Posted on February 24, 2023
What to Look for in a Fundraising Registration Company
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Every state has different requirements when it comes to fundraising registration. That’s why a charitable organization that wants to start the process of fundraising across several states may quickly find themselves overwhelmed by the complexities of managing multiple, individual, state-specific submissions, fees, and deadlines as well as the various mandated reports, financial statements, and signature requirements.
Unfortunately, most nonprofits don’t have the resources or support staff to effectively manage this very important legal function in-house. Partnering with a fundraising registration company is the best way to ensure full and ongoing compliance is achieved while avoiding any unnecessary late fees.
However, it’s important to do a little bit of research to make sure that you’re signing up with someone who can do the job effectively and has your best interests in mind. Here are just a few things to consider when seeking out a fundraising registration company.
Fundraising is not a new concept, but the complex and ever-changing laws that govern it make fundraising registration something that’s best navigated with expert support. When choosing who to work with it’s important to consider real-life experience working with nonprofits of all different sizes, types, and locations.
At Affinity Fundraising Registration, our leadership team carries more than 30 years of experience in nonprofit management, fundraising, and registration services. We understand the laws and regulations and are proud to offer charitable organizations accurate and timely guidance throughout the state filing process so they can file in compliance and fundraise with confidence.
Trust is key in any successful partnership and there’s no better way to foster trust than to engage in open, honest communication. That’s why, when searching for someone to help you with your fundraising registration efforts, you should make sure to ask questions about how they share information and how often. It’s also helpful to check customer testimonials. If several people have commented on a lack of service or were blindsided by hidden fees, then you probably won’t want to trust them with your organization.
Fundraising registration support may seem like a niche service, but there are many companies out there and just about all of them claim to be the best. However, in a competitive market, reputation is everything. Before signing up to work with someone, make sure you do your homework. Visit their website, check out their reviews, and speak to actual people who have worked with them, if possible.
At Affinity Fundraising Registration, our hard work, expertise, and dedication to our customers have allowed us the privilege to be able to help thousands of nonprofits over the years – and our reputation speaks for itself. Check some of these real testimonials from actual Affinity customers.
No two nonprofit organizations are exactly alike. Some have hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue while others might bring in less than $100,000 annually. Some nonprofits operate within a specific local region while others focus their efforts online, nationwide or even internationally. Because of the variety and variability between nonprofits, it’s easy to see why there is no single fundraising registration solution that will work for everyone.
That’s why, if you’re looking for a fundraising registration company, you should take the time to find someone who can work with you and whose services will align with your needs. This is especially important if you’re going to be fundraising in multiple states since each state has different requirements and there is no such thing as a universal nationwide registration form. At Affinity Fundraising Registration, we offer multiple levels of registration compliance services. From an online portal that will allow you to complete the registration process yourself, to a full-support service that takes the entire burden of filing, renewing, annual reporting, and more, off of your plate.
Fundraise with Confidence with Affinity Fundraising Registration
At Affinity Fundraising Registration, it is our mission and desire to help charitable organizations handle the difficult and often overwhelming task of fundraising registration without having to pay the high fees of a lawyer. We’ve developed a proven process for helping nonprofits achieve and maintain fundraising compliance using a combination of technology, transparent communication, and expertise gained through years of working with organizations of all types and sizes.
If you’re looking for someone who can help you make sense of ever-changing regulations and state-specific rules, as well as filing fees and developing a plan to use your time efficiently along the way, fill out our free estimate request. We would be happy to set up a time to discuss your unique situation, answer any questions you may have, and give you the information you need to decide if Affinity is the right fundraising registration partner for you!