National Association of State Charity Officials (NASCO)

Nashville, TN.

This is an association of state offices charged with the oversight of charitable organizations and charitable solicitation. Since the requirements and procedures for forming charitable organizations differ from state to state, as do the registration and filing requirements for organizations that conduct charitable activities or solicit charitable contributions, a key resource on this website is the list by state of the appropriate state agency regulating nonprofit activity. In addition to contact information, a link is provided for each state agency as well. NASCO has other free resources on its website and links to relevant IRS webpages. Congregations with questions about their own nonprofit status, charitable activity or solicitation of charitable contributions will be able to use the NASCO website to locate the correct agency in their state government and to target key IRS information without a lengthy search.