Friday, August 1, 2014

Your SOS Certificate of Registration and Sour Milk

It happens; we have all done it: forgotten milk in the fridge that goes bad, expires.

If you had milk that was expiring on 6.15.2014, would you continue to drink it on 8.20.2014? You could but it would probably be pretty gross; thus no longer serving its original purpose of being healthy and delicious.

As a person who always found the concept of the “renew by” date on the Secretary of State (SOS) Certificate of Registration for charities and fundraisers a little confusing, it helps me to compare it to this concept of milk expiring.

Think of the “renew by” date on your Certificate of Registration as an expiration date. If you had milk that expired on 6.15.2014, you would make sure that you bought more milk with an expiration date later than that.

Your organization’s SOS Certificate of Registration is pretty similar. If your “renew by” date expired on 6.15.2014, as long as you file an extension with the Secretary of State’s office before then and the “renew by” date on the new document says 8.20.2014 (or any date after), it meets our SOS Certificate of Registration requirement to participate on ColoradoGives.org. 

So, don’t lose heart getting lost in the dates; and if you do find yourself confused along the way, we’re here to help! Email us at cogives@communityfirstfoundation.org any time. Now keep that “milk” fresh and good luck on updating your ColoradoGives profiles. The deadline to update existing or submit new profiles is August 20, 2014 by 5 p.m.