(1) Any entity that conducts charitable solicitations or will solicit or collect contributions from the general public for charitable purposes shall register with the charities program under the Charitable Solicitations Act.
(2) Entities exempt from registration include the following:
(a) Any political organization as defined in RCW 19.09.020
(b) Any entity which raises less than fifty thousand dollars in revenue in any accounting year, if all its activities including fund-raising, are conducted by volunteers, and no officers or members receive assets, or compensation from the organization;
(c) A bona fide officer or other employee of the charitable organization for which the funds are solicited; and
(d) Any request for a contribution on behalf of a specific individual named in the solicitation, but only if all of the proceeds are given to or expended for the direct benefit of that individual. This does not include organizations that conduct solicitations for one or more individuals on a repeated or ongoing basis.
(3) Any entity that is exempt from registration by these regulations shall comply with the conditions for solicitations as described in RCW 19.09.100
(4) Interpretive note: The secretary of state does not interpret RCW 19.09.065
as requiring a registration by an employee of an educational institution who, as part of his or her employment with the institution, solicits contributions on behalf of a nonprofit charitable foundation affiliated with that institution, if the foundation is registered and the educational institution is either:
(a) A public school, college, or university operated by the state of Washington, one of its school districts, or a comparable public institution of another state or nation; or
(b) A private entity that is nonprofit and charitable, having a program of primary, secondary, or collegiate instruction comparable in scope to that of any public school or college operated by the state of Washington or any of its school districts.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 19.09.075, [19.09.]079,[19.09.]097 , and [19.09.]520. 12-14-114, § 434-120-100, filed 7/5/12, effective 8/5/12. Statutory Authority: RCW 19.09.097, [19.09.]315, [19.09.]540, 43.07.125. 09-01-106, § 434-120-100, filed 12/17/08, effective 1/17/09. Statutory Authority: RCW 19.09.315 and 19.09.075. 96-10-021, § 434-120-100, filed 4/24/96, effective 5/25/96. Statutory Authority: Chapters 34.05, 19.09, 11.110 and 43.07 RCW and 1993 c 471. 94-01-004, § 434-120-100, filed 12/1/93, effective 1/1/94.]