Fundraising consultants in Kentucky

KRS 367.650:

"Fundraising consultant" means any person who, for compensation, plans, manages, advises, consults, or develops material for or with respect to the solicitation for any charitable organization. A fundraising consultant shall not, at any time, have custody of contributions from a solicitation or solicit contributions, directly or indirectly. If a fundraising consultant's fee is related to the amount of contributions received from a solicitation in which he took part, the consultant is considered a professional solicitor. A fundraising consultant shall not employ, procure, or otherwise engage any compensated person to solicit contributions. A bona fide salaried officer, employee, or volunteer of a charitable organization shall not be deemed to be a fundraising consultant, unless he is employed or engaged as a fundraising consultant or a professional solicitor by another charitable organization.

Initial and annual registration includes:

A complete Registration Statement, included in the Consultant Packet (759k PDF). You must obtain the approval of the Attorney General before acting as a consultant.

A registration fee in the amount of $50.00. Please make check payable to the Kentucky State Treasurer.

A check for the cost of each background investigation (also available in the packet). Cost is $25.00 for each request. Please include a separate envelope or mailing label in order to notify each individual of the background investigation.

Each registration shall expire on December 31 of the calendar year in which it is filed and may be renewed by reapplying and paying the fees. If your organization has an ongoing contract with a charitable organization which will continue into the next year, the consultant is required to renew by January 1.

Contract requirements

Contract requirements are defined in KRS 367.653.

Initial and annual registration checklist

  • Registration Fee
  • Registration Statement
  • Copies of Contracts
  • Complete background investigation forms
  • Background investigation fees
  • Background investigation envelopes or labels