Starting off right is the first step in getting donor support.
You're eligible for state, federal and certain other income tax exemptions.
Contributions to certain types of nonprofits are tax deductible.
Members and directors are shielded from personal liability for the nonprofit’s actions.
The term 501(c)(3) refers to a specific IRS tax code. To qualify, the nonprofit must meet IRS requirements. If your organization qualifies, we’ll help complete and file your application.Learn more about nonprofits
Only qualified nonprofits can receive grants from other nonprofits and government agencies. Also, contributions to qualified nonprofits are deductible on the donor’s income tax returns.Ways to raise money for your nonprofit
+ state fee
Preliminary name clearance
We'll check your state's database to make sure your name is available.
Articles of incorporation filing
We’ll create your corporate formation documents and file them with your state.
A document specialist makes sure your work is consistent and complete.
20 membership certificates
Custom-printed with your organization's name and state information.
FREE nonprofit how-to book from Nolo
How to Form a Nonprofit Corporation is a useful guide to help you get underway.>
+ state fee
Everything from Economy plus:
Deluxe nonprofit kit
Includes customized membership certificates, binder and official seal.
Corporate minutes forms
Maintain official records of your formal meetings and actions taken.
+ state fee
Everything from Standard plus:
3-month trial of QuickBooks Online
Track expenses and more with the easy-to-use accounting software (a $119 value).
Have your nonprofit set up in 7–10 business days or less.
Expedited federal tax ID (EIN)
We'll do the work to get your required tax identification number.
2-day delivery of your final package
We'll ship your final package to you for arrival on the second business day.
30-day trial of attorney advice*
Speak with an independent attorney on an unlimited number of new legal matters.
We're available Mon-Fri 5am to 8pm PT and Weekends 7am to 4pm PT
Our agents are based in California and Texas.
Get legal advice from an independent attorney at a price you can afford.
Pricing starts at $23.99/month
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*Available in most states. Telephone consultations with a participating firm, during normal business hours, of up to one half (1/2) hour each, limited to one consultation for each new legal matter. After the 30-day trial period, benefits to the Business Legal Plan (also Business Advantage Pro) continue automatically for $29.99 per month. For states where Business Advantage Pro is not available, benefits to Business Advantage Standard continue automatically for $7.99. You can cancel by calling (877) 818-8787. For full details, see the Legal Plan Contract and Advantage Terms of Service.