Griffin Works offers Pawsitive Interactions with Service Dogs During Response Operations©, an audience-customized training that breaks down barriers by offering hands-on handling training and demonstrations with working service dogs for fire departments, EMS agencies, and public safety organizations.

Part of the National Domestic Preparedness Consortium and home to the National Emergency Response and Recovery Training Center, TEEX has been leading homeland security training since 1998. The major TEEX programs include fire and rescue, infrastructure and safety, law enforcement, economic and workforce development, and homeland security. As a member of The Texas A&M University System, TEEX is unique in its ability to access a broad range of emerging research and technical expertise. Beginning with course design and development all the way through hands-on instruction and national certification testing, TEEX delivers comprehensive training through both classroom and hands-on instruction and as online courses.

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) was created by Congress in 2000 as part of the Children’s Health Act to raise the standard of care and increase access to services for children and families who experience or witness traumatic events. This unique network of child-serving professionals, caregivers and young adults, researchers, and national partners is committed to changing the course of children’s lives by improving their care and moving scientific gains quickly into practice across the U.S. The NCTSN is administered by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and coordinated by the UCLA-Duke University National Center for Child Traumatic Stress (NCCTS). 

The Emergency Management Institute (EMI) is part of the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The EMI provides national leadership in developing and delivering training to ensure that individuals and groups having key emergency management responsibilities possess the requisite skills to effectively perform their jobs.

The High Alert Institute maintains a list of reviewed courses provided by governments, universities and professional organizations. This list is geared towards the non-emergency management person who participates in disaster planning, preparedness, response, recovery or mitigation as part of their job responsibilities.

The High Alert Institute has partnered with Shutterstock to distribute stock images from the nature images donated by our supporters. For eligible stock images, Shutterstock will donate a portion of the royalty to the High Alert Institute. There is no cost to charitable organizations or to Shutterstock customers.

For eligible purchases through AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to the High Alert Institute. There is no cost to charitable organizations or to AmazonSmile customers. All you need to do is push the SMILE NOW button and select to support THE HIGH ALERT INSTITUTE on AmazonSmile.

Koi need forever homes, too! For pond enthusiasts, freshwater exotic and ornamental fish may not be available through pet stores or rescues in their area. The High Alert Institute Aquatic Pet Shelter Rehoming Program will be happy to assist you in stocking your new pond or adding a new finned friend to your school. Coming soon – when you adopt a Koi from the High Alert Institute Aquatic Pet Shelter Rehoming Program, we can arrange for delivery to your door anywhere in the continental United States.

Have you always wanted a Koi pond but don’t have the space one? Sponsor a Koi in our community shelter pond and we send you photos of your sponsored animal. Coming soon are live Koi Cameras above and below the water to enjoy your sponsored Koi anytime.

Dumping of freshwater non-native species and exotic aquatic pets into wild habitats is a man-made disaster that is truly preventable. The Institute’s Aquatic Pet Welfare Partnership works to raise awareness and reduce the impact on healthy ecosystems through education, as well as rescue and rehoming. Joined by champions of animal welfare and environmental stewardship, this  association of aquatic pet rescue operations and aquatic pet shelters across the United States aims to save our finned friends and preserve our waterways together.

Want to share our cause with family, friends, and colleagues? Looking for a non-traditional way to celebrate a birthday or honor someone special? Support the Institute by starting your own Peer-to-Peer fundraising challenge! Let your contacts know why our mission is important to you and what they can do to support your cause. START YOUR OWN FUNDRAISER for the High Alert Institute.

From the staffing pool to the shelter ponds, from the boardroom to the classroom, and from reading the science to writing the analyses, High Alert Institute programs and services benefit from the experience, expertise, and generosity of our volunteers. Put your talents to use for good and to good use – VOLUNTEER TODAY.

Make your donation twice as nice by rehoming aquatic pets and providing a rehabilitation companion pet to a deserving person, family, or facility. Sponsor part or all of a Joy of Koi Program pond installation – complete with rehomed koi – and give the gifts of love and recovery.

Professional photographers, amateurs, and legal copywrite holders are all welcome to participate in the High Alert Institute Nature Photo Donation Program. Sales of the images benefit the Institute and donors are eligible for tax deductions equivalent to the fair market value of their photos. Landscapes, seascapes, animals, flowers – all may be accepted – whether new or vintage  images. People may be included in the photo but only if unidentifiable (i.e., blurred figures at a distance).

