A Professional Fundraising 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 fund raiser for a charitable or religious organization. A professional fund raiser or solicitor plans, conducts, manages, or carries on drives or campaigns of soliciting contributions from consumers for charities or religious organizations. Professional fund raisers 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 fund raiser.
These bonds are also called Professional Solicitor Surety Bonds, Paid Solicitor Surety Bonds and Charitable Solicitation Surety Bonds.