Alabama law requires professional fundraisers, professional solicitors, and commercial co-venturers to register with the Attorney General's Office. Ala Code § 13A-9-70 (1996) .
Professional Fund Raisers plan, conduct, manage, or carry-on a drive or campaign for the purposes of soliciting charitable contributions in this state.
Professional solicitors are employed or compensated by a professional fundraiser to solicit contributions for charitable purposes.
Commercial co-venturers are businesses that conduct a sale, performance, or event for profit or other consideration, which will benefit a charitable or religious organization.
Initial registration and annual fee for professional fundraisers: $100.00
Initial registration and annual fee for commercial co-venturers: $100.00
Initial registration and annual fee for professional solicitors: $25.00
Note: All registrations will be for the period of one year, or a part thereof, expiring on September 30th of each year.
As required by Alabama Code § 13A-9-71(i), all professional fundraisers and commercial co-venturers must, within 90 days of the termination of the contract, file a closing statement with the Attorney General disclosing gross receipts and all expenditures incurred in the performance of the contract.
Use our Online Application to register your Commercial Co-Venturer: CCV Application
Use our Online Application to register your Professional Fundraiser: Professional Fundraiser Application
Professional Fundraisers and CCVs may now update their demographics, submit annual renewals, and maintain their charitable agreements via our online web application.
Please email Consumer Interest at ConsumerInterest@AlabamaAG.gov if you have not received credentials for your organization.