01 ncac 35B .0203          Criteria for applicants

The SECC Advisory Committee shall approve an Independent Organization or Federation for inclusion if the following criteria is met:

(1)           be licensed through the North Carolina Secretary of State to solicit funds, if required;

(2)           be able to maintain the confidentiality of the contributor list;

(3)           not permit payments of commissions, kickbacks, finders fees, percentages, bonuses, or overrides for fund-raising, and permit no paid solicitation by a fund-raising consultant or solicitor in the SECC;

(4)           have a written board policy that assures compliance with all State and Federal laws. Nothing herein denies eligibility to any organization that is otherwise eligible because it is organized by, on behalf of, or to serve persons of a particular race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin or physical or mental disability;

(5)           have contact information available to respond to inquiries from state employees, via email, telephone, or messaging;

(6)           not use SECC contributions for lobbying activities; and

(7)           have a board of directors that contains no less than three persons who meet at least three times a year. The board of directors shall maintain records of all decisions made and make those decisions available to the SECC for inspections if requested.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 143-340(26);

Eff. April 1, 2020.