Technical Support - Digital Guide Subscription With Updates



What is a "Digital Guide Subscription With Updates"?

Nonprofit Fundraising Registration, Nolo’s 50-State Digital Guide is a new first-of-its-kind digital product offered by Nolo. The Digital Guide comes as an annual subscription that includes semi-annual updates in January and July of each year. With these updates, subscribers will have access to completely updated information semi-annually, which is critical for fundraising registration where state rules and requirements are constantly changing. All you need to do to access the most current updated information is to log into your Nolo account on each semi-annual update date.


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What is the difference between Nonprofit Fundraising Registration, Nolo’s 50-State Digital Guide Subscription With Updates and Nonprofit Fundraising Registration, The 50-State Guide the physical book?

Nonprofit Fundraising Registration, The 50-State Guide is a hard copy book that Nolo no longer offers for sale because it hasn’t been updated since the last edition in January 2013. Because state rules for the nonprofit registration process are constantly changing, Nolo decided instead to offer the more user-friendly and easy-to-update 50-State Digital Guide. The Digital Guide is updated semi-annually so subscribers will always have current information on the registration process in every state.


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Why is Nonprofit Fundraising Registration, Nolo’s 50-State Digital Guide Subscription With Updates more expensive than other Nolo eBooks?

Nonprofit Fundraising Registration, Nolo’s 50-State Digital Guide Subscription With Updates is a new groundbreaking digital product offered by Nolo. Through a unique partnership between Nolo and CogencyGlobal, a professional registered agent company that provides nationwide nonprofit fundraising registration services to nonprofits, subscribers will have access to updated information on all the registration rules and filing requirements in every state, including current filing fees, mailing addresses, exemptions, forms, and more. Without information like this, state fundraising registration can be a difficult and confusing process. Professional firms (like CogencyGlobal) charge $5,000 to $7,000 to handle nonprofit registration in all 39 states. With the Digital Guide, subscribers will have all the information they need to handle nonprofit registration in any state on their own easily and confidently.


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Are any other Nolo products currently available as a "Digital Guide Subscription With Updates"?

No. At this time, Nonprofit Fundraising Registration, Nolo’s 50-State Digital Guide is the only Nolo product with this option.
For all other Nolo products, you are welcome to check the updates by category listed on our Legal Updates page here https://www.nolo.com/legal-updates


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How often are updates available?

Nolo will automatically upload an updated version into your Nolo.com account semi-annually, in January and July of each year.


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How will I know when there is an update available?

Nolo will send an email alert to the email address on your Nolo.com account. You then simply log back into your Nolo.com account to download the PDF again. All changes will already be incorporated into the new PDF.


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How do I get the updated versions during the subscription period?

Once an update is available, a new updated PDF will be automatically uploaded into your Nolo.com account, replacing the old PDF. You then simply log back into your Nolo.com account to download the PDF again. All updated information will already be incorporated into the new PDF.


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What do I need to read this file?

A PDF reader program (such as Adobe Reader or FoxIt Reader) needs to be installed on your computer to read the file. IMPORTANT: Be sure to download and SAVE the PDF to your computer first! Then (instead of clicking OPEN from your browser) open it in your PDF Reader program to get the most user-friendly version of the Digital Guide, which will make use of the interactive Table of Contents, new tabs feature, and links.


If you are uncertain how to save the PDF, here's some steps to follow:

  • Hover your cursor over the lower quarter of the window to see if a new set of icons appear.
  • There will be 3 icons in a black background. Click on the floppy disk to SAVE.
  • Most current browsers save all downloads in the Downloads folder, which you can find by clicking Computer > Downloads (from the left side of the Window).
  • If the file is not the first one listed in the Downloads folder, sort by Date modified to find it.
  • Double-click on the file to open it. It should automatically open using your PDF Reader program.

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Will I be able to access older versions?

The registration process is constantly changing, so we do not recommend relying on any older information. Therefore, you will only see the latest version of the PDF in your Nolo.com account so you are always current.

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