September 13, 2013: Registrations for charities soliciting donations in Arizona are NO LONGER FILED with the Secretary of State’s Office. See Laws 2012, Chapter 234, Relating to Solicitation of Funds For Charitable Purposes (HB 2457).
Any filing submitted after September 13, 2013, will be returned.
* Previously A.R.S. Title 44, Chapter 19, Solicitation of Funds for Charitable Purposes
" It is unlawful for a person to solicit money or other support in the name of American veterans unless the veterans' organization for which the person is soliciting money or other support files a registration statement with the secretary of state in a format prescribed by the secretary of state."
Call for form.
A contracted fundraiser shall register with the secretary of state before engaging in a solicitation on behalf of a charitable organization, even if the charitable organization is exempt pursuant to A.R.S. § 44-6553 from the registration requirements prescribed in A.R.S. § 44-6552.
"Contracted fund raiser" means a person who for profit either solicits directly or employs, procures or engages another person to solicit for a charitable organization. A contracted fund raiser does not include a lawyer, investment counselor or banker who advises a person to make a charitable contribution, a bona fide salaried officer, employee or volunteer of a charitable organization or a person the contracted fund raiser employs, procures or engages to solicit." A.R.S. § 44-6551(2)