INN members get discounted charity registration service


LOS ANGELES — Dec. 11, 2017 — Members of the Institute for Nonprofit News can receive discounted charity registration and compliance services under a new partnership between INN and Charity Compliance Solutions announced Monday.

Nonprofit news organizations are required to register in any of 41 states if they actively solicit donations or have donors residing in those states. As public support grows for nonprofit news organizations, those expanding fundraising through email and other campaigns often need to register in multiple states..

The growth of online donations has made compliance even more of a challenge, and many nonprofits find it more cost- and time-effective to work with a charity registration firm than handle their own registrations throughout the year.

INN is pleased to partner with CCS to offer discounted registration for INN members.  The more members who utilize CCS, the greater the potential group discount. To receive the INN discount, members should complete a request for service . Members must mention INN membership to qualify for the special rate.

INN also will host a training webinar for INN members on registration requirements, led by CCS, “The Do’s and Don’ts of Charity Registration” for INN members on Jan. 17, 2018 at 1 p.m. EST. Register for the webinar here.

The training session is free and open to all INN members; there is no obligation to use CCS services. Further information about charity registration can be found at:


Guidestar on State Charity Registration

National Council of Nonprofits

State by state links from the National Association of State Charity Officials

If you are fiscally sponsored, your registration probably is covered by your fiscal sponsor. Check where your sponsor is registered.


About INN:

The Institute for Nonprofit News is a growing national network of more than 140 nonprofit news organizations dedicated to providing investigative and public service reporting. INN was founded in 2009 to foster a new collective of newsrooms serving the public interest. Today it functions as an innovation network, helping members develop new ways to support journalism and engage communities, providing  business, technology and leadership support and a framework for collaboration. INN’s work helps newsrooms bring investigative and civic news to more people, hold the powerful accountable and strengthen democracy. More information can be found at

About Charity Compliance Solutions:

Charity Compliance Solutions offers the highest quality of service to charitable organizations giving their clients more time to work on their charitable programs. CCS is known for their timeliness and comprehensive system which ensures that their clients no longer have to worry about procedures, law changes, local agents or due dates.  To contact CCS please call (855)-400-5855.

For more information contact INN’s Director of Programs and Services, Fran Scarlett at