Did you know that unused patents and copyrights can be donated to charity? Intellectual Property (IP) just sitting on a shelf will lose value as it becomes obsolete. The High Alert Institute IP Donation Program seeks to rescue stranded, technology-related IP with the potential for development into marketable products. Once accepted by the program, the owner/inventor is eligible for a tax deduction equivalent to the fair market value of the IP. The Institute receives the patent licensing fees or revenue from the sale of the IP to businesses, helping us to fund our mission. In turn, businesses are able to advance their markets and create jobs for less money than starting a project from scratch.

Disasters are defined as situations in which needs exceed or overwhelm available resources. Some disasters affect an entire community, while other disasters impact individuals and families. Crises of physical or psychological health can be very personal disasters.
The therapeutic value of pets during illness, trauma, and recovery is well established. And Koi fish may be well suited for people who are not able to provide verbal pet commands or physically care for pets like dogs and cats. Koi ponds are also a source of beauty and peace, providing an ideal setting for quiet reflection or meditation.
We are working to partner with pond installers and aquatic pet rescues/shelters to offer free or reduced-cost ponds with rehomed Koi fish to people seeking this type of pet therapy.

Disasters disrupt life and impact our sense of personal, family, and community safety. Survivors and responders alike often are not aware of the emotional, psychological or spiritual challenges that they may face from disaster onset through recovery. With two decades of experience training responders and communities to prepare for the behavioral health aspects of disasters, we will continue to provide education and a curated list of resources to groups or individuals.

Non-medical factors that impact overall health are termed Social Determinants of Health or SDoH. Noise pollution, poor air quality, and poor water quality are three environmental factors known to have a strong link to overall health. And the same environmental factors that impact humans impact their pets and other animals in their care. We continue to assist in advocacy, education, and technology development to mitigate the impact of SDoH on humans and animals alike.

Our efforts in shelter and rescue are the main focus of our environmental stewardship, reducing the environmental impact of non-native aquatic animals being dumped into public waterways. The High Alert Institute also assists innovators with the design, development, and evaluation of green and renewable energy technologies. Reducing the carbon footprint associated with disaster preparedness, response, and recovery furthers our continued mission to mitigate risk and improve resilience.

We partner with public and private organizations, sharing resources and fostering partnerships to improve disaster preparedness, response, and recovery, and mitigation.

The High Alert Institute team has over a century of combined research experience in medical, nursing, behavioral health, and disaster sciences. Our team provides support to researchers and technology developers through comprehensive literature searches and reviews, as well as failure mode database searches and adjudicated reviews.

When disaster strikes, most aquatic pet owners have limited options to secure the safety of their pets. Sheltering in place may not be possible if there is no power to provide aeration and “pet-friendly” shelters do not include ponds or aquariums. Our goal is to provide an option for aquatic pet owners in need of rescue and shelter for their finned friends.

Our goal is to share our two decades of disaster readiness experience with animal welfare organizations, shelters, caretakers, and pet owners, as they implement contingency  plans for natural and manmade disasters.

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State Registrations for The High Alert Institute

 

 

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The High Alert Institute has registered as a 501(c)3 not-for-profit public charity with the IRS. Nonprofits that raise funds from the public must comply with charitable solicitation registration requirements. Charitable solicitation is regulated at the state level, and the requirements vary by jurisdiction. Forty-one jurisdictions currently require nonprofits to register to solicit their residents, and 25 require certain information be disclosed on solicitation materials. The High Alert Institute has complied with the registration requirements for charities soliciting donations in all 50 states in the United States.

STATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENTS 

  • Florida – 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. Florida Registration #CH68959
  • Georgia – A full and fair description of our programs and our financial statement summary is available upon request at the office and phone number indicated above.
  • Maryland – For the cost of copies and postage, from the Office of the Secretary of State, State House, Annapolis, MD 21401.
  • Mississippi – The official registration and financial information of the High Alert Institute, Inc. 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.
  • Nevada – 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).
  • New Jersey – 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: http://www.state.nj.us/lps/ca/charfrm.htm. REGISTRATION WITH THE ATTORNEY GENERAL DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT.
  • New York – Upon request, from the Attorney General’s Charities Bureau, 28 Liberty Street, New York, NY 10005, 1-212-416-8686 or www.charitiesnys.com.
  • North CarolinaFinancial information about this organization and a copy of its license are available from the State Solicitation Licensing Branch at 1-919-814-5400. This is not an endorsement by the state.
  • Pennsylvania – The official registration and financial information of the High Alert Institute, Inc. may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free, within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.
  • Virginia – State Division of Consumer Affairs, Department of Agricultural and Consumer Services, PO Box 1163, Richmond, VA 23218.
  • Washington – Secretary of State at 1-800-332-4483 or https://www.sos.wa.gov/charities/.
  • West Virginia – West Virginia residents may obtain a summary of the registration and financial documents from the Secretary of State, State Capitol, Charleston, WV 25305
  • Wisconsin – 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.
  • REGISTRATION WITH A STATE AGENCY DOES NOT CONSTITUTE OR IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL OR RECOMMENDATION BY THAT STATE.

STATE REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS (updated July 15, 2020)

The information provided in this document does not constitute legal advice and is not intended to substitute for legal counsel.

ALABAMA

No disclosure requirements for written solicitations by charities not using professional solicitors.

ARIZONA

No disclosure requirements for written solicitations by charities not using professional solicitors.

ARKANSAS

Ark. Code Ann. § 4-28-412(12), (A)-(B) Every charitable organization that solicits in Arkansas, and uses an Arkansas address, including a return address, but does not maintain and staff an office at that address must disclose in writing immediately proximate to the address located in the state both (1) the address of the charitable organization’s actual headquarters and (2) the fact that the address is that of a mail drop box or located in a mail-handling facility. The following language may be used: “The headquarters of this organization is located at (insert the address of the non-Arkansas headquarters). The Arkansas address is that of a (insert either “mail drop box” or “mail-handling facility”) located in the state.”

CALIFORNIA

Cal. Bus. & Prof. Code § 17510.3(a) Any printed solicitation material must be presented in at least 10-point type and must include the following: (1) The name and address of the combined campaign, each organization, or fund on behalf of which all or any part of the money collected will be utilized for charitable purposes. (2) If there is no organization or fund, the manner in which the money collected will be utilized for charitable purposes. (3) The non-tax-exempt status of the organization or fund, if the organization or fund for which the money or funds are being solicited does not have a charitable tax exemption under both federal and state law. (4) The percentage of the total gift or purchase price which may be deducted as a charitable contribution under both federal and state law. If no portion is so deductible the card shall state that “This contribution is not tax deductible.” (5) If the organization making the solicitation represents any nongovernmental organization by any name which includes, but is not limited to, the term “officer,” “peace officer,” “police,” “law enforcement,” “reserve officer,” “deputy,” “California Highway Patrol,” “Highway Patrol,” “deputy sheriff,” “firefighter,” or “fire marshall,” which would reasonably be understood to imply that the organization is composed of law enforcement or firefighting personnel, the solicitor shall give the total number of members in the organization and the number of members working or living within the county where the solicitation is being made, and if the solicitation is for advertising, the statewide circulation of the publication in which the solicited ad will appear. (6) If the organization making the solicitation represents any nongovernmental organization by any name which includes, but is not limited to, the term “veteran” or “veterans,” which would reasonably be understood to imply that the organization is composed of veterans, the solicitor shall give the total number of members in the organization and the number of members working or living within the county where the solicitation is being made. This paragraph does not apply to federally chartered or state incorporated veterans’ organizations with 200 or more dues paying members or to a thrift store operated or controlled by a federally chartered or state incorporated veterans’ organization. This paragraph does not apply to any state incorporated community-based organization that provides direct services to veterans and their families and qualifies as a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(19) of the Internal Revenue Code and Section 23701d of the Revenue and Taxation Code.

COLORADO

No disclosure requirements for written solicitations by charities not using professional solicitors.

CONNECTICUT

No disclosure requirements for written solicitations by charities not using professional solicitors.

DELAWARE

6 Del.C. § 2595(b) Any person soliciting a charitable contribution must disclose prior to making the solicitation the name of the charitable organization.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

No disclosure requirements for written solicitations by charities not using professional solicitors.

