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Rated 5.0 out of 5
October 28, 2023

The information Chris provides in a review of the required documents is more than just getting a passing grade from IRS! Chris provides a bit of education, pointing out where certain Form 1023 sections need to be consistent that might not be apparent to the applicant. I am certain Chris’ review of our 1023 Form saved at least one if not more rejections from IRS, just due to innocent mistakes. Pay the few bucks for a fantastic Form 1023 review! You will not be disappointed!

Dave - Tranquility Base USA Inc.

Success in obtaining IRS tax exemption - thanks for your expertise!

Rated 5.0 out of 5
March 17, 2024

Thank you so much for your excellent comments and advice! I received the exemption from federal income taxation approval letter from the IRS dated February 12, 2024 – Hallelujah! It took awhile for the IRS to review and respond – we submitted the application on August 3, 2023. Nonetheless, it is done and you were a BIG part of the process! I believe God led me to your website as I was initially struggling to write the application and its narrative. God bless you as you continue to assist others in the many areas you offer on your website.

D Johnson - Bridgewell Foundation

Great advice! Fast and successful result!

Rated 5.0 out of 5
January 31, 2024

I was very happy to have found this website when starting my form 1023, and we were very happy that we had Chris review our completed form. With his help, our final version turned out much stronger than our original version. We received our successful determination letter much faster than expected, in just one month. I highly recommend these resources and Chris.

Eric Barr - Family First Investigations

Knowledge, Kindness, and Results

Rated 5.0 out of 5
January 27, 2024

This site and Chris are a priceless wealth of knowledge. We started our non profit 1023 journey by using Chris’ site. Studied it, learned it, followed it, etc. We could not have succeeded without this site.

Secondly, we elected to spend the money and have Chris look over our documents. There is no way to express how pivotal this decision was to our success. Chris was direct and insightful and told us straightforwardly what adjustments we needed to make. He made himself available through email and on the phone and did not waste a second of time.

We just received our SUCCESSFUL exempt status this week. And we are so confident it’s because of this site and Chris.

We cannot recommend him more. Not only is he knowledgeable but he cares about non profits and does this work in order to help charities succeed.

Tyce Green - Houston Broadway Theatre

Saved us thousands!

Rated 5.0 out of 5
December 22, 2023

Our lawyer quoted us $8,000 to file our 1023. We wanted to save that money for our programs. Not only did Chris save us that money, it helped me to know exactly what I was doing and not just handing over everything to outside council. Chris explained everything so clearly and thoroughly. We got approved within a week!

Tracy - Women's Weekend Film Challenge

Chris & Form1023.0rg was an awesome & essential part of our successful nonprofit application

Rated 5.0 out of 5
December 15, 2023

Our nonprofit application was complex, as we are a new research organization which will be giving grants to other orgs (some not tax-exempt) so we had to be careful. Chris helped with each step, reviewing our whole app & narrative & draft budget based on his excellent templates and language. Our application was approved in just over 3 weeks (determination letter received!) without any kickback by agents for more information. and Chris are an essential resource in forming nonprofits without hiccups!

Dr. Bruce Damer - Center for MINDS


Rated 5.0 out of 5
December 5, 2023

Initially, I felt overwhelmed by the task of achieving 501 (c)(3) status for my organization. I went down a number of fruitless rabbit holes:Google searches,conversations with friends and families, etc. Then I came across Chris’ website, and I realized that he and his material were the real deal. I followed the instructions as they were laid out on this website. It was a lot of work, but in retrospect it was worth every minute I put into it. Then Chris and I spoke. Without his guidance, I would not have been able to complete the project. He is worth every penny. When I received the IRS approval, I was really happy! I can’t recommend Chris enough.

Doug Willcox - Newburyport Aikido

Gem of a resource!!! So grateful!

Rated 5.0 out of 5
December 3, 2023

When we first looked over Form 1023, being “overwhelmed” was a bit of an understatement. That feeling was compounded by the online search for someone who could offer support and not charge our organization an exorbitant amount. We don’t know how or why this gem of a resource crossed our path, but we could not be more grateful that it did. From the wealth of information and forms Chris offers on his website, to the thorough review of the application and consultations, Chris went above and beyond. He was super responsive with questions we had and gave assurance that he would support us all the way through to approval. Five months after submitting our application, we were delighted to receive our approval letter from the IRS, dated October 17, 2023! We know that we could not have done it without Chris! The donation we made to Chris’ organization feels like our small part in keeping his work alive so that others who share similar missions get the support they need too! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!

