Louisiana Fundraising Consultant and Solicitor State Registration Definitions

Every state names and defines fund raising professionals differently. For instance, Fundraising Consultant is similar to Fund-raising counsel but there may be different definitions. A Fundraiser is often the same as a Professional Solicitor, but not always.

Louisiana
(6) "Professional solicitor" means any person who, for financial consideration, solicits contributions for or on behalf of a charitable organization, whether such solicitation is performed personally or through his agents, servants, or employees or through agents engaged in the solicitation of contributions under the direction of such person. A salaried officer or salaried employee of a charitable organization maintaining a permanent establishment within the state shall not be deemed to be a professional solicitor. However, any salaried officer or salaried employee of a charitable organization who engages in the solicitation of contributions in any manner for more than one charitable organization, if a fee is charged for services to the organization other than the one that he is employed by, shall be deemed a professional solicitor. This definition shall not apply to a person who solicits contributions on behalf of a charitable organization on a voluntary basis. Persons making interstate solicitations from Louisiana or making interstate solicitations into Louisiana for charitable organizations are deemed to be professional solicitors.