This article goes over the registration process for a Chapter, an Affiliate or a sponsored organization of a larger organization. For example, the "Texas Chapter" for a Nonprofit that operates nationally. If you work for a chapter, we will only grant you access to that local chapter.
You will need order to register as an admin in order to manage your organization's page, verify volunteer hours, and view payment details for any check(s) you receive.
Our registration process to become the admin consists of 4 parts:
- Creating an account at https://nonprofit.yourcause.com
- Confirming your email address
- Locate and claim your organization
- Submit documentation for YourCause to approve
Part 1: Create an Account
You will https://nonprofit.yourcause.com and click on 'Sign Up'. Fill out the necessary fields and click on 'Continue'.
The next screen will ask you if you received a check from us. If you have, you can enter the details in order to bypass Part 3 of registration. This step can be skipped if needed.
On the final screen, you will click on 'Create account' in order to confirm your email and move on to Part 2.
Part 2: Confirm Your Email Address
In order to ensure your email is valid, we will send you an email to confirm your email. Once you receive the email, click on 'Confirm my email address'. If you do not receive the email within 20 minutes and have checked your spam, please contact us. This would indicate that your email provider needs to add YourCause as an approved email sender.
Part 3: Locate and Claim Your Organization
Once you verify your email address, you can log into the site using the email and password created in Part 1. Click on 'Claim my Nonprofit' to get started. Please note that if you entered check information in Part 2, you can skip ahead to Step 4: Contact Information.
Step 1: Country
Select the country your organization is located in and the option that best represents your organization.
Step 2: Organization Type
Select the second option option. Please note we have help text over to the right that goes over the difference between the two options.
Step 3: Search for My Parent Organization
Search and locate your parent organization. You can search by EIN or by name. If you are unable to locate your organization, please click on the option 'I can't find my parent organization' to contact us.
Step 4: Search for My Organization
We will pre-populate the organizations that are on file with YourCause. You can filter by state. If your organization is in the list, choose 'This is my chapter'. If you can't find your organization in the list, select 'I can't find my organization'.
Step 5: Contact Information
Step 6: Verify Your Identity
Upload your Role Verification and 501(c)3 Letter of Determination. View the help text on the right for examples of what you can use for this step. For volunteers or smaller nonprofits, you can use our Sample Role Verification Letter.
Part 4: Submit Documentation for YourCause to Approve
Once you submit your documentation, it will be sent to YourCause to approve. Generally, we review and approve requests within 24 business hours. You'll receive an automated email once your request has been approved.