Professional Solicitors in Pennsylvania must register with the Department of State. The surety bond is also sometimes referred to as a professional fund raiser bond. The bond amount required by the Department is $25,000. The bond states that the bond holder, or Principal, will follow the provisions of all the laws of this Commonwealth and the rules and regulations promulgated by the Bureau of Charitable Organizations, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, as a Professional Solicitor. The cost of this bond starts as low as $375 for the year with a filled out application!