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LegalZoom.com Empowers Americans to Help Their Community By Launching A Non-Profit Organization

05/26/2009

In This Time of Great Need Non-Profits Needed More Than Ever

(Los Angeles, CA - May 26, 2009) - The economic recession has affected Americans in many different ways. Families are struggling to get by with just the bare necessities; education programs are being cut across the board; people are struggling to provide basic necessities for their families. More than ever people need help and support, making this the perfect time for Americans to join together and provide relief in their community. From starting a food bank to help feed those who have been recently laid off, to creating an after-school program for kids at a local school, LegalZoom.com, the nation's leading online legal document and filing service, provides Americans with an easy resource to quickly and simply give back to their neighbors by starting a non-profit organization.

"Forming a non-profit is a great way to support the community, and LegalZoom makes it as easy as possible for our customer to get the process started," said Brian Liu, co-founder and chairman of LegalZoom.com. "As a non-profit, you're eligible to receive private and public grants and apply for tax-exempt status from the IRS. Plus, you'll be able to solicit tax-deductible donations, which are critical to fundraising efforts."

LegalZoom customers are indeed responding to the need in increasing numbers. In the first three months of 2009, LegalZoom saw a 37% increase in the number of non-profits formed over the same period in 2008.

LegalZoom provides customers an online resource to quickly form a non-profit corporation and prepare a 501c(3) application for tax exemption. Visit the LegalZoom.com online resource center to learn more about the non-profit formation process: http://www.legalzoom.com/non-profits/non-profit-corporation-overview.html.