In Washington, nonprofits that solicit members of the public for donations and raise at least $50,000 annually or pay anyone to carry out the activities of the organization must register as a Charitable Organization with the Secretary of State, and file yearly reports with the state. The report is due no later than the last business day of the 11th month after the end of the organization’s accounting year. Registration is also required if the organization engages a commercial fundraiser. Churches are not required to register.

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Remember the Stay Up-to-Date with the Secretary of State Diagram from chapter 1? Use this tool to track your requirements and important dates. 

Venn Diagram explaining nonprofit and charitable organization requirements with the Washington Secretary of State

Stay Up-to-Date with the Secretary of State Diagram

Stay Up-to-Date with the Secretary of State Venn Diagram for nonprofit corporations and charities

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