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Chris, You are a National Treasure!
You are a National Treasure! You are a man of integrity; a man who shares without expecting anything in return; a man who gives freely of his time to help all of us to begin worthy projects. Thank you for your kind response emails to my questions. I have one more hurdle and hope that you can help me jump it cleanly. I made a small donation but intend to keep making small donations until they all add up to something larger than small. Thank you Chris!
I donated because I knew this will be a good resource.
So, after finding this site, reading all the feedback (loved the one where you put the person in their place; thanks for being real, Chris Sorbi), and realizing I will be using this extensively, I donated because I knew this will be a good resource. I figured that I could pay an attorney AT LEAST $2,000 that I don’t have to file my paperwork for me, or I could make a small donation to keep this site alive and say thanks for the help.
So, get this: I donated less than a tenth ($200) of what I could have paid to an attorney. It’s after 10 PM, and I get an e-mail from Chris Sorbi minutes later thanking me for my generous donation and asking me if I meant to donate that much and that he’d be happy to refund my donation if the amount was made in error.
I knew I felt good about donating, but now I know that I’ve never made a better choice. If anyone wants me to forward the e-mail, contact me: lleavitt@sileducation. I can’t believe it. I also already have the email with the links for the documents.
Keep up the open source work, dude.
Good luck to everyone in their respective causes!
This site is amazing, thank you for this. What a resource!
I’m in the process of filing Form 1023, and your information/direction is helping tremendously. I donated, and will continue to regularly support this site as my organization develops because I will be regularly coming back!
Thank you so much for helping others be successful with fulfilling their goals by putting up this site.
Thank you so much for helping others be successful with fulfilling their goals by putting up this site. I am truelly grafeful that you cared enough to show others get a little closers to what they are trying to do. I will make a donation to this site very soon.
I am very grateful. I can’t wait to make a donation.
I also agree with what the other person said earlier about how attorneys and others charge a ridicilous amount to help. However you cared. I am very grateful. I can’t wait to make a donation.
I can’t thank you enough for this website.
I can’t thank you enough for this website. I have been struggling with our 1023 for months. I don’t think I would have ever been able to do it without your wonderful explanations. People like you make this world a better place.
Thank you so much,
Concerning the “do not copy and paste”
Concerning the “do not copy and paste”…I’m almost to the point of sending you all of our documents to review. I did however copy and past portions of your information..I’m just about burned out on putting this together, and just want it over with. I did, where it was most important, put things in my own words. Will this somehow disqualify me since some of it is word for word from you??? (tell me it isn’t so)
Your page was like an oasis
In order to figure out 1023 form, since January this year, I have talked to friends of friends, attorneys and CPAs. Your page was like an oasis, however. It answered all my questions and gave me peace of mind. Now, I am actually able to work on my application. Attorneys and CPAs charge ridiculous amounts.
Thank you for the very helpful and informative website.
Thank you for the very helpful and informative website. I also enjoyed your eyeopening and terrifying read on church tax-exemption.
Amazing site and I appreciate the work – that’s a LOT of work.
The most helpful thing is knowing why each question is asked – extremely helpful when constructing answers. I volunteered to help out a local wild bird rescue organization and spent weeks using the site, step by step. I mailed the application on February 19 and the group received their determination letter May 20 – no questions asked! Awesome! Just sent off a small donation!
I don’t believe in my eyes that this grade of useful information would be free to public! Thank you!
One quick question. If I copy and paste the examples you provided here, will it cause any issues with IRS guys, assuming that many folks must have done the same thing as I might to favor, so the IRS may have hundreds of same stories except the names, of course?
I am soooooooo thankful for you and all the time you have put into this site.
My business partner and I have been working months on our 501(c)(3) application and I was researching some more tonight and came across your website. We are in connection with a lot of organizations and people trying to obtain their 501(c)(3) I will certainly without a doubt refer them to your site for any help! It has been soooooooooo much help to us and I am soooooooo thankful for you and all the time you have put into this site. We will certainly be submitting our stuff for review to you but I just wanted to send a quick thank you to you for doing this!
I found this site a major help in completing my 1023 that I donated to your cause.
Thanks again. I have a question for you. If I received acknowledgement of receipt of my application in December 2012, and the acknowledgment states that I should hear something in 90 days if the application fall into the first two groups.
It has been approximately 100 days, and I have not heard anything. Is it warranted to assume that my application has fallen into the third group (needs more development); hence the reason why I have not heard anything from the IRS?
Wake up people, let’s all do our part.
I have been using information from this website and have pitched in what I could. While reading all those wonderful comments about how helpful it is I cann’t help but wonder why none of you could spare 5 or 10 bucks to help out the creator? Do you have any idea how much it would cost to hire anyone to help you out? Frankly, I am disappointed how easy we forget that while we need help of this kind, so does the creator of this great website in a form of a small donation. Wake up people, let’s all do our part. Just a little from each one of us would make a huge difference to the one who was so generous towards us. What would you do if he finally decided to sell the thing to the lawyers because he got frustrated with all of us so sweetly mooching of his info. Please, donate. It’s the right thing to do. Thank you.
I agree Lady K….donation made. Thank you!