Disclosures

Florida

Every charitable organization or sponsor which is required to register under s. 496.405, F.S., or is exempt under s. 496.406(1)(d) shall conspicuously display the following statement on every solicitation, confirmation, receipt, or reminder of a contribution: “A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE 1-800-HELP-FLA OR ONLINE AT www.FloridaConsumerHelp.com, REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE." REGISTRATION #: CH37486.

Georgia

§ 43-17-8. Disclosures required

(a) Every charitable organization, paid solicitor, or solicitor agent required to be registered under this Code section, at the time of any solicitation that occurs in or from this state, shall include the following disclosures:

(1) The name and location of the paid solicitor and solicitor agent, if any;

(2) The name and location of the charitable organization for which the solicitation is being made;

(3) That the following information will be sent upon request:

(A) A full and fair description of the charitable program for which the solicitation campaign is being carried out and, if different, a full and fair description of the programs and activities of the charitable organization on whose behalf the solicitation is being carried out; and

(B) A financial statement or summary which shall be consistent with the financial statement required to be filed with the Secretary of State pursuant to Code Section 43-17-5

Illinois

Illinois does not post any disclosure requirements.

New Jersey

New Jersey does not post any disclosure requirements.

New York

New York does not post any disclosure requirements.

Virginia

2VAC5-610-35. Disclosures Required of Charitable or Civic Organizations.

A. Primary name. The charitable or civic organization shall include in all solicitations the primary name under which it is registered with the commissioner.

B. Use of another charitable or civic organization's name in an appeal by a charitable or civic organization. Pursuant to subsection C of § 57-57 of the Code of Virginia, if the charitable or civic organization uses the name of another charitable or civic organization in its own solicitation, it shall submit a consent to solicit form, prescribed by the commissioner, for each charitable or civic organization named in its own solicitation.

C. Preprinted return addresses. Pursuant to subsection L of § 57-57 of the Code of Virginia, the preprinted address on any return envelope, prepared under the direction of the charitable or civic organization and provided to a potential donor, that is not addressed to the charitable or civic organization's own primary address, shall include the name of the business located at the address on the return envelope in the following format:

ABC Charity
c/o XYZ Company
111 Main Street (#)
City, ST Zip Code

The name on line two may be the name of the professional fund-raising counsel or solicitor, a third party caging company or bank, a commercial mail-receiving agency, or other receiver, but, in any case, must be the name of the company that actually resides at the preprinted address on the return envelope.

This requirement does not apply to mail addressed to a United States Post Office box rented from the U.S. Postal Service. Statutory Authority § 57-66 of the Code of Virginia.

West Virginia

Required Disclosure Statement

West Virginia Code §29-19-8 sets specific disclosure requirements for solicitors to help protect potential donors. Each solicitation must include a clear description of programs for which funds are requested. All printed solicitation material must include the following statement: "West Virginia residents may obtain a summary of the registration and financial documents from the Secretary of State, State Capitol, Charleston, West Virginia 25305. Registration does not imply endorsement." The disclosure statement must be conspicuously displayed on any written or printed solicitation. Where the solicitation consists of more than one piece, the disclosure statement must be displayed on a prominent part of the solicitation materials