Utah 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.


(11) (a) Professional fund raiser, except as provided in Subsection (11)(b), means any person who:?
(i) for compensation or any other consideration solicits contributions for charitable purposes, or plans or manages the solicitation of contributions for or on behalf of any charitable organization or any other person;?
(ii) engages in, or who holds himself out to persons in this state as being independently engaged in, the business of soliciting contributions for a charitable organization;?
(iii) manages, supervises, or trains any solicitor whether as an employee or otherwise; or?
(iv) uses a vending device or vending device decal for financial or other consideration that implies a solicitation of contributions or donations for any charitable organization or charitable purposes.
? (b) "Professional fund raiser" does not include a bona fide officer, director, volunteer, or full-time employee of a charitable organization.
(12) (a) "Professional fund raising counsel or consultant" or other comparable designation or title means a person who:
? (i) for compensation plans, manages, advises, counsels, consults, or prepares material for, or with respect to, the solicitation in this state of contributions for a charitable organization, whether or not at any time the person has custody of contributions from a solicitation;
? (ii) does not solicit contributions; and?
(iii) does not employ, procure, or engage any compensated person to solicit or receive contributions.?
(b) "Professional fund raising counsel or consultant" does not include an attorney, investment counselor, or banker who in the conduct of that person's profession advises a client when actually engaged in the giving of legal, investment, or financial advice.

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