The Hawaii Professional Fund-Raising Counsel or Solicitor Bond is required by the State of Hawaii Department of the Attorney General. The bond amount is set at $25,000. Surety1 can write the Hawaii Professional Fund-Raising Counsel or Solicitor Bond at a cost of $375 for the year.
A professional solicitor is someone who for financial or other consideration, seeks contributors for a charitable organization. This includes any person he or she independently contracts. Meanwhile, the professional fundraising counsel would be someone else. They plan, conduct, manage, advise, consult or prepare materials for the solicitation of donations for said organization. They do this for compensation while avoiding actual soliciting for contributions.
Anyone who wishes to be in either profession must be registered with the Hawaii Tax and Charities Division under the Hawaii Attorney General.
What are the steps to being registered as a Professional Fundraising Counsel or Professional Solicitor in Hawaii?
The registration can be done online through the Professional Fundraiser Registration System. Once the applicant completes that they will also need pay a fee of $250. Finally, the applicant must present a Hawaii Professional Fund-Raising Counsel or Solicitor Bond. This bond also needs to be issued by a company licensed to do business in the state.
The purpose of the Hawaii Professional Fund-Raising Counsel or Solicitor Bond is to protect the public. It assures the state that the applicant will do their duties and responsibilities as professional fundraising solicitors. All while complying to the rules and regulations of the state.
Where do I get a Hawaii Professional Fund-Raising Counsel or Solicitor Bond?
With Surety Solutions Insurance Services, Inc (Surety1), you will only pay a small percentage of the $25,000 bond amount. It typically falls around $375 for the full year but an obligation free quote will be presented first. To get the Hawaii Professional Fund-Raising Counsel or Solicitor Bond, we ask that you complete our online application. With our fast and efficient service, your bond can get approved within one business day. As soon as you pay the quoted amount of your bond and sign the paperwork, we will send the surety bond via USPS Priority Mail or overnight delivery.
Surety1 was established in 2003. Our headquarters are located in California, but we are licensed to operate and issue bonds in all 50 states. Our fast and friendly service has made us one of the top surety bond companies. It also helps us maintain an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau.