Web Disclosure Statements for Charities

Charities often know that states require disclosure statements to accompany written solicitation and most charities include these disclosure statements along with their direct mail pieces. However, what is less understood is that many state regulators also want the state disclosure language to be pasted on a visible webpage on the organization’s website. This is not easy for organizations to do as they need to both keep up with the state statutes that determine the required disclosure wording and also need to come up with the HTML code to post on their website that satisfies these state disclosure requirements. To simplify this process for nonprofits and charities, below we have posted the required state disclosure verbiage so that a charity can just take the HTML code in the file and paste it on a new page on their website.  Then you can just link to the page in your sitemap or another page and just like that you have essentially satisfied the state disclosure requirement for your website.

 

<h2>State Nonprofit Disclosures</h2>

<p>Certain states require written disclosures for nonprofit organizations soliciting contributions. Individual state disclosures are below.</p>

<p><strong>Florida</strong>:  A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE, WITHIN THE STATE, 1-800-435-7352 (800-HELP-FLA), OR VISITING www.FloridaConsumerHelp.com. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.</p>

<p><strong>Georgia:</strong> A full and fair description of our programs and our financial statement summary is available upon request at our office and phone number indicated above.</p>

<p><strong>Maryland:</strong>:For the cost of copies and postage, from the Office of the Secretary of State, State House, Annapolis, MD 21401.</p>

<p><strong>Mississippi:</strong> The official registration and financial information of the organization may be obtained from the Mississippi Secretary of State’s office by calling 1-888-236-6167.   Registration by the Secretary of State does not imply endorsement.</p>

<p><strong>Nevada:</strong> Contributions may be tax deductible pursuant to the provisions of sec. 170(c) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, 26 U.S.C. §170(c).</p>

<p><strong>New Jersey:</strong>: INFORMATION FILED WITH THE ATTORNEY GENERAL CONCERNING THIS CHARITABLE SOLICITATION AND THE PERCENTAGE OF CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED BY THE CHARITY DURING THE LAST REPORTING PERIOD THAT WERE DEDICATED TO THE CHARITABLE PURPOSE MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY BY CALLING (973) 504-6215 AND IS AVAILABLE ON THE INTERNET AT <a href=”http://www.state.nj.us/lps/ca/charfrm.htm” target=”_blank”>www.state.nj.us/lps/ca/charfrm.htm</a>.  REGISTRATION WITH THE ATTORNEY GENERAL DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT.</p>

<p><strong>New York: </strong> <strong>Upon request, from the Attorney General Charities Bureau, 120 Broadway, New York, NY 10271.</strong></p>

<p><strong>North Carolina: </strong><u>Financial information about this organization and a copy of its license are available from the State Solicitation Licensing Branch at 1-919-814-5400.  The license is not an endorsement by the state.</u></p>

<p><strong>Pennsylvania: </strong>The official registration and financial information of the organization may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free, within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999.</p>

<p><strong>Virginia: </strong>From the State Office of Consumer Affairs in the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Affairs, P.O. Box 1163, Richmond, VA 23218.</p>

<p><strong>Washington: </strong>From the Secretary of State at 1-800-332-4483 or <a href=”http://www.sos.wa.gov/charities” target=”_blank”>http://www.sos.wa.gov/charities/</a></p>

<p><strong>West Virginia: </strong>West Virginia residents may obtain a summary of the registration and financial documents from the Secretary of State, State Capitol, Charleston, WV 25305.</p>

<p><strong>Wisconsin: </strong>A financial statement of the charitable organization disclosing assets, liabilities, fund balances, revenue and expenses for the preceding fiscal year will be provided to any person upon request.</p>

<p><strong>REGISTRATION WITH A STATE AGENCY DOES NOT CONSTITUTE OR IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL OR RECOMMENDATION BY THAT STATE.</strong></p>

<p>More information about <a href=”http://www.labyrinthinc.com/resources/nonprofit-regulations/fundraising-disclosure-statements/”>nonprofit fundraiser disclosures</a> and <a href=”http://www.labyrinthinc.com/resources/annual-charitable-state-registrations/charity-solicitation-registration-white-paper/”>annual charity registrations</a>.</p>