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Terms Used In Arizona Laws 44-6551

  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Charitable organization: means either of the following:

    (a) A person determined by the internal revenue service to be a tax exempt organization pursuant to section 501(c)(3) of the internal revenue code. See Arizona Laws 44-6551

  • Contracted fund raiser: means a person who for profit either solicits directly or employs, procures or engages another person to solicit for a charitable organization. See Arizona Laws 44-6551
  • Person: means an individual, corporation, partnership, association, joint stock company or trust, limited liability company, government or governmental subdivision or agency or any other unincorporated organization. See Arizona Laws 44-1801
  • solicitation: means a request of any kind for a contribution or a request for the purchase of goods, tickets or services for a charitable purpose. See Arizona Laws 44-6551

1. "Charitable organization" means either of the following:

(a) A person determined by the internal revenue service to be a tax exempt organization pursuant to section 501(c)(3) of the internal revenue code.

(b) A person who is or who is held out to be established for a benevolent, educational, philanthropic, humane, scientific, patriotic, social welfare or advocacy, public health, environmental conservation, civic or other eleemosynary purpose or a person who in any manner employs a charitable appeal as the basis of a solicitation.

2. "Contracted fund raiser" means a person who for profit either solicits directly or employs, procures or engages another person to solicit for a charitable organization.  A contracted fund raiser does not include a lawyer, investment counselor or banker who advises a person to make a charitable contribution, a bona fide salaried officer, employee or volunteer of a charitable organization or a person the contracted fund raiser employs, procures or engages to solicit.

3. "Independent solicitor" means a person who for profit engages to solicit on behalf of a charitable organization or on behalf of a contracted fund raiser.

4. "Solicit" and "solicitation" means a request of any kind for a contribution or a request for the purchase of goods, tickets or services for a charitable purpose.