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Alabama Surety Bonds for Professional Fundraisers

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Professional fundraisers must obtain a surety bond to comply with Alabama registration requirements.

The State of Alabama Office of the Attorney General, Consumer Protection Section is responsible for registration of professional fundraiser 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. The following is required for registration:
1. Completion of the Professional Fundraiser Registration Statement with an original notarized signature and payment of the registration fee.
2. Within 90 days of terminating a contract, submit a closing statement with the Attorney General Office disclosing gross receipts and all expenditures incurred during the contract period.
3. Obtain a $10,000 surety bond and submit the original with the registration statement.
4. Registration and bonds renew annually September 30th of each year.

What Does this Bond Cost?

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