FLORIDA

West’s F.S.A. § 496.411 A charitable organization or sponsor soliciting in this state must include all of the following disclosures at the point of solicitation: 

  1. The name of the charitable organization or sponsor and state of the principal place of business of the charitable organization or sponsor;
  2. A description of the purpose or purposes for which the solicitation is being made;

For every charitable organization or sponsor which is required to register in this state, the following verbatim disclosure must be conspicuously displayed, IN CAPITAL LETTERS, and included on all fund-raising materials sent to Florida residents:“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-HELPFLA, OR VIA THE INTERNET AT www.FloridaConsumerHelp.com. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.” The disclosure statement must also include the charity’s registration number. When the solicitation consists of more than one piece, “the statement must be displayed prominently” in the materials. If the solicitation occurs on a website, the statement must be conspicuously displayed on any webpage that identifies a mailing address where contributions are to be sent, identifies a telephone number to call to process contributions, or provides for online processing of contributions.

GEORGIA

Ga. Code Ann. § 43-17-8 Every charitable organization required to be registered and soliciting in this state must include the following disclosures at the point of solicitation: 

  1. The name and location of the charitable organization for which the solicitation is being made;
  2. That the following information will be made available upon request:
    1. 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
    2. A financial statement or summary which shall be consistent with the financial statement required to be filed with the Secretary of State.

HAWAII

No disclosure requirements for written solicitations by charities not using professional solicitors.

IDAHO

No disclosure requirements for written solicitations by charities not using professional solicitors.

ILLINOIS

225 ILCS 460/15(b) If a charitable organization engages in any public solicitation and purports to relate the purpose or purposes for which the funds are solicited, such purposes must be fully and accurately identified to the prospective donor. If a charitable organization whose purposes include the rendering of noneducational program services intends to expend or budget more than 50% of its program service expenditures for informing or educating the public, and the funds being solicited will be used for such purpose, the donor at his or her request must be told that a primary use of the program funds will be for public education.

INDIANA

No disclosure requirements for written solicitations by charities not using professional solicitors.

IOWA

 I.C.A. § 13C.2 No disclosure requirements for written solicitations by charities not using professional solicitors. A charitable organization must provide, upon request and without cost to the requesting party, financial disclosure information concerning contributions received and disbursements for the organization’s last complete fiscal year, or, if the organization has not completed a full fiscal year, for its current fiscal year, to the person requesting the information within five days of the request.

KANSAS

No disclosure requirements for written solicitations by charities not using professional solicitors.

KENTUCKY

No disclosure requirements for written solicitations by charities not using professional solicitors.

LOUISIANA

No disclosure requirements for written solicitations by charities not using professional solicitors.

MAINE

9 M.R.S.A. § 5012(1) Any person or entity who solicits contributions must fully disclose to the prospective donor, at the time of solicitation but prior to the request for contributions, the name and address of the charitable organization for which the solicitation is being conducted.

MARYLAND

MD Code, Business Regulation, § 6-411; MD Code, Business Regulation, § 6-101 A charitable solicitation that is a specific written request to the public for money, and any written receipt for a charitable contribution, must contain a disclosure statement with the following information: 

  1. a statement that a copy of the current financial statement of the charitable organization is available on request;
  2. the name of the charitable organization and the address and telephone number where requests for a copy of the financial statement should be directed; and
  3. a statement that, for the cost of copies and postage, documents and information submitted under this title are available from the Secretary of State.

The disclosure statement must be displayed conspicuously on a charitable solicitation and on a receipt for a charitable contribution.Solicitations made by an accredited school, college, or university to its students, former students, parents of students or former students, board members, or staff, or formal grant applications prepared for and submitted to a specific corporation or foundation are specifically exempt from this disclosure requirement.

MASSACHUSETTS

No disclosure requirements for written solicitations by charities not using professional solicitors.

MICHIGAN

No disclosure statement required. However, the state Attorney General’s office strongly encourages inclusion of the organization’s Michigan registration number in all solicitations written as: “MICS No._____.”

MINNESOTA

M.S.A. § 309.556, Subd. 1 The following information must be clearly disclosed in any written charitable solicitation: 

  1. the name and location by city and state of each charitable organization on behalf of which the solicitation is made;
  2. the tax deductibility of the contribution; and
  3. a description of the charitable program for which the solicitation campaign is being carried out; and, if different, a description of the programs and activities of the organization on whose behalf the solicitation campaign is being carried out.

