Charitable Solicitations Regulations
9AAC 12.010 - 9 AAC 12.900

9 AAC 12.010. Charitable organization registration statement

  1. An initial registrations and any renewal of that registration must be submitted using the
    1. department's form entitled State of Alaska, Charitable Organization Annual Registration Form, as revised as of June 22, 2006 and adopted by reference; or
    2. National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG), National Association of State Charities Officials (NASCO), and Multi-state Filer Project's Unified Registration Statement (URS) for Charitable Organizations, as revised as of November 2005 (version 3.01), and adopted by reference.
  2. A registration or registration renewal is complete for purposes of AS 45.68.010 on the date the department sends notice to the charitable organization that the registration is complete.

Editor's note: The Unified Registration Statement (URS) for Charitable Organizations and the Department of Law's State of Alaska, Charitable Organization Annual Registration Form - PDF (504KB), adopted by reference in 9 AAC 12.010, are available from the Department of Law, 1031 West 4th Avenue, Suite 200, Anchorage, Alaska 99501-1994, or by clicking the link above.

9 AAC 12.020. Paid solicitors registration statement

  1. An initial registration and any renewal of that registration must be submitted using the department's form entitled State of Alaska, Paid Solicitor for Charitable Organization Annual Registration Statement, as revised as of June 22, 2006 and adopted by reference.
  2. A registration or registration renewal is complete for purposes of AS 45.68.010 on the date that the department sends notice to the paid solicitor that the registration is complete.

Editor's note: The Department of Law's State of Alaska, Paid Solicitor Annual Registration Form - PDF(700KB), adopted by reference in 9 AAC 12.020, is available from the Department of Law, 1031 West 4th Avenue, Suite 200, Anchorage, Alaska 99501-1994, or by clicking on the link above.

9 AAC 12.030. Change of information

  1. A paid solicitor shall file a notice, within seven days, of any change of information required to be provided under 9 AAC 12.020 or change in the sureties, status, or expiration dates of the bond required under 9 AAC 12.060, or any claims or payments made against the bond.

9 AAC 12.040. Written contract required

  1. A paid solicitor may not solicit contributions on behalf of a charitable organization unless the paid solicitor executes a written contract with the charitable organization, which clearly states the respective obligations of the paid solicitor and the charitable organization. The contract must include the
    1. name of the paid solicitor;
    2. name of the charitable organization;
    3. types of services to be provided by the paid solicitor;
    4. dates those services will begin and end;
    5. script that the paid solicitor will use to solicit contributions;
    6. terms of the agreement between the charitable organization and the paid solicitor relating to
      1. the amount or percentages of amounts to accrue to the charitable organization;
      2. limitations, if any, placed on the maximum amount to be raised by the paid solicitor;
      3. costs of fund-raising that will be the responsibility of the charitable organization, whether paid as a direct expense, deducted from the amounts disbursed, or otherwise; and
      4. the manner in which contributions received directly by the charitable organization, not the result of services provided by the paid solicitor, will be identified and used in computing the fee owed to the paid solicitor; and
    7. signature of an owner or principal officer of the paid solicitor and the president, treasurer, or comparable officer of the charitable organization.

9 AAC 12.050. Contract information as part of registration

  1. A written contract executed between the charitable organization and the paid solicitor which is in effect at the time the paid solicitor files the original registration statement must be submitted to the department along with the registration statement.
  2. Each separate contract must be identified in the paid solicitor's annual registration statement, and a copy of each contract must be provided.
  3. If any new contract is executed before the expiration of a current registration, the paid solicitor shall, within five days, file a copy of the contract with the department.

9 AAC 12.060. Paid solicitor surety bond

  1. A paid solicitor shall file a $10,000 surety bond with the department.
  2. A paid solicitor shall maintain the surety bond for the duration of the period the paid solicitor conducts solicitation activity in the state.
  3. A surety bond required under this section must be on the department's form entitled State of Alaska, Paid Solicitor Surety Bond, as revised as of June 22, 2006 and adopted by reference.

Editor's note: The Department of Law's State of Alaska, Paid Solicitor Surety Bond - PDF(362KB), adopted by reference in 9 AAC 12.060, is available from the Department of Law, 1031 West 4th Avenue, Suite 200, Anchorage, Alaska 99501-1994, or by clicking the link above.

9 AAC 12.065. Paid solicitor campaign financial report

  1. The paid solicitor financial report required under AS 45.68.055 must be submitted using the department's form entitled State of Alaska, Paid Solicitor for Charitable Organization Campaign Financial Report, as revised as of June 22, 2006 and adopted by reference.

Editor's note: The Department of Law's State of Alaska, Paid Solicitor for Charitable Organization Solicitation Campaign Financial Report - PDF(371KB), adopted by reference in 9 AAC 12.065, is available from the Department of Law, 1031 West 4th Avenue, Suite 200, Anchorage, Alaska 99501-1994, or by clicking the link above.

9 AAC 12.070. Membership dues and government grants.

  1. In determining whether an organization is exempt from registration under AS 45.68.120(a)(3), the organization may exclude the following:
    1. receipts from membership dues if the organization restricts membership to persons engaged in particular vocation or trade; and
    2. money received in the form of a grant from an agency of a municipal, state or federal government.

9 AAC 12.080. Registration and renewal fees.

  1. For charitable organizations, the fee for each registration or registration renewal statement filed with the department under AS 45.68.010 is $40.
  2. For paid solicitors, the fee for each registration or registration renewal statement filed with the department under AS 45.68.010 is $200.
  3. The department will not accept a registration statement or a registration renewal statement for filing under AS 45.68.010 unless the statement is accompanied by the appropriate registration or registration renewal fee established in this section.

9 AAC 12.900. Definitions.

  1. In this chapter,
    1. "compensation" means salaries, wages, fees, commissions, or any other remuneration or valuable consideration;
    2. "entity" means an individual, organization, group, association, partnership, corporation, agency or unit of state government, or any combination is one:
    3. an "officer or employee" of a charitable organization is one:
      1. whose conduct is subject to direct control by that organization;
      2. who does not act in the manner of a paid solicitor in that person's official capacity with the charitable organization; and
      3. whose compensation is not computed on funds raised or to be raised.