Nonprofit Management


Charitable registration requirements vary from state to state and are expensive and time-consuming to handle in-house if you are fundraising (including online) in more than a handful of states. Charitable organizations are required to register with states prior to solicitation of contributions. In 41 states, registration is required.

Services include:

-Completing initial/renewal state registration forms for the states where members wish to solicit contributions. This includes attachments, client copies and pre-addressed envelopes.
-Preparing and filing registration extensions with the states
-Liaison between the organization and the State regulators
-Updating States with any organizational changes
-Providing quarterly status reports
-Maintaining current State filing requirements
-Tracking State approvals and deficiencies

About: If you are fundraising nationally, Charity Compliance Solutions, Inc. (CCS) is a full service company aimed at getting and keeping your organization in IRS and state compliance.

Rate: CCS’ negotiated fees for INN members are $120 per state. For members with a national presence who need to file in all 40 states plus the District of Columbia, the maximum fee is $3,995 per year- a savings of more than $800 per year. CCS is not responsible for the state filing fees, late fees or registered agent fees. You must mention INN membership to qualify for the special rate.

Get Started with Charity Registration Services



INN provides fiscal sponsorship opportunities for start-up organizations that meets INN Membership guidelines. Fiscal Sponsorship with INN allows the organization a charitable umbrella while ensuring editorial independence. INN offers fiscal sponsorships to qualifying organizations that apply. To start programs more quickly, many nonprofits–startups and commercial companies converting to nonprofit-status–seek a "fiscal sponsor." A fiscal sponsor is an established 501(c)(3)-certified organization that accepts funds on behalf of the sponsored program and ensures the funds are spent to advance the program’s mission. This allows new nonprofits to receive tax-deductible donations while they are ramping up or their status is pending with the IRS.

Services include:

-Fiscal sponsorship of your organization, short term or long term
-No minimum revenue requirement
-Low administrative fees
-2 hours of accounting services per month included
-Monthly reporting
-Charity registrations in all 41 jurisdictions
-On-line donation forms embedded on your own website (note - this should be doable next week)
-Low on-line donation processing fees
-Thank you letters to all donors contributing over $250

Rates: $500 setup cost to cover bookkeeping and banking enrollment, plus additional fees

Apply for Fiscal Sponsorship


HR Leadership Coaching

This program is designed to support established and emerging leaders to be more effective, confident and creative. Through individualized coaching over a period of three months, leaders will be better able to deliver results while balancing needs for self-care and reflection.

Services include:

-Goal setting
-Shifting mental and behavioral blocks
-Action steps

About: Madhu Krishnappa Maron is the Founder of MadhuCoach, a coaching and consulting practice dedicated to supporting individuals and organizational leaders on the path to transformation. She merges expertise as a Human Resources professional with stellar coaching skills and a belief in her clients’ innate resourcefulness to help them envision and make changes they never thought possible. Prior to becoming a coach, Maron spent seventeen years as a Human Resources professional, working with The Associated Press, Standard & Poor’s, Henry Ford Health System (Detroit), the New York City Economic Development Corporation and other organizations.

Rate: $725 for INN Members and $900 for non-members/nonprofits

The package includes the following:

-Six one-hour coaching sessions to be conducted via Zoom over the course of 3 months.
-A 30-minute consultation with the leader’s manager to ensure coaching goals are mutually understood and agreed upon.
-Email and phone/text support between sessions

Sign up for Leadership Services



INN has established relationships with multiple leading providers of insurance for media and nonprofit organizations, leveraging the size of our network to obtain preferred policies for our members and allied journalism organizations. The program is open to all INN members and members of partner networks, including the Local Independent Online News Publishers (LION Publishers) and The Media Consortium. Learn more about these services here: INN Insurance Resources and Preferred Provider.

Services include:

-Media liability, which protects companies and individuals against claims made by clients for inadequate work or negligent actions, often covering court costs and any settlements up to the policy limit.
-Directors and officers, which provides necessary coverage to your officers and board who are assuming personal liabilities in order to serve your organization.
-General liability insurance, which protects against injuries or accidents that may occur on your company’s property.

Get Started with Insurance Services



Heartland Payroll is offering special pricing for all INN members to help them keep their payroll costs down.

Services include:

-Full tax service where they handle all deposits and filings
-Single points of contact in sales and operations
-Direct deposit
-Electronic onboarding
-New hiring reporting
-Employee portal

About: Heartland provides employee payroll services to entrepreneurs ranging in size from small to large, including
Rate: 30% off normal processing fees. Normal set-up fee of $200 is also waived during this promotion.

Weekly Payrolls: $35 base fee + $2 per check
B/W or S/M Payrolls: $45 base fee + $2 per check
Monthly Payrolls: $55 base fee + $2 per check

Example 1: Bimonthly payroll with 5 employees would cost $55 per payroll or $110 per month.
Example 2: Weekly payroll with 12 employees would cost $59 per week.

Sign up for Payroll Services