Unified Registration Statement
A state registration form drafted by the Multistate Filer Project (in cooperation with the National Association of Attorneys General and the National Association of State Charities Officials) and now accepted by many state regulators for initial registration and (to a lesser extent) for annual renewal and annual reporting purposes.
Model Charitable Solicitations Act
A model Charitable Solicitations Act drafted by the National Association of Attorneys General in 1986. This law, or something very similar, was adopted by many states. While it is no indication of the law in every state, it provides a useful overview of the ways in which states and many localities attempt to regulate charitable solicitations.
A statement of principles devised by the National Association of State Charity Officials regarding the way charitable solicitations conducted over the Internet should be regulated. The Charleston Principles are not law, but most state regulators abide by them in regulating online charitable solicitations.