How Much Does it Cost to Start a Nonprofit? 501(c)3 Express (VIDEO)

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If you’re starting a 501(c)3 nonprofit and are planning to make 50K or less in annual revenues in any of the first three years of existence, then you qualify for the Express 501(c)3 application package.

We fast-track the application process at a fraction of the cost and we also guarantee IRS approval (or your money back) -so you can be sure there’s no detail left behind.

There are only 3 fees associated with the submitting the 501(c)3 Express application to the IRS.


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1. Secretary of State incorporation filing fee – ranges from $20 – $182

2 IRS filing fee – $275

3. Yippiekiyay service fee -$677 (you can choose a payment plan)

Starting Your 501(c)3 Application

With our InstantNonprofit software, we’ll incorporate your nonprofit and obtain your EIN (included as needed) and complete your IRS Form 1023 Application for 501(c)3 tax-exempt status.

Our smart app only asks you for information relevant to your organization, so you won’t waste any time researching and web surfing. You can also complete it at your own pace and all information is secure and confidential.

501(c)3 Forms

Not incorporated yet? No problem. We’ll set you up for free and obtain your EIN, also known as Tax ID, as part of our 1023 filing services.

  • Incorporation (state)
  • Verify Business Name Availability
  • Preparation and Filing of Articles of Incorporation and Supporting Documents
  • Personalized Bylaws (as applicable)
  • Federal Tax ID (EIN) Obtainment Service
  • Provide & append IRS-required “Dissolution” and “Charitable Purpose” Clause

File Your 501(c)3

We offer the fastest web-based application system for your 501(c)3 application, supported by a personal concierge every step of the way.

  • 501(c)3 Application
  • Complete Form 1023 and Obtain IRS approval of 501(c)3 tax-exempt status
  • Create IRS-Friendly Compensation Policy
  • Create IRS-Friendly Conflict of Interest Policy
  • Create IRS Form 1023 Narrative of Activities with all requirements
  • Board of Directors Decision/Resolution Document Download
  • IRS Form 5768 for 501(h) election (as applicable)

Expert Assistance

After the initial input, your personal nonprofit concierge guides you through the rest of the process by phone or email.

Our 501(c)3 expert will deliver the final draft IRS Form 1023 package as a PDF for your approval. Sign and we’ll ship everything Express to the IRS along with your Filing Fee.

No Hassle Approval

We’ll handle any questions posed by the IRS and provide requested documentation. You will receive your IRS approval letter in the mail. Best of all, our average IRS approval time is 3-10 weeks (our fastest is 9 days). That’s 300% faster than the average  IRS delay.

Meanwhile, you can access useful guidance, tools, and training to focus on your mission. Our customers often rave about how their 501(c)3 IRS approval letter showed up quickly, they didn’t deal with any complex paperwork, and they were able to focus on the programs to serve their communities and raise money quicker.

Finally, if you’re ready to launch your nonprofit, here are the 5 things you’ll need to start your 501(c)3.

To your mission.

Jacqui Long | Yippiekiyay

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