Professional Solicitors

Professional Solicitors are required to register with the division. In order to register the organization must file:

  • An Application for Registration of a Professional Solicitor
  • All Contracts it has with charitable organizations to raise money on their behalf in Tennessee
  • An $250 filing fee

A Professional Solicitor must renew its registration each year no later than December 31.

Additionally, the following must be submitted to the Division of Charitable Solicitations and Gaming prior to the commencement of each solicitation campaign:

  1. A completed Solicitation Campaign Notice, including a list with the names and resident addresses of each employee or other person working on the campaign.
  2. A true copy of any written agreement or contract which may have been entered into between the charitable organization and the professional solicitor, which shall state the minimum amount or percentage, if any, which the charitable organization shall receive of revenues solicited, after solicitation expenses as a result of the solicitation campaign.
  3. Copies samples of each type of solicitation campaign literature or promotional materials (e.g. scripts, mail, fulfillment literature, etc.) utilized in the campaign.

Finally, a Professional Solicitor shall file a financial report for a solicitation campaign with the Division of Charitable Solicitations and Gaming within ninety (90) days after the completion of the campaign, or after the end of the fiscal year of any campaign that lasts more than one (1) year. The Financial report shall be audited by an independent certified public accountant, unless the professional solicitor is exempt from such requirement, pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated Section 48-101-507 (d)(3).