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The Nonprofit FAQ: U S Postal Service

Select an FAQ   (11):

Are Postal Rates Available Online?
The Postal Service has a website with a rate calculator, ZIP Code Lookup, and other useful information: http://www.usps.com/
Can we allow other organizations to use our nonprofit mailing permit?
Only if the other organizations are also authorized to mail at nonprofit rates.
Can we allow other organizations to use our nonprofit mailing permit?
Only if the other organizations are also authorized to mail at nonprofit rates.
Can we get bulk mail at lower rates while our 501(c)(3) is pending?
The Postal Service and the IRS have different rules and standards
How Can I Track Postal Issues Affecting Nonprofits?
The Alliance of Nonprofit Mailers is an information and advocacy group that focuses on postal rates and related issues.
How should we handle bulk mailings?
Strong recommendations to hire a mailing service
Purging Mailing Lists
Advice on what to do with a list that's out of date.
Should we conduct a raffle?
There are a lot of hoops to jump through.
What about getting a nonprofit bulk mail permit?
The important thing to remember is that the Postal Service rules and the IRS rules are not the same.
What actual steps do I take? Which filings come first?
The practical details (in the USA) of incorporating a nonprofit and filing for tax-exempt status and a nonprofit mailing permit.
What are Options for Nonprofit Mailing
It's worth doing some research to save both time and money