Non-profits come in many forms. KNOW the requirements and expectations of each before committing to a specific one. As an example:
First, a non-profit may not be IRS-approved. It may have been formed, within a state, with the ‘box’ selected: ‘non-profit’. That does NOT make it an ‘approved’ non-profit nor offer any of the donor benefits donors often expect. CLICK HERE to examine your non-profit.
501c3 Donations deductible; amount above FMV. (NTEE Codes)
501c4 Donations NOT deductible; Boards or industry aggregates.