October 06, 2015 10:15 ET

Nolo and National Corporate Research Join Forces to Simplify Fundraising Registration for Nonprofits

First-Ever, 50-State Digital Subscription Product Enables Nonprofits to Handle Fundraising Registration Tasks With Minimal Cost

BERKELEY, CA and NEW YORK, NY and WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - Oct 6, 2015) - Nolo and National Corporate Research, Ltd. (NCR) today announced a new partnership that vastly simplifies and modernizes the process of keeping current with fundraising registration requirements for nonprofit organizations.

The result of the partnership is Nonprofit Fundraising Registration: Nolo's 50-State Digital Guide, co-authored by NCR's Ronald J. Barrett and Nolo's Stephen Fishman, J.D. This groundbreaking digital subscription product provides all the information nonprofits need to easily handle initial and renewal fundraising registration without having to hire a professional firm. The Digital Guide is available for just $124.99 annually at and will be updated quarterly with new links, changed forms, and the latest information on registration rules and requirements.

"State fundraising registration can be a difficult, confusing and costly process for nonprofits," said Digital Guide co-author Ronald J. Barrett, who is Vice President of Nonprofit Services at NCR. "By partnering with Nolo, we have created a product that enables nonprofits to handle registrations in-house with a minimum of time and effort. This is truly a first-of-its-kind product."

Bringing Together Two Business-Friendly Pioneers
Today's announced partnership brings together the expertise of Nolo, a long-time publisher of do-it-yourself legal guides for consumers and businesses, and NCR, a professional registered agent company that helps businesses comply with countless legal requirements and provides public record transactional services throughout the U.S. and in many other countries. Nolo has been publishing legal guides since 1971, while NCR has been helping businesses with legal requirements and transactional services since 1980.

A New Day For Nonprofits
If a nonprofit solicits donations from the public, it's very likely that it needs to register in one or more states. Failure to properly register can result in fines, penalties and even a requirement to return donations.

Each state has its own rules, forms, exemptions, procedures, and deadlines. Hiring a professional firm to handle registrations can run as high as $10,000 annually -- a prohibitive figure for smaller organizations. Nonprofit Fundraising Registration: Nolo's 50-State State Digital Guide allows nonprofits to register themselves for a fraction of this cost. Included in the product are links to all required forms, and information on filing fees, exemptions, signature and supporting document requirements, filing addresses, filing deadlines, and more for each state. The Digital Guide also contains an overview of the registration process -- the IRS's role, online fundraising, and strategies to avoid unnecessary registrations.

A Product That Never Goes Out-of-Date
Since state charity registration forms, fees, and rules are constantly changing, the Digital Guide comes with an annual subscription that provides users with completely updated information on January 1, April 1, July 1, and October 1 of each year. With these quarterly updates, subscribers will have access to current forms and up-to-date information on state registration rules and requirements. Subscribers will be notified via e-mail to log into their Nolo accounts to access each quarterly update.

"We are ecstatic that our new partnership with NCR has led to the publication of the Digital Guide," said co-author Stephen Fishman of Nolo. "This product truly advances the goal of both organizations to streamline complicated legal tasks for businesses, allowing them to focus on serving their customers and furthering their causes."

In addition to the all-new Digital Guide, Nolo offers a host of legal forms and books to help nonprofits manage their businesses. A full list of these products can be found at

About Nolo
Nolo ( is a leading provider of plain-English legal information and products for consumers and businesses. A subsidiary of Internet Brands, Nolo focuses most of its efforts on its award-winning websites, which feature extensive free content, online tools, and a consumer-friendly lawyer directory. Nolo also develops market-leading software, online legal forms, as well as print and ebooks.

Nolo was founded in 1971 by two legal aid attorneys who set out to demystify the law for people who couldn't afford lawyers. Since then Nolo has produced over 20 million plain-English legal guides across all areas of the law.

About National Corporate Research, Ltd.
Established in 1980, National Corporate Research, Ltd. (NCR) is a professional registered agent company that provides nationwide and international corporate, secured transactions, business license, real property, court, agency, and library services for all industries, including the nonprofit sector. NCR is qualified to act as registered agent in all 50 states and the District of Columbia and provides statutory representation and process agent services for tens of thousands of companies across the country. NCR also offers registered agent services in many other countries throughout the world. In addition to a Hong Kong office, NCR recently opened an office in the United Kingdom to better serve clients on international transactions. For more information, visit its website:

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