Nonprofits, public schools, and private schools can register for an account to access donor reports in Bright Network! Please note that registration is only available to U.S.-based nonprofits that have a 501(c)(3) public charity status or if they are a public school.

Registering for Nonprofits and Private Schools

You can visit the nonprofit page on Bright Funds here to get started, then follow the steps below:

  1. Click the "Sign In/Register" button, found in the upper right corner

  2. Select the green "Register Now" button on the right hand side of the screen

  3. Make sure "Nonprofits" is selected below the search bar

  4. Search for your nonprofit by name or EIN

  5. Select the blue "Register" button next to your nonprofit's name

  6. Fill out the form on the next page to complete the registration process

Once completed, our team will review the registration information provided. Once the registration is approved, we will let you know, and you will be able to log in and access more detailed donor information, and sign up to receive donations via ACH, if you haven't done so yet.

Registering as a Public School

You can visit the nonprofit page on Bright Funds here to get started, then follow the steps below:

  1. Click the "Sign In/Register" button, found in the upper right corner

  2. Select the green "Register Now" button on the right hand side of the screen

  3. Make sure "Public Schools" is selected below the search bar

  4. Search for your school by name or NCES ID

  5. Select the blue "Register" button next to your school's name

  6. Fill out the form on the next page to complete the registration process

Once completed, our team will review the registration information provided. Once the registration is approved, we will let you know, and you will be able to log in and access more detailed donor information, and sign up to receive donations via ACH, if you haven't done so yet.

Signed up as a Bright Funds donor on accident?

Please send the below information to convert your account to our team at nonprofits@brightfunds.org, or use the chat bubble:

  1. IRS Letter of Determination

  2. First page of form 990

  3. The email address mistakenly registered as a donor

If you are a public school, please send over the following information:

  1. NCES ID

  2. Letter from the school confirming you are a contact on their behalf

  3. The email address mistakenly registered as a donor

Once received, our team will verify the information and convert your account.

Based outside the U.S.?

Currently, only U.S.-based nonprofits are able to register for a Bright Network account. Keep an eye out for any updates as we hope to include nonprofits based outside the U.S. in the future!


Related articles:

Accessing donor reports

Reading donor reports

Signing up for ACH/EFT/direct deposit

Still need help? Reach out to our team using the chat bubble or

at nonprofits@brightfunds.org.

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