Start a charity quickly with Ribbon

Use Ribbon to save time, money, and effort when you start a charity with ribbon. Our all-in-one platform gives you the banking, accounting, fundraising, and organizational tools you need to build a successful charity.

Sign up to learn more and join our waitlist

Start a charity quickly with Ribbon

Use Ribbon to save time, money, and effort when you start a charity by connecting with a fiscal sponsor. Our all-in-one platform gives you the banking, accounting, fundraising, and organizational tools you need to build a successful charity under the umbrella of your fiscal sponsor.

Sign up to learn more and join our waitlist

Starting a charity should be easy

We believe starting a new charity should be quick, easy, and effortless. Our platform helps you start a new charity quickly and gives you the tools you’ll need to grow and manage your charity’s operations.

How Ribbon works

When you join Ribbon, you will be presented to all of our fiscal sponsors, so you’ll have your choice of who you would like to partner with and you’ll have the ability to start receiving tax-deductible donations immediately.
You’ll also get access to banking, accounting, management, and fundraising tools all included.

Have an idea

Ribbon helps you start a charity from scratch, whatever your cause or idea is, we help you make it official through fiscal sponsorship.

Partner with Ribbon

Join Ribbon and you can find a fiscal sponsor, making your charity official while avoiding IRS wait times and application processes.

Start your charity

Use our all-in-one platform to manage your nonprofit with tools for banking, fundraising, team member management and more.

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Ribbon charities are faster, smarter, and more efficient
than filing on your own

When you partner with Ribbon you save time, energy, and effort starting your nonprofit. Avoid complicated paperwork and IRS approvals while getting a complete platform for nonprofit banking, fundraising, and management.

501(C)(3) application

5 – 6 month approval period*

Tax-deductible status

$1,200 and $20,000 average startup costs

Custom banking and finance tools

Team collaboration tools

Donor and donation management tools

Fundraising tools

Dozens of external integrations

*average approval process dependent on IRS processing times.

Ribbon charities

Quick approval process

Tax-deductible status

$250+ a month

Custom banking and finance tools

Team collaboration tools

Donor and donation management tools

Fundraising tools

Dozens of external integrations

Avoid back office headaches

Spend less time finding and filling out paperwork, managing funds and people, handling your nonprofit’s back office and more time doing good. Our signup process will walk you through creating your nonprofit, setting up your bank account, and starting your new nonprofit in minutes! 

Tax-deductible donations

Collaborate with teams

Quick and easy banking

Secure document uploads

Simplify your banking with Ribbon

With Ribbon you’ll get the custom banking tools your charity needs to be successful. Ribbon comes wrapped up with all the banking and accounting tools you’ll need to manage your organization’s finances. We’ve partnered with Stripe and Texas Capital Bank to process transactions and secure your financial info. 

Credit card management

Monitor funds and expenses

Pay bills and reimbursements

Review and report on finances

Everything you need to be successful, wrapped up with ribbon.​

Quick and easy banking

We give your organization the banking tools you need to manage, distribute, and receive funds immediately.

Custom donation forms

Receive donations from anywhere on the web with customizable donation forms.

Complete donor management

Manage, sort, and keep track of all your donors from your dashboard.

Fundraising tools

Tools and integrations to build fundraising campaigns and make raising funds easier.

Team member management

Build and manage your nonprofit's team and board with team member management tools, including document storage.

Custom integrations

Connect and integrate to dozens of tools nonprofits use everyday to market and promote their programs.

Make raising and managing funds a breeze.

Ribbon gives you the tools and integrations you’ll need to start a charity. Start receiving tax-deductible donations quickly. Then, extend your reach with custom donation forms, campaign creation, and custom integrations to dozens of marketing and fundraising tools charities use daily.

Custom donation forms

Built in donation management

Campaign creation tools

Integrations with top platforms

Build your perfect team with Ribbon

Use Ribbon to manage your charity’s organization and build the perfect team. Keep track of team members, job titles, roles and responsibilities and more. Upload important organizational documents and improve transparency and efficiency with Ribbon.

Fiscal sponsorship is a legal process where nonprofit organizations agree to sponsor nonprofits, allowing them to receive tax-deductible donations without having to file with the IRS. 

Fiscal sponsorship works great for all types of individuals starting a nonprofit in the U.S. It helps small community groups, temporary fundraisers, and other types of nonprofits get started faster.

In a typical structure, nonprofits file with the IRS to become 503(c)(3)s. This process takes 6 – 12 months and allows nonprofits to be their own entity and start receiving tax deductible donations.

With fiscal sponsorship, nonprofits partner with established organizations to start receiving tax-deductible donations in hours or days, not months.

The fiscal sponsorship model can save organizations time, money, and effort. Typical nonprofits with 6 – 12 months before they can start receiving tax-deductible donations. They also spend thousands of dollars a year managing their nonprofit’s finances and accounting.

Typically fiscal sponsors charge a set percentage fee called an “administrative fee.” Ribbon charges $150+ a month for access to the platform plus, 1% of

Ribbon makes starting a charity easy.​

Ribbon makes it possible to start a new charity quickly. When you join Ribbon, we’ll pair your nonprofit with a fiscal sponsor so you start receiving tax-deductible donations immediately. You’ll also get access to banking, accounting, management, and fundraising tools all included.

Learn more about starting a charity

What is Fiscal Sponsorship?

Fiscal Sponsorship can be an efficient way to raise funds legally for a charitable cause, without having to officially incorporate or wait months and months for the IRS to grant tax-exempt 501(c)(3) status. 

The Differences Between Fiscal Sponsorships and 501(c)(3)s

When starting a philanthropic or charitable venture, you may encounter different options for formalizing your idea. One of those will be to start your own charitable organization and register as a 501(c)(3). Another may be to partner with a Fiscal Sponsor.

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Why You Should Start a Nonprofit

So, you’re wondering if you should start a nonprofit. That’s great! The world needs charitable ventures that support worthwhile causes. Ask yourself these questions when deciding to start a nonprofit.

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Ribbon makes starting a charity easy.​

Ribbon makes it possible to start a new charity in minutes. When you join Ribbon, we’ll pair your nonprofit with a fiscal sponsor so you start receiving tax-deductible donations immediately. You’ll also get access to banking, accounting, management, and fundraising tools all included.

Fiscal sponsorship is a legal process where nonprofit organizations agree to sponsor nonprofits, allowing them to receive tax-deductible donations without having to file with the IRS. 

Fiscal sponsorship works great for all types of individuals starting a nonprofit in the U.S. It helps small community groups, temporary fundraisers, and other types of nonprofits get started faster.

In a typical structure, nonprofits file with the IRS to become 503(c)(3)s. This process takes 6 – 12 months and allows nonprofits to be their own entity and start receiving tax deductible donations.

With fiscal sponsorship, nonprofits partner with established organizations to start receiving tax-deductible donations in hours or days, not months.

The fiscal sponsorship model can save organizations time, money, and effort. Typical nonprofits with 6 – 12 months before they can start receiving tax-deductible donations. They also spend thousands of dollars a year managing their nonprofit’s finances and accounting.

Signup to learn more about Ribbon

Ribbon makes it possible to start a new charity quickly. When you join Ribbon, we’ll connect your nonprofit with potential fiscal sponsors so you start receiving tax-deductible donations immediately. You’ll also get access to banking, accounting, management, and fundraising tools all included.

Signup to learn more about Ribbon

Ribbon makes it possible to start a new charity in minutes. When you join Ribbon, we’ll pair your nonprofit with a fiscal sponsor so you start receiving tax-deductible donations immediately. You’ll also get access to banking, accounting, management, and fundraising tools all included.