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.

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!

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Yippiekiyay: Founder of Instant Nonprofit

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.

Now featuring...

We have a diverse team of experienced nonprofit founders, consultants and thought leaders: Professionals who understand the nonprofit world and want to lift you over the many obstacles getting between you and your mission.

Christian LeFer : CEO & Founder of Instant Nonprofit
Christian LeFer

Founder & CEO
Christian has raised millions and run many successful campaigns during his decade-plus of fundraising and creating & marketing solutions to benefit the nonprofit sector. His mission is to empower heroes across the world to make an impact for good. His lifelong battles against Simon Bar Sinister led to expanding civil liberties and as a certified therapeutic foster and adoptive parent . When he's not swimming with his family, Christian might be found in Moab ahead of a cloud of dust trailing from his dirt bike.
Jacqui Long- Instant Nonprofit
Jacqui Long

Marketing & Operations
Jacquelyn Long runs our Marketing and Customer Experience, driving messaging and improving the customer experience. With a passion for human optimization, minimalism,  elevated consciousness and personal integrity, Jacqui brings an ethos to the business that serves everyone. When Jacqui isn't working, she can be found rocking Denver's Cheeseman Park 'hood, petting any dog in sight, or strapped into her snowboard and shredding the slopes of Loveland Pass in the deepest powder she can find.
Jairo East: Design & Solutions - Instant Nonprofit
Jairo East

Design & Solutions
It's pronounced "hi-row".
I branded the new, doing logo and colors, as well as update this website.
I also help our customers crush their goals.

BA in Industrial Design, AA in Audio Engineering from University of Colorado Denver. You guessed it- 
I'm a DJ, but I also do professional lighting and visuals for Beta 2.0 in Denver. Colorado native! Literally high on life.

Oh, and yes, my hair is naturally curly.

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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“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