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How to Prepare Nonprofit Mail

Except for the restrictions on content, mail sent at nonprofit prices looks just like regular Standard Mail. The only difference is the required marking for nonprofit mail. NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION, NONPROFIT ORG, or NONPROFIT must appear:

  • Printed on the mailpiece, adjacent to the postage area.

In addition, the name and address of the nonprofit organization MUST be shown, either on the outside of the mailpiece or in a prominent place on the contents.

Nonprofit mail is sorted and prepared the same way as regular Standard Mail.

For information on nonprofit eligibility see Publication 417, Nonprofit Standard Mail Eligibility, or DMM 703.

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If a return address is included on the mailpiece, then the name and address must be that of the authorized organization.