Launch Your Nonprofit with Our 501(c)3 Services 

All great movements in history started with a bit of moral outrage.

Our battle cry is, "It shouldn't be hard to do good!"

We take care of the paperwork and process, so you can focus on your mission.

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We started with a simple idea - that paperwork and confusion shouldn’t stop you from making the world a better place.

When we began in 2012, starting a nonprofit organization and getting 501(c)3 Tax-Exempt Status had become too complicated, expensive, and time consuming. Many nonprofit founders were forced to give up before their dream saw the light of day. We have changed that forever!

Like you, we’re taking a stand to make the world a better place - that’s why our mission is to care about YOUR mission! Our technology is simple to use, and we focus on the human touch. We understand what it takes because our team has been right where you are now. So come on - take one small step for a human (you) giant leap for humankind!

Instant Nonprofit!

Instant Nonprofit  Headquarters

Address:  201 Milwaukee Street Suite 200
Denver, CO 80206

Your Instant Nonprofit Team

Our team consists of a multidisciplinary crew, passionate
about making a difference by supporting you in your mission.

Christian LeFer
Founder and CEO of InstantNonprofit, Christian LeFer has a burning passion for bringing out the undiscovered greatness in others.

Christian’s passion is to help founders stay “on mission” by providing the path to form and grow a nonprofit according to their vision and calling.

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Christian Shares: “I love my three children, feel most alive when I am coaching, writing and speaking, and feel most free when I am dirt biking and snowboarding! Let's channel our efforts together to transform ourselves, the world, and our quantum future!” Yuck. New quote coming.

Fun Fact - Christian is an avid dirt-biker and snowboarder


Séverine Naessens
Operations & Special Projects Manager, Séverine is passionate about communication and has a gift for creating structure and clarity. Séverine supports our CEO in translating his passion and creativity into structured projects while making sure the operation runs smoothly. She also provides our team with all-round support. She cares deeply about bringing joy into all aspects of life, including business, which translates into making sure everyone’s job becomes easy to execute.


Nesta Alcime
Filing Specialist, Nestha is passionate about mental health, her kids and learning new skills.

She cares about her job as a filing specialist because of the opportunity to influence a wide range of services to a diverse population that we serve.

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Nestha Shares: “ I love to make a difference for others and contribute to a larger purpose within their organization.”

Favorite Quote: “Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” – Barack Obama

Fun fact - Nestha is the 5th out of 9 siblings (a true teamplayer)

Nathaniel “Nikko” Parking

Virtual Support Specialist, Nikko is passionate about his family, health, visual arts and traveling.

He cares about the opportunity to help people make a positive impact around them, and appreciates the professional and personal development that brings along.

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Nikko shares: I love this phrase from Sarah Downey-Robinson, “If the idea is one that truly speaks to you and if the idea is one that you know is going to change lives in a positive way, why would you keep it to yourself?...Just go ahead and do it”.

Favorite quote: "I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination." —Jimmy Dean

Fun Fact: I had an emo phase in high school and was the vocalist of an emo band


Cindy Mejia

Customer Fulfillment/Payroll Specialist, Cindy is passionate about health and fitness, learning new things and her family. She sincerely cares about solving problems, creating solutions and making sure our customers know they are in good hands.

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Cindy Shares: “People will soon forget what you said. They will never forget how you made them feel.”

Favorite quote
“Destiny is not a fixed destination – it is what you create." -Sadhguru.

Fun Fact: Cindy is addicted to True Crime podcasts

Matthew J. Peters

Director of Marketing, Matthew loves connecting people with their mission and fueling it with self-inspiration. His goal at InstantNonprofit is to communicate in such a way that big hearted people, passionate about improving the world, clearly understand how painless starting their own nonprofit can be with InstantNonprofit.

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Favorite Quote: “The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention." - Oscar Wilde

Fun Fact - Matthew is a musician and award winning video producer


Sergio Chavez

A digital marketer for 14 years. Sergio has been creating value in over 40 different industries.

The latest iteration of his career has been running media in all the major channels, Google, YT, Facebook, IG, Linkedin, and TikTok.

