Charitable Organizations and Fund Raising
- Charitable organizations, fund-raising counsels, and professional fund-raisers are regulated under Chapter 202, subchapters I and II, of the Wisconsin Statutes.
- Charitable organizations are those that are established for a charitable purpose.
- Fund-raising counsels plan, manage, advise, consult, or prepare materials with respect to solicitations for charitable organizations.
- Professional fund-raisers request contributions that will be used for a charitable purpose or that will benefit a charitable organization.
Professional Employer Organizations and Groups
- Professional employer organizations and professional employer groups are regulated under Chapter 202, subchapter III, Wis. Statutes.
Professional employer organizations enter into written contracts for the provision of the non-temporary, ongoing employee workforce of a client.
- Under those contracts, the professional employer organization has the obligation to pay the employees providing services for those clients from its own accounts.
- A professional employer organization is not a temporary help agency or a temporary help company.
COVID-19 Information & Resources
- AG Kaul and DFI Secretary Blumenfeld Warn About, Encourage Reporting of Potential COVID-19 Charity Scams (Issued March 27, 2020)
- Allow you to search registrants or determine application status
- Allow a registered organization to login and update contact information, renew registration, and print or download a certificate.
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Use the following tools to research charitable organizations and ensure that your charitable gift will be used as intended.
- Giving Tips for Donors
- Search our database to find out if a charitable organization or professional fundraiser is registered.
- Reducing Unwanted Phone Solicitations