Charitable Fundraising

Trust is a vital part of charitable fundraising success.

Working with professional fundraisers, commercial co-venturers and other fundraising consultants can be critical to helping your charity or nonprofit secure donations to meet the mission of your organization. But if you engage an outside vendor or solicitor, fundraising contracts are critical. At Copilevitz, Lam & Raney, our goal is to ensure your nonprofit’s success through our legal services, extensive national experience and in-depth knowledge of state fundraising laws.

Staying Current with State Fundraising Regulations

We track fundraising compliance and fundraising disclosure so you don’t have to. We maintain up-to-date files on requirements for charitable solicitation in all 50 states.

Copilevitz, Lam & Raney provides fundraising registration services and support to ensure that your organization obtains all necessary approvals to conduct fundraising activities. And we take pride in providing you with comprehensive fundraising assistance as well as general counsel on legal matters affecting nonprofit and charitable organizations.

Technology Leveraged for a Purpose

Copilevitz, Lam & Raney uses specially-designed software to scan and record all state registration forms and then fill out the form to the extent standardized information is required. The same system also allows us to track and manage client information and filings. It’s quick, easy, accurate and thorough.

Save Time, Money and Protect Your Nonprofit Status

We offer comprehensive assistance to your nonprofit organization with script disclosure, fundraising contract review, reporting and coordination of in-house and outsourced fundraising campaigns, calling requirements and local and state filings to maintain regulatory compliance with all applicable fundraising legal requirements.

Our compliance professionals have significant experience in preparing regulatory filings and dealing with state charity officials. Ideally, we strive to provide clients with a four- to six-week window within which to complete and renew registration materials prior to a filing deadline.

Fundraising Online

We have extensive experience working with Internet fundraising and the unique legal challenges posed by charitable fundraising online and via email. In this rapidly evolving area, Copilevitz, Lam & Raney closely monitors Internet issues and reporting requirements. We track new issues such as social media (Twitter, Facebook, etc.) and can advise you on the compliance requirements of complex combined appeals. We represent many Internet companies and provide guidance on all aspects of how to appeal for public support via this dynamic medium.

In short, we provide a broad range of cost-effective legal services to charities and nonprofits - from start-up and incorporation to fundraising, contract development, state registration and ongoing management and maintenance of registration and documentation requirements.

To learn more or to request information on how we can help you, complete our Nonprofit and Fundraising Contact Form.