“A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAYBE BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE (800-435-7352) WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE”
The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services mandates registered charities to place above text on various page/forms of your organization’s website. You would also make sure that the phrase is printed on your collateral pieces about donations and your confirmation letters you send to your donors.
You need to ensure that the complete text is displayed in it’s required spelling (ALLCAPsP, together with your organization’s registration number. You can look up your registration number at “Check-A-Charity” on the FDACS website.
Jim O’Reilley wrote about the state compliance requirements in his blog post here: Donate Now Button a Problem?
Step-by-Step Instructions on how to it to the Sidebar
Go to Appearance > Customize
Select “Sidebar” – You might see more than one widget section listed
Use “Add Widget” button
Now this list of available widgets can be quite long. Type “Text” into the Search box above the list.
- Add your Florida Charity Number into the title field and place the full text in the box underneath.
- Click on Save & Publish
You are now able to inspect your widget in the preview window of your customizer