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Starting a nonprofit doesn’t have to be rocket science

If you’re ready to start a nonprofit, whether you want to start a 501c3 or a 501c4, our nonprofit attorneys are here to help. We’ve helped over 400 nonprofits in 49 states complete the legal paperwork to get tax exempt status. Charitable Allies can help by incorporating in your state, obtaining an EIN, creating corporate documents, and applying for tax exempt status.

The legal requirements for new charities can be overwhelming, but we’re here to help you through each step of the way. Contact us today to learn how about the process, timeline and cost of starting a nonprofit with the help of our legal team.

Comprehensive services to start your nonprofit the right way

You’ve got a great cause. Now it’s time to put it into action. Our compassionate staff will take care of the legal paperwork so you can focus on serving your community. We help with every step of the nonprofit startup process in all 50 states including:

Incorporating with your state
Filing for 501c3 tax exempt status
Obtaining an EIN
Creating bylaws, a conflict of interest policy and organizational actions
Drafting OFAC compliance policy for organizations doing international work
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Starting a 501(c)(3) is as easy as 1, 2, 3

Request a Consultation

Request a free 30 minute conversation with our team. We'll discuss the timeline, cost and process of creating a public charity, private foundation, or other tax exempt organization.

Create Organizing Documents

Once you've provided our team with some information, we will draft your articles of incorporation, bylaws, conflict of interest policy, organizational actions, and we'll obtain an EIN for your nonprofit startup. We can help start a nonprofit in any state!

Apply for 501c3 Status

The last step is to file the right form with the IRS. Whether it's the 1023, 1024, or 1023-EZ, we can help you select the right form and we'll get it completed for you. Once you review and sign off on it, we'll submit it to the IRS so you can get your determination letter as soon as possible.

Why Us?


Affordable Guidance

We offer our nonprofit attorney services “low-bono” rates (at or below 50% fair market value) because nonprofits and charities deserve guidance they can afford.

A Nonprofit’s Perspective

We’re a nonprofit that serves nonprofits—we understand the unique challenges facing nonprofit organizations today.

Comprehensive Legal Service

We provide assistance when getting your organization started, but we’re happy to be your allies on an ongoing basis. When you have legal needs or questions, you’ll have a person on our team to call.

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Need help with your nonprofit startup? Reach out today!

Schedule a free 30-minute consult with one of our staff once you’re ready for help with the legal paperwork.

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