The State of Alabama Office of the Attorney General, Consumer Protection Section is responsible for registration of professional fundraisers or commercial co-venturers, telemarketers, charities, professional solicitors, health studios and protection of consumer services. The Attorney General Office defines a professional fundraiser as follows “businesses that solicit contributions on behalf of charitable organizations for compensation or other consideration." The Alabama Code, 13A-0-70 1996 provides the details for registration.
Professional fund raiser's need to register to provide services and to ensure compliance of state laws including: only conducting funds solication requests that a charitable organization has given consent to and delivering of all contributions collected within 30 days or after receipt of funds or 10 days of the request from the charitable organization.
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The registration fee and annual fee for Professional Fundraisers is $100.
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