Register easily in your state, or in every state where it's required. Answer a few questions in minutes, we'll do the rest. Yippiekiyay takes care of all of the heavy lifting, dots the I's and crosses the T's for you, so you can "Stay on Mission"!
Certain states require you to have a physical office or appoint a Registered Agent. It's a lot to remember. Our systems take all the guess work out of the process. Our personalized concierge service works closely with you to get it done easily.
We offer a 100% money-back guarantee! If you don't get confirmation of compliance from every required state within 180 days, we’ll refund your money.
If you present virtually any offer inviting people to get involved with your organization, or your organization accepts contributions from residents regardless of their state, you should register. (Low-revenue organizations have a streamlined process, but still must apply for waivers.)
The term solicitation is broadly defined by the IRS to include any conceivable form of requesting gifts.
The IRS is aggressively targeting non-compliant organizations, and the penalties are significant. Average fines range from $1,000 to $10,000, with a recent record high penalty of $40,000 imposed. Attorney fees can cost between $7,000 and $12,000 (in legal costs, plus state filing fees) to handle your compliance – only to start the expensive process all over again next year when re-registration time comes around. The combination of onerous regulations and costly solutions have created a Nonprofit nightmare.
We’ve helped nearly 100,000 people navigate the Nonprofit formation process in 5 simple steps, and then helped many of those organizations obtain IRS Tax-Exempt 501(c)3 Status. We will get your charity registered in every state required, establish a Registered Agent in each state that requires it, and take care of all the other matters of concern to state officials and risk-averse donors – so you can focus on your mission! Our automated custom process saves you time and money—less than one-third the typical attorney fees.
Get full compliance confirmation from every state required within 180 days, or we’ll issue a full refund.
Our custom software automates the process for 2/3 less than the typical $12,000 cost for attorney fees.
40 states have imposed registration requirements on nonprofit organizations, and the process varies widely state by state.
“I had a wonderful surprise when we got back home last night. We have been granted tax exemption from the IRS - in under 2 months. Thanks again and nice job guiding us through this arduous process of acquiring 501(C)(3) status!Elizabeth and Patrick, Overseas Relief
We needed trouble-free IRS approval to meet a grant application deadline. We reviewed several options and went with the Yippiekiyay Formation Package. We got approval in only 6 weeks!Dan, Research Organization
Thanks for your amazing service!
I’ve previously tried to fill out the Form 1023 and have been totally confused. I don’t know what I would have done without the Yippiekiyay system! I received approval super-fast, and appreciated the personal attention that put me at ease!Pat, Private School
As a busy small business owner, I don’t have time for confusing forms or phone tag with the IRS. Thanks to the Yippiekiyay Formation Package, we received our IRS 501(C)(3) in only six weeks, our seed donor matched our funds, and now we’re helping change kids’ lives.Dave, Educational Organization
It’s sad, but budget-starved attorneys-general are ramping up aggressive targeting of non-compliant organizations, and the penalties are significant, even for a first offense.
In an effort to reduce charity fundraising fraud, 40 U.S. states have imposed registration requirements on non-profit organizations – the vast majority of which provide immense benefit to society with total integrity.
The registration process varies widely by state, and further depends on factors including annual revenues and method of fundraising. The resulting patchwork of onerous regulations have created a regulatory nightmare.
State regulators have responded to the virtual media frenzy around high-profile charitable fund-raising scandals by ratcheting up penalties and fines (with a record high of $40,000 for a first time violation). Average fines range from $1,000-$10,000.
Perhaps worse, in many states, even a passive website “donate” button can result in your organization being publicly listed as an “offender” online – alongside fundraising scam artists and convicted felons – and the list of penalties goes on.
The result? The very organizations that can least afford the going rate of up to $12,000 in legal fees for registration can find themselves in the crosshairs.
Most states’ laws are sweeping, so that any tax-exempt organization under 501c3 (religious, educational, charitable, scientific, etc.) or 501c4 (advocacy organizations) must register before soliciting contributions in that state, while the term “solicitation” is also broadly defined to include any conceivable form of requesting gifts:
What’s more, these rules apply whether or not any funds actually change hands!
If you present virtually any offer to invite people to get involved with your organization and/or your organization accepts contributions from residents regardless of the state they live in, you should register (or low-revenue organizations should request waivers) in thirty-nine states plus Washington, D.C.
There are other details, including: Certain states require the organization to establish a registered agent at a physical location for purposes of service of process; additional information required depending on an organization’s contractual relationship with professional fundraisers or consultants; and in certain states, a possible waiver fmay be obtained depending on organization type and annual revenues.
When pursuing compliance, you have essentially two choices:
Our Fundraising Compliance Service will get your charity registered in every state required, establish a Registered Agent in each state that requires it, and take care of all the other matters of concern to state officials and risk-averse donors – so you can focus on your mission!
We have automated the process using custom-designed software, so that you can become compliant – and stay that way – for less than one-third the cost of an attorney. And we offer a 100% money-back guarantee: if your organization does not receive compliance confirmation from every state requiring it within 180 days, we’ll refund your money.
It’s that simple.