Crowded

Everything you need to start a nonprofit

Forget forms and fees, Crowded will help you launch your nonprofit for as little as $20
Everything you need to start a nonprofit
Everything you need to start a nonprofit
Everything you need to start a nonprofit
Everything you need to start a nonprofit
Everything you need to start a nonprofit
Everything you need to start a nonprofit
Everything you need to start a nonprofit

All the Building Blocks to Start a Nonprofit. For all 501(c) types

“ Opening a new 501(c)(3) nonprofit with Crowded was so simple. We were already gathering donations so we needed to incorporate ASAP. Getting an official bank account set up, with all the necessary forms with Crowded really allowed us to scale our work.”

Dean

Brothers for Brothers Founder

Nonprofit Bank Account

Built-in compliance tools, digital debit cards, online payment collection links and
fundraising all in one place.

Employer Identification Number (EIN)

Creation of official tax identifier
necessary for reporting.

Certificate of Incorporation (COI)

Formal incorporation of your nonprofit
and certificate filed with the state.

Get a Free Nonprofit
Bylaws Template

When creating a nonprofit, creating a set of bylaws is one of the requirements for incorporating. Luckily for you, if you submit your email, we’ll send you a free nonprofit bylaws template.

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Everything you need to start a nonprofit
free bylaws template

How does creating a nonprofit
with Crowded work?

Open a Nonprofit Bank Account

Open a Nonprofit Bank Account

Sign up for a free* nonprofit bank account with Crowded with basic info about your organization.

Get an EIN

Get an EIN

Complete the order form within 2 minutes and expect your EIN in one business day.

Incorporate with Crowded

Incorporate with Crowded

Just provide a name and standard information about your nonprofit and we’ll handle the rest of the incorporation.

Trusted by 700+ independent & multi-chapter orgs

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girl scouts
Carolina Health Samaritan Society, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 1
girl scouts
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stellis
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eller college
Bank Account

Free*

EIN

$20

Incorporation

$95

$0-$25

How we compare for starting a new nonprofit

Crowded
LegalZoom
MyCorporation
NorthWest
Bizee
EIN
$20
$79
$79
$50
$199
Incorporation
$95
$224
$257
$179
$79
Registered agent fee
Free
$249
$120
$125
$119
Total
$115
$552
$456
$354
$397
EIN
$20
LegalZoom
$79
MyCorporation
$79
NorthWest
$50
Bizee
$199
Incorporation
$95
LegalZoom
$224
MyCorporation
$257
NorthWest
$179
Bizee
$79
Registered agent fee
Free
LegalZoom
$249
MyCorporation
$120
NorthWest
$125
Bizee
$119
Total
$115
LegalZoom
$552
MyCorporation
$456
NorthWest
$354
Bizee
$397
Running Profit

Start running your nonprofit with Crowded:

Your questions,
answered.
What is Crowded?

Crowded is a financial platform that offers nonprofit membership groups easy ways to collect, spend and manage money online. 

Some of our standout features include:

  • Accounts that are free to open with no minimum balances & funds that are FDIC-insured up to $250,000 through Blue Ridge Bank.

  • Easy digital officer handovers.

  • Digital & physical Visa® debit cards with budgeted amounts for group member expenses.

  • Unified banking for multi-chapter organizations.

  • Payment collection links for dues, member fees and donations.

To set up a Crowded account for your nonprofit, create a free account online or book a demo with one of our team members for any questions or additional support.

With Crowded, you can avoid constantly transferring funds between payment apps and banks to access your group’s money. Utilizing embedded finances, Crowded enables your group to bank, collect, and spend with just one platform.

We charge little to no fees.

When collecting funds through Crowded, you’ll have the flexibility to decide whether to cover processing fees or let your payers handle them. When we do charge fees, they are fair and competitive with industry standards.

We provide extra fund protection.

Unlike payment collection apps, funds you keep on Crowded are protected with FDIC insurance for up to $250K, and our banking accounts are completely free to set up – we don’t have any minimum balances or subscription fees.

Crowded is available for use by any membership group or nonprofit organization.

We work with a wide range of nonprofit groups, from national fraternities and sororities to individual booster clubs, PTAs, summer camps, sports teams, girls and boy scouts, and college clubs.

If you’re unsure whether Crowded would be the right fit for your group, schedule a time to speak with one of our team members here.

No. To sign up for Crowded’s platform and use our passive fundraising feature, you do not need an EIN.

If you would like to open a Crowded banking account, you will need an EIN. If your group currently does not have one or needs help locating or updating your EIN, Crowded’s team can help

Crowded accounts are free to set up – we have no minimum balances or subscription fees.

What do we charge for?

When collecting payments, we charge 2.99% of the collection amount if paid by card and the lesser of 2.99% or $5 for ACH payments.

You can always choose whether you want to cover these fees or ask your payers to handle them.

View our full fee schedule here.

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Crowded Technologies Inc is a financial technology company and is not a bank. Banking services provided by Blue Ridge Bank N.A.; Member FDIC. The Crowded Technologies Inc.Visa® Debit Card is issued by Blue Ridge Bank N.A. pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A. Inc. and may be used everywhere Visa debit cards are accepted. *There are no fees associated with account opening, but transaction fees may apply; please refer to the Crowded Deposit Account Agreement for more details on account transaction fees.

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