Ask a Business Lawyer. Get Business Law Questions Answered ASAP.
Hello, I will try to help you. Please remember I just report or interpret the law, so the outcome may not be what you hoped for. You will need to check the laws of each state from which you receive donations. Most states require registration to solicit donations from persons and organizations within those states. If you have just received one or two isolated donations you may not have to register but you have to check the state's laws. If you have to register in multiple states there is a unified registration form you can use. Here is a link to the form. http://www.multistatefiling.org/ This link will also link you to a summary of each state's laws so it is a good source. For example, PA exempts various types of non profits and those soliciting less than $25,000.
If I have answered all your questions, please rate my answer excellent as that is how I am compensated. If you have more questions, please let me know. If the answer was especially helpful you can provide a bonus.