Gina Martin-Ryan - Hilltop Academy Inc.

Very fast approval

Rated 5.0 out of 5
December 3, 2023

We’d have most certainly been rejected without Chris’s advice. Instead, our standard 1023 was approved in less than a month from submission.

Van - Cleveland Learning Connection

Incredibly helpful

Rated 5.0 out of 5
October 17, 2023

It was a daunting task but when you have lack of funds on a start up and trying to do the brunt of the work yourself, Chris’ website was an incredible resource. His website is very thorough. Not for the faint of heart, so if you’re willing to put the work in, Chris is the way to go. He had excellent follow through and offered very insightful support. Highly recommend. Side note for those who are suspect… I was too. I did some background research and in the end I felt comfortable. I’m glad I did. We were approved with flying colors for our 501c3. Along with extensive research, Chris was without a doubt one of the main reasons.

Jason - Cleft of the Rock Church

Amazing - Chris' full review is absolutely the way to go

Rated 5.0 out of 5
October 7, 2023

When I first started looking into obtaining a 501(c)(3), it never occurred to me that I could do it myself. I began by looking for services online, but the options I found were expensive, would often incorporate other states, and struck me as a bit gimmicky. A friend who had filed himself convinced me I could do it myself, so my internet searches changed to “How to fill out 1023,” and I came across this website. I could not believe how clearly everything was laid out and explained – incorporating, bylaws, board duties, as well as every question on form 1023.

Any lingering hesitation on my ability to file myself disappeared when I saw that Chris would perform a full document review for an unbelievably reasonable fee.

Long story short, I downloaded Chris’ templates, followed the steps on the website, had Chris review my documents, and received my 501(c)(3) designation letter 4 months later with no questions from the IRS. Thank you Chris!

Benjamin - Saint Andrew's Academy Inc.

So, in short…yes!! Just do it. So worth it.

Rated 5.0 out of 5
September 24, 2023

I have written dozens of government proposals so I felt pretty confident with my submission to Chris for review. He gave me some critical feedback which completely changed the direction and tone of my narrative and cut it down by a couple pages. His advice cleaned up the budget to make it more simply presentable – less information to submit.

I submitted on May 30, 2023. I’ve been waiting for months to hear back from the IRS. It’s been three and a half months so I decided to call them today to check on the status. On the website, before calling to check on status it says to check the Tax Exempt Organization Search tool first.

It turns out, we were issued or status on Jun 2, 2023 – only three days after submitting!

So, in short…yes!! Just do it. So worth it.

Thank you Chris!

Angel - Beyond Liberty


Rated 5.0 out of 5
September 19, 2023

If you don’t use Chris for your full review then you’re wasting time! Initially, we purchased the forms template because it was the path of least resistance and could fill in the blanks quickly.

What you miss is his expertise in what works, what doesn’t and each states different idiosyncrasies. These three alone will save you weeks if not months.

We’ve talked to many people and foundations that have walked the process thru on their own and seeing time tick by – 6 months, 12-months and longer. We did the necessary work up front from early May thru mid August and in less than 45 days later we received our 501(c)3.

Scott - Music Heals Incorporated

Professional, accurate, affordable advice for success

Rated 5.0 out of 5
September 17, 2023

Chris was great. He reviewed our entire application, walked us through each question and explained where corrections should be made. He even provided a template for our conflict of interest statement to ensure we had it right. He gave us great confidence in submitting our application and five months later, we received our letter. Before finding Chris, an accounting firm was going to do this for us but I wasn’t confident that they understood the intricacies of a church vs. other non-profits. By using Chris, we got spot-on advice and a successful submission on the first try at a much lower cost.

Mark - Braving Grace Ministries

Great resources, great support, quick approval

Rated 5.0 out of 5
September 13, 2023

The templates on the website saved many hours of work. Chris’ review of our1023 form was thourough and quick. We got approval in 3 months with no questions asked.

Kurt - Tribute Aviation
IRS Form 1023 Application Review