F2. What is a solicitation of support?

F2. What is a solicitation of support?


Short answer

A solicitation of support is any statement (possibly in one or more of any of a variety of forms) made to seek donations.

Long answer

A solicitation of support includes sale of goods and services to raise funds, as well as requests for contributions not involving an exchange. Staff or volunteers of a registered charity or a contracted third party can seek a solicitation of support of the charity’s behalf.  . The charity is responsible for all of its fundraising activities on its behalf regardless of who is performing the activity. It must direct and exercise control over its fundraising activity.
Solicitation of support does not include

  • volunteer recruitment
  • requests for funding from government or from another charity

These activities are not considered fundraising activities. Some charities might classify volunteer recruitment as program activities.