MISSISSIPPI

Miss. Code Ann. § 79-11-523(3)The following statement must be reproduced verbatim on written solicitations, confirmations, receipts and reminders of oral solicitations: “The official registration and financial information of (insert the legal name of the charity as registered with the Secretary of State) 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 by the Secretary of State.”

MISSOURI

No disclosure requirements for written solicitations by charities not using professional solicitors.

MONTANA

No disclosure requirements for written solicitations by charities not using professional solicitors.

NEBRASKA

No disclosure requirements for written solicitations by charities not using professional solicitors.

NEVADA

No disclosure requirements for written solicitations by charities not using professional solicitors.

NEW HAMPSHIRE

No disclosure requirements for written solicitations by charities not using professional solicitors.

NEW JERSEY

Charities Regulations 13:48-11.2 Prior to soliciting any contribution in writing, a charitable organization, unless exempt from registration, shall clearly and conspicuously disclose the following: 

  1. The name of the individual making the solicitation;
  2. The individual making the solicitation is a volunteer; and
  3. The name of the charitable organization which will receive the contribution.

The following disclosure must be “conspicuously printed” on any printed solicitation, written confirmation, receipt or written reminder of a contribution from an organization, independent paid fund raiser or solicitor:“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 http://www.state.nj.us/lps/ca/charfrm.htm. REGISTRATION WITH THE ATTORNEY GENERAL DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT.”

NEW MEXICO

No disclosure requirements for written solicitations by charities not using professional solicitors.

NEW YORK

McKinney’s Executive Law § 174-b Any solicitation, by any means, including oral and written solicitations, by or on behalf of a registered charitable organization, must include: 

  1. A statement that upon request, a person may obtain from the organization or from the charities registry on the attorney general’s website, a copy of the last financial report filed by the organization with the attorney general.  Such statement shall specify the address of the organization and the address of the attorney general, to which such request should be addressed and in the case of a written solicitation, must be placed conspicuously in the material with print no smaller than ten point bold face type or, alternatively, no smaller than the size print used for the most number of words in the statements. Provided, however, such statement need not be made where the space for a printed advertisement or promotional time in any media has been donated or made available to the charitable organization at no cost and such space or time does not reasonably permit inclusion of such statement.
  2. A clear description of the programs and activities for which it has requested and has expended or will expend contributions or a statement that, upon request, a person may obtain from the organization such a description.
  3. A statement identifying the website and telephone number of the New York state office of the attorney general where an individual can receive information on charitable organizations.
  4. If the solicitation is by an institution subject to the New York Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act, and is for an endowment fund, the solicitation must include a statement that, unless otherwise restricted by the gift instrument, the institution may expend so much of an endowment fund as it deems prudent after considering the factors set forth in NPC-L §553(a).
  5. If any charitable organization makes contributions to another organization which is not its affiliate, the solicitation must include a statement that such contributions have been made and that a list of all organizations which have received contributions during the past twelve months from the soliciting organization may be obtained from that organization provided, however, a united way, federated fund or incorporated community appeal, by or through which a donation is merely transferred to a charity selected by the donor, need not include such donor selected organizations in the list.  The term “affiliate” includes any chapter, branch, auxiliary, or other subordinate unit of any registered charitable organization, howsoever designated, whose policies, fund raising activities, and expenditures are supervised or controlled by such parent organization.

The written disclosure must be placed conspicuously in the materials with print no smaller than 10 point bold face type or, alternatively, no smaller than the size print used for the most number of words in the solicitation. A charitable organization must comply with requests for the above information within fifteen (15) days of receipt.

NORTH CAROLINA

N.C.G.S.A. § 131F-9 A charitable organization soliciting in this State must include all of the following disclosures at the point of solicitation: 

  1. The name of the charitable organization and state of the principal place of business of the charitable organization.
  2. A description of the purpose for which the solicitation is being made.

Every charitable organization that is required to obtain a license to solicit contributions must conspicuously display in type of a minimum size nine points, the following statement on every printed solicitation, written confirmation, receipt, or reminder of a contribution:“Financial information about this organization and a copy of its license are available from the State Solicitation Licensing Branch at 1-888-830-4989 (within North Carolina) or (919) 807-2214 (outside of North Carolina). The license is not an endorsement by the State.” The statement must be made conspicuous by use of one or more of the following: underlining, a border, or bold type. When the solicitation consists of more than one piece, the statement must be displayed prominently in the solicitation materials, but not necessarily on every page.

