Once you sign up with Bonfire, you’ll be prompted to connect to an organization.

Choose Nonprofit from the buttons and you’ll be prompted to enter your organization's EIN.

If your organization is already in our system, simply choose it from the options listed.

If you are connected to a chapter-based nonprofit, you’ll then be given the option to select your chapter of the organization:

From there, you’ll have the opportunity to either select an existing chapter, or add a new chapter.

If your organization is not in our system, click “Add my nonprofit to Bonfire” in the alert and provide the requested information.

If you already have a Bonfire account that is not linked to your nonprofit, navigate to the Organization tab in your Dashboard and click the "Add Organization" button.

To verify your connection to the organization, please be prepared to provide one or more of the following:

  • IRS paperwork with your organization's EIN showing nonprofit status (Determination or Affirmation Letters are perfect!)

    • Documentation must verify that your organization matches the input information; your request must be for the exact organization that you work for

  • Form 990

  • Proof that you are employed by the organization in a management/executive position. If your organization is entirely volunteer based, to be approved, the volunteer applying must have an official title. For a full list of approved titles, please see the bottom of this article*

  • That your organization is not fiscally sponsored by another organization

Organizations found through Charity Navigator, also, have the ability to view the Giving Campaigns launched by their supporters to benefit their nonprofit. This gives you the option to send thank you notes and download your supporter list.

Once you have verified your nonprofit organization, you can also connect your organization’s Classy and Bonfire accounts to help promote your organization, and specify where the fundraising efforts will go within your organization.

To find more information about Nonprofit fundraising, or if you need help along the way, send us a message on our contact page. We're happy to help!

* Acceptable roles for approval (name variations are okay): Founder/Co-Founder, President, CEO/CFO, Vice President, Executive Director, Board Member, Treasurer, Fundraising Coordinator/Chair, Director of Development, Director of Operations, Community Development Manager, Admin Director, Principal Officer, Manager of Philanthropy, Controller, Managing Director, Financial Director, Foundation Manager.

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