Maryland Fundraising Consultant and Solicitor State Registration Definitions

Every State Names and Defines Fundraising Professionals Differently

Fundraising Consultant is similar to Fundraising Counsel, but there may be different definitions from one state to the next. A Fundraiser is often the same as a Professional Solicitor, but not always.


(h) (1) "Fund-raising counsel" means a person who, for pay:
(i) advises a charitable organization about a charitable solicitation in Maryland or holds, plans, or manages a charitable solicitation in Maryland; but
(ii) does not directly solicit or receive charitable contributions from the public
(2) Fund-raising counsel does not include:
(i) and attorney because of getting legal advice;
(ii) an attorney, investment counselor, or banker because of advising a client or customer to contribute to a charitable organization;
(iii) a salaried officer or employee of a charitable organization that keeps a permanent office in the State; or
(iv) a person who prepares a grant proposal for submission to a specific charitable organization, corporation, or foundation.

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