A Charitable Solicitation Surety Bond is a type of license and permit surety bond required by government entities to receive a license within that jurisdiction for acting as a professional solicitor or fundraiser for a charitable or religious organization. A professional fundraiser or solicitor plans, conducts, manages, or carries on drives or campaigns of soliciting contributions from consumers for charities or religious organizations. Professional fundraisers or solicitors include not only persons who directly solicit from the public, but others who are compensated to plan or manage a charitable fundraising campaign. Fundraising consultants, counselors and grant writers may fall within the definition of a professional fundraiser.
Charitable solicitation bonds are also referred to Professional Solicitor Surety Bonds, Professional Fundraising Surety Bond and Paid Solicitor Surety Bond.