Legal Implications of Fundraising

State Laws on Fundraising

Regulations vary widely from state to state. Before beginning a fundraising activity, it is important for a PTA to check with the appropriate office in the state government to learn about registration and disclosure requirements and other statutes that may apply.

Local Laws on Fundraising

Many cities and counties also have registration and disclosure statutes. Particular kinds of fundraising activities are frequently subject to special local regulations.

School District Policies

Many school districts have established procedures for organizations to follow with regard to fundraising on school property using staff and students. PTAs should be familiar with those procedures and work cooperatively with school personnel.