NORTH DAKOTA

No disclosure requirements for written solicitations by charities not using professional solicitors.

OHIO

R.C. § 1716.10 Every charitable organization that directly solicits contributions in this state must make the following disclosures at the point of solicitation: 

  1. The name of the charitable organization and the city of the principal place of business of the charitable organization;
  2. If the charitable organization has not received a determination letter from the Internal Revenue Service that is currently in effect, stating that the organization is exempt from federal income taxation under section 501(a) and described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and the particular charitable purpose or purposes to be advanced with the funds raised.

OKLAHOMA

No disclosure requirements for written solicitations by charities not using professional solicitors.

OREGON

O.R.S. § 128.891(2); O.R.S. § 128.893 Any written statement made in connection with a solicitation of contributions that the person or organization conducting the solicitation is registered or has filed, will file or is required to file any report with the Attorney General, or any statement of similar import, shall be immediately followed by a statement of equal prominence that such registration or report in no way constitutes or implies any endorsement, sanction or approval of the solicitation, its purposes, the manner in which it is conducted or the person or organization conducting it, by the Attorney General or any other governmental agency or officer. O.R.S. § 128.891(2) Every charitable organization that solicits in Oregon, and uses an Oregon address, including a return address, but does not maintain and staff an office at that address must disclose in writing immediately proximate to the address located in the state both (1) the address of the charitable organization’s actual headquarters and (2) the fact that the address is that of a mail drop box or located in a mail-handling facility. The following language may be used: “The headquarters of this organization is located at (insert the address of the non-Oregon headquarters). The Oregon address is that of a (insert either “mail drop box” or “mail-handling facility”) located in the state.” O.R.S. § 128.893

PENNSYLVANIA

10 P.S. § 162.13 A charitable organization soliciting in Pennsylvania shall include all of the following disclosures at the point of solicitation: 

  1. Its legal name as registered with the department and location and, if different, the legal name and address of the charitable organization as registered with the department on whose behalf the solicitation is being conducted. Any use of a project or program name in a solicitation must be immediately followed by a disclosure of the legal name of the charitable organization as registered.
  2. A full and fair description of the charitable purpose or purposes for which the solicitation is being made, and a source from which written information is available.

The following must also be reproduced verbatim and “conspicuously printed” in any solicitation materials, including any written confirmation, receipt, and reminder of a contribution:“The official registration and financial information of [legal name of the charity as registered with the department] may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free, within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.”

RHODE ISLAND

RI ST § 5-53.1-12 Any written solicitation used by or on behalf of any charitable organization must provide a description of the programs and activities for which it has expended or will expend contributions it receives from the solicitation or must include a statement that, upon written request to a specified person at the charitable organization, a person may obtain such a description from the charitable organization. In addition, any written solicitation must state in clear and unambiguous language whether or not contributions are deductible for federal income tax purposes in accordance with applicable law. These requirements must be satisfied by written notice to the donor or prospective donor. This written notice requirement will be deemed satisfied if made once during the solicitation process, including at the time of confirmation of receipt of any contribution. If any charitable organization solicits contributions for another organization, or states in a solicitation that it has made contributions to another organization, and that other organization is not its “affiliate” as defined in § 5-53.1-4 of the Rhode Island Solicitation by Charitable Organizations Act (SCOA), the written solicitation must include a statement that the contributions have been made, if applicable, and that a list of all organizations which have received contributions from the soliciting organization during the most recently completed fiscal year of the charitable organization for which information is required to be filed in accordance with § 5-53.1-2 of the SCOA may be obtained from that organization. A United Way, federated fund or incorporated community appeal, by or through which a donation is merely transferred to another organization selected by the donor, does not need to include the donor selected transferee organizations in the list. These requirements must be satisfied by a written notice to the donor or prospective donor. This written notice requirement will be deemed satisfied if made once during the solicitation process, including at the time of confirmation of receipt of any contribution.

