The Catholic University of America

Summary of Federal Laws

Miscellaneous Laws Affecting Universities

State Laws Regulating Charitable Solicitations

Compliance Partners

Director of Planned Giving

Related Policies

Gift Planning

A helpful web page on this topic is The Unified Registration Statement web page. The Unified Registration Statement is an effort to consolidate data requirements of all states that require registration of nonprofit organizations seeking charitable solicitations within their jurisdictions. 35 states and the District of Columbia now accept this uniform statement. The only states that require charitable organizations to register and do not accept the URS are Alaska, Arizona, Utah and Florida. The form can be downloaded from this web page.


Note that in DC, a charitable solicitation license would be an add on to the Basic Business License, but educational institutions are covered by the Education License and thus do not need a Basic Business License for general operations. CUA is exempt from licensure by the Education Licensure Commission since it was Federally chartered.

NACUANOTES Vol. 11, No. 15 - Registration Roundup: A Summary of State Requirements for Charitable Organizations (August 14, 2013)

updated 8/29/13 CCR