First, check our list of ministries to see if we're already set up to be able to send non-profit mail for you. If so, just let us know that you'd like to use non-profit postage when you send your letter.
If we haven't sent non-profit mail for your ministry before, we'll need a couple bits of information, which you should be able to get from your main office's mailroom:
The official mailing address for the ministry, as used for non-profit mail. If the non-profit application was filed at a different post office (zip code), we may need the original zip code as well.
The USPS-assigned non-profit authorization number for your ministry. This is not the same thing as the permit number. It will be on the USPS Form 3624 that your ministry should have in its files.
Once we have these two pieces of information, we should be able to send non-profit mailings for you right away.
First-Time Non-Profit Applicants
If your organization does not yet have an authorization by the post office to send at non-profit rates, you will also need to fill out an additional form and provide evidence of your organization's non-profit status.
The easiest way to proceed in this case is to have someone at your organization's main office make a trip to the post office and ask for information on how to get a non-profit authorization. Particularly if your post office has a separate Business Mail Entry Unit, there should be someone there who will be able to guide you through the steps needed.
Once you or they have submitted the application, send us a copy of the form that was accepted by the post office (it will be stamped by them). We'll be able to send mailings for you at the standard rate while the application is pending, and then give you a refund for the difference when the application is approved.
If you or they encounter any difficulties in the process, please feel free to contact us, and we'll help you through the process.