RHODE ISLAND

RI ST § 5-53.1-12 Any written solicitation used by or on behalf of any charitable organization must provide a description of the programs and activities for which it has expended or will expend contributions it receives from the solicitation or must include a statement that, upon written request to a specified person at the charitable organization, a person may obtain such a description from the charitable organization. In addition, any written solicitation must state in clear and unambiguous language whether or not contributions are deductible for federal income tax purposes in accordance with applicable law. These requirements must be satisfied by written notice to the donor or prospective donor. This written notice requirement will be deemed satisfied if made once during the solicitation process, including at the time of confirmation of receipt of any contribution. If any charitable organization solicits contributions for another organization, or states in a solicitation that it has made contributions to another organization, and that other organization is not its “affiliate” as defined in § 5-53.1-4 of the Rhode Island Solicitation by Charitable Organizations Act (SCOA), the written solicitation must include a statement that the contributions have been made, if applicable, and that a list of all organizations which have received contributions from the soliciting organization during the most recently completed fiscal year of the charitable organization for which information is required to be filed in accordance with § 5-53.1-2 of the SCOA may be obtained from that organization. A United Way, federated fund or incorporated community appeal, by or through which a donation is merely transferred to another organization selected by the donor, does not need to include the donor selected transferee organizations in the list. These requirements must be satisfied by a written notice to the donor or prospective donor. This written notice requirement will be deemed satisfied if made once during the solicitation process, including at the time of confirmation of receipt of any contribution.

SOUTH CAROLINA

No disclosure requirements for written solicitations by charities not using professional solicitors.

SOUTH DAKOTA

No disclosure requirements for written solicitations by charities not using professional solicitors.

TENNESSEE

No disclosure requirements for written solicitations by charities not using professional solicitors.

TEXAS

No disclosure requirements for written solicitations by charities not using professional solicitors.

UTAH

No disclosure requirements for written solicitations by charities not using professional solicitors.

VERMONT

No disclosure requirements for written solicitations by charities not using professional solicitors.

VIRGINIA

 VA Code Ann. § 57-55.3 Every charitable organization, required to be registered, soliciting contributions from prospective contributors, shall disclose to the potential donor contemporaneously at the point of a written request or on a written receipt for donations made in response to an oral request that a financial statement is available from the State Office of Consumer Affairs in the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, P.O. Box 1163, Richmond, VA 23218.

WASHINGTON

West’s RCWA 19.09.100 A charitable organization that directly solicits contributions from the public in this state must make the following clear and conspicuous disclosures at the point of solicitation: 

  1. The name of the individual making the solicitation; and
  2. The identity of the charitable organization and the city of the principal place of business of the charitable organization.

In the case of a solicitation by advertisement or mass distribution, including posters, leaflets, automatic dialing machines, publication, and audio or video broadcasts, it must be clearly and conspicuously disclosed in the body of the solicitation material that: The potential donor can obtain additional financial disclosure information from the office of the Secretary of State at 1-800-332-4483.

WEST VIRGINIA

  1. Va. Code, § 29-19-8 All registered charitable organizations are required to disclose in writing: 
  1. The name of a representative of the charitable organization to whom inquiries can be made;
  2. The name of the charitable organization;
  3. The purpose of the solicitation;
  4. A clear description of programs for which funds are requested and the source from which written information is available; and
  5. The number of the raffle, bingo or other such state permit used for fund raising. If the organization only has a general state charitable solicitation license and not a raffle, bingo or other such state fundraising permit, no registration number is assigned, and this disclosure is not applicable.

The following printed statement is also required:“West Virginia residents may obtain a summary of the registration and financial documents from the Secretary of State, State Capitol, Charleston, WV 25305. Registration does not imply endorsement.” The disclosure statement must be conspicuously displayed on any written or printed solicitation. When the solicitation consists of more than one piece, “the statement must be displayed on a prominent part of the solicitation materials.”

WISCONSIN

W.S.A. 440.455 If an unpaid solicitor solicits a contribution for a charitable organization that is required to be registered, the unpaid solicitor must make the following disclosures prior to accepting a contribution: 

  1. The name and location of the charitable organization;
  2. That a financial statement of the charitable organization disclosing assets, liabilities, fund balances, revenue and expenses for the preceding fiscal year will be provided to the person upon request; and
  3. A clear description of the primary charitable purpose for which the solicitation is made.

WYOMING

No disclosure requirements for written solicitations by charities not using professional solicitors.

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