Consumer Resource Guide - For more information on addressing common issues and topics, please review the Colorado Attorney General’s Consumer Resource Guide. Please be advised the information contained within the Resource Guide should not be taken as legal advice. Consumers seeking a legal opinion should consult with a licensed attorney.
Charitable organizations and paid charitable solicitors must register with the Colorado Secretary of State before engaging in fundraising activities in Colorado. Along with registration requirements, charities and paid solicitors are required to annually disclose financial statements to the state which enable donors to review how much of their donation actually goes to a cause along with the overall administration and management costs of the program.
Before donating, consumers should take the extra steps to thoroughly research any organization they are considering well in advance of providing donations. If not, donations may not be finding the right pockets.
If you suspect fraud or wish to report suspicious charitable donations, report it to the Colorado Attorney General.
If you desire a legal opinion or representation relating to your specific situation, we recommend contacting a private attorney or one of the services that provide legal assistance through the local bar association and/or other legal entities.