Professional Solicitor or Fund-raising Councel

Professional Solicitor or Fund-raising Counsel

  Charities/Professional Solicitor and Counsel Annual Fee Increase

 

CHARITY REGISTRATION AND PROFESSIONAL SOLICITATION & FUND-RAISING COUNSEL FEE INCREASES
The Secretary of State and Attorney General - Charitable Enforcement and Protection of Charitable Assets bill was passed during the 2014 General Assembly Session and signed into law thereafter. Effective October 1, 2014, the Annual Charity Registration Fee for non-profits receiving more than $500,000 in charitable contributions will increase from $200.00 to $300.00. Professional Solicitor fees will increase from $300.00 to $350.00; Fund-Raising Counsel fees will increase from $200.00 to $250.00.  

 

Under the Maryland Solicitations Act, entities that assist a charitable organization in fundraising efforts for compensation are also generally required to register annually with the Charitable Organizations Division. Maryland law defines and provides different registration requirements depending upon the nature of the services provided by the entity.