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Charitable Organization Initial Registration Instructions

Who Should File:

A charitable organization must file a registration statement if any of the following are true:

When to File:

An organization must register before it solicits contributions if its services are not performed wholly by volunteers and/or it employs a professional fund-raiser.

An organization must register within 30 days after its total contributions exceed $25,000 (exclusive of the direct cost of prizes given to the public in connection with lawful gambling conducted in compliance with Minn. Stat. ch. 349).

What to File:

Things to Remember:

Questions Call the Charities Division at (651) 296-9412 or (651) 296-1410 (TTY).

Office of Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson
445 Minnesota Street, Suite 1200
St. Paul, MN 55101