant or fundraising counsel, do I need to register?
What is considered solicitation of funds?
What is not considered solicitation of funds for registration purposes?
When is my registration statement due?
Is there a fee to register as a professional fundraiser?
When must I renew my professional fundraiser registration?
How do I register as a professional fundraiser?
What information is required when I register?
Can I file the Unified Registration Statement (URS)?
When do I need to amend or update my professional fundraiser registration?
If my organization is registered in Missouri, do I need to register in any other state?
What happens if I fail to register?
Can I register online?
What is an appropriate percentage for a professional fundraiser to keep?

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