Oklahoma 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.

Oklahoma
4. "Professional fundraiser" means any person who for compensation or other consideration plans, conducts or manages in this state the solicitation of contributions for or on behalf of any charitable organization, or who engages the business of or holds himself or herself out to persons in this state as independently engaged in the business of soliciting contributions for such purpose. For purposes of this act, professional fundraiser does not include an employee of a charitable organization who engages in such activities for the charitable organization for which he or she is employed; nor does it include any volunteer who receives no payment, compensation, or renumeration of any kind for soliciting any contributions; provided, a volunteer may receive credit for fulfilling any community service requirement of an educational institution or government agency. In addition, for this purpose consideration does not include incidental benefits that might be received by a noncompensated person, such as meals, supplies, or similar support, and does not include reimbursement for expenses incurred by any noncompensated person in his or her solicitation activities;

5. "Professional solicitor" means any person that is either located within this state or that is soliciting contributions from any person in this state and who is employed or retained for compensation or other consideration by a professional fundraiser to solicit contributions for or on behalf of any charitable organization. Professional solicitor does not include an employee of a charitable organization who is engaged in such activities for a charitable organization for which he or she is employed; nor does it include a volunteer who engages in such activities for The charitable organization for which he or she volunteers if the volunteer receives no payment, compensation or renumeration of any kind for soliciting any contributions; provided, a volunteer may receive credit for fulfilling any community service requirement of an educational institution or government agency. In addition, for this purpose consideration does not include incidental benefits that might be received by a noncompensated person, such as meals, supplies, or similar support, and does not include reimbursement for expenses incurred by any noncompensated person in his or her solicitation activities;

6. "Professional fundraising counsel" means any person that provides, For compensation or other consideration, services including planning, organizing or managing any solicitation, to a charitable organization as long as such person does not:
a. directly or indirectly solicit contributions alone or through its employees and agents, or
b. accept, receive, hold, I have access to, maintain, manage, invest, or control any contribution generated by the solicitation activity.
However, professional fundraising counsel does not include an employee or volunteer of a charitable organization who is providing such services on behalf of the charitable organization;