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Webinar: State Fundraising Registration and Reporting in the Era of Online Fundraising

Online donation pages, email newsletters, virtual events, and social media channels provide opportunities to reach new donors to fuel your organization's mission. But along with wider support, online fundraising brings increased fundraising registration and reporting requirements. It also brings greater scrutiny by prospective donors, grantmakers, and sponsors. Today, potential supporters have many giving opportunities, and trust matters. Demonstrating your accountability, transparency, and commitment to fundraising compliance as a best practice can help solidify your status as a well-run organization with a mission worthy of support. Join us to learn best practices and insightful strategies to chart your course to fundraising compliance.

Learning Objectives

You will learn: 

- Which traditional and online fundraising activities trigger state fundraising registration obligations. 
- Details of state registration obligations for charitable gaming, cause marketing campaigns, and fundraising professionals.
- How to determine where you must register and report.
- What ongoing resources you’ll need in order to register, renew, and report in multiple states.
- How to develop compliance messaging that builds public trust while meeting the various state requirements.

About the Speaker

Sharon Cody, J.D.
Nonprofit Partnership Manager, Harbor Compliance and Labyrinth Inc.

Ms. Cody is the nonprofit partnership manager at Labyrinth, Inc. and Harbor Compliance, a leading provider of compliance solutions. She has more than 30 years of experience as an attorney, charitable fundraiser, foundation executive, donor, and nonprofit board member. She writes and speaks frequently on compliance best practices for tax-exempt organizations. Sharon formerly led the philanthropic fundraising team of WITF public media, served as the executive director at a children’s health foundation, and spent 11 years in private law practice. She received her bachelor's degree from Rutgers University and her Juris Doctor from Penn State Dickinson School of Law.