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Office of the Indiana Attorney General

Charitable organizations are not required to register with the Indiana Attorney General’s Office.  Professional Fundraisers are required to register with the office under the Professional Fundraiser Consultant and Solicitor Registration Act, Indiana Code chapter 23-7-8.

A charitable organization that solicits donations on its own behalf is not required to register.  The same is true for an officer, bona fide employee, or volunteer of a charitable organization soliciting donations for that charitable organization.  A bona fide employee is a person who is a regular, non-temporary employee of a charitable organization under the direct and exclusive control of the organization.  The term does not include a person that: (1) solicits contributions for a charitable organization under the direction, supervision, instruction, or employ of a professional solicitor, (2) is engaged or employed as a professional solicitor by any other person, or (3) solicits contributions for more than one charitable organization.

Further Information

For further information about the topics discussed on this page, see:

The Indiana Attorney General's "Charitable Giving and Charities:  What to Know Before You Donate"

Indiana Code chapter 23-7-8 (Indiana's Professional Fundraiser Consultant and Solicitor Registration Act)