2012 Annual Report on Charitable Solicitations in Colorado released

Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler released the annual report on charitable solicitations, which summarizes the information reported by charitable organizations, paid solicitors, and professional fundraising consultants registered to solicit contributions in Colorado.

This year’s report provides a new format that gives users more open access to the data. The report has been streamlined in response to the interests and needs of consumers who participated in a 2012 survey about the annual report. Additionally, the report:

  • Points charities to resources for industry best practices,
  • Offers wise giving tips and industry standards for donors,
  • Discusses the common themes in complaints from the past five years, and
  • Includes data tables, graphs, and charts that cover a broad spectrum of charitable solicitations activity.

Donors will find financial information to help them decide which charities to support, along with an overview of Colorado’s charitable solicitations rules, laws, and 2012 changes.

Charities will find information that will help them contract with paid solicitors and get favorable terms for any solicitation campaigns that they are planning to run in the near future.