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After 5 years and more than 10 million dollars in media spend Sergio is a seasoned media buyer ready to take on any challenge in the industry.

Favorite quote: We see in others what we hold dear in our hearts.

Fun Fact: Sergio likes to hang upside down like a bat once in a while


Sayan Mukherjee, Webmaster. Sayan loves to assist people in growing their businesses.

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Favorite quote: “If there is no struggle, there is no progress.” —Frederick Douglass

Our Founder's Story

A decade ago, I volunteered to start a nonprofit with a group of friends. “How hard can it be?” I asked. After submitting the application, I became morally outraged at the brain numbing process, and the 12-months-plus approval timeline.

I called the number of our faraway IRS agent - but after waiting days for a response only to miss the returned call, I decided to dial nearly 50 similar phone extensions (changing the last few numbers) in the IRS Exempt Organizations department, asking dozens of questions to learn how to get a fast approval. 

I documented the process I had developed, formulated what we still call “a love letter to a bureaucrat” - the perfect 501(c)3 Application, and immediately produced consistent 30-to-60 day IRS approvals. Requests for help started coming in, and I went from “blogger” to “businessman”. 

Today, with an efficient tech-enabled process, 100% IRS approval guarantee, and a staff committed to our credo that “It shouldn’t be hard to do good”, we’re the # 1 most highly rated 501(c)3 service in the niche.

When I'm not at the office, I speak and write on nonprofits and social enterprise based on my track record of starting nearly 3,000 nonprofit 501(c)3 organizations, in addition to a decade of fundraising and copywriting for myriad causes. 

My Big Bet: The social enterprise founder is the superhero of this new era. As classic “norms” and institutions fall away, personal values have emerged as the basis for identity. Welcome to the convergence of cause and commerce. #LetsBuildThis

Founder, Student of Zen and history. Rutgers, cum laude, Apple snob, motocrosser, proud dad of three.

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Advisory Board

Jason Collins- Advisory Board - Instant Nonprofit
Jason Collins
Husband, dad, geek, innovator, problem-solver - and whiskey aficionado - Jason Collins, known as "JC" around the Denver tech community, is heavily involved in building, mentoring, and coaching startup founders, CEO's and engineering teams. JC evangelizes innovation as a way of thinking and culture as a strategy. Jason is Chief Engineer at "startup" iTriage (acquired by Aetna).
Shannon Stone, MBA
Shannon is Senior Relationship Manager at AMG National Trust Bank where she advises businesses how to streamline operations utilize technology to optimize returns. She loves staying active in the Denver business community, including RVC Board & Corporate Tee Box, and is a recovering perfectionist who is passionate about life, love and laughter: all important considerations when raising two boys, ages 5 and 16, and a puppy.
Ed Powers- Advisory Board - Instant Nonprofit
Ed Powers
Ed Powers is a consultant specializing in customer retention and loyalty in the subscription economy. He’s a serial entrepreneur with experience in the nonprofit sector, having led the go-to-market plan for Getaway 2 Give Collection, a company combining luxury travel with charitable giving. When he’s not helping early stage companies grow, he participates in many organized bike rides benefiting Colorado charities.
Greg Katai- Advisory Board - Instant Nonprofit
Greg Katai
With 20 years experience spanning IBM, Silicon Graphics, & Agile Software - as well as several startups and as founder of a >$100M consultancy he later exited, Greg knows how to drive revenues in concert with broader company goals. A executive who's not afraid to roll up his sleeves, his strengths lie in sales, mobile & enterprise software, hardware, consulting, business management. He is happiest when attached to a bicycle.
John Daniel Dan Reed- Advisory Board
John Daniel "Dan" Reed
With 15 years of social enterprise fundraising & marketing experience, including as Chief Development Officer with Morris Animal Foundation - and as founder of Seed, a professional development firm raising the "best practices" bar for nonprofit fundraisers - Dan holds broad expertise in nonprofit management. He serves on the board of several Denver charities, and otherwise toggles between sloppy kisses from his adorable daughter and 114-pound "Newfie".

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