Businesses and Professions
Solicitation by Charitable Organizations
R.I. Gen. Laws § 5-53.1-9
§ 5-53.1-9. Contracts of professional fundraisers and fundraising counsel.
(a) No person shall act as a professional fundraiser or fundraising counsel before he, she, or it has a written contract with the charitable organization. A true and correct copy of each contract entered into between a professional fundraiser or fundraising counsel and a charitable organization shall be filed by the professional fundraiser or fundraising counsel who is a party to the contract with the director within ten (10) days after it is signed. True and correct copies of the contracts shall be kept on file in the offices of the charitable organization and the professional fundraiser or fundraising counsel during the term of the contract and until the expiration of a period of three (3) years subsequent to the date the solicitation of contributions provided for in the contract actually terminates.
(b) Every contract between a professional fundraiser and a charitable organization shall contain or shall be deemed to contain a provision that within five (5) days of receipt all funds received from solicitation shall be deposited in a bank account in the sole name of the charitable organization or shall be delivered to the organization for deposit.
History of Section.
P.L. 1999, ch. 152, § 2.