Many companies have asked us this question recently, and it is important to understand not everyone qualifies for non-profit rates from the US Postal Service.
Only organizations that have a current and valid Non-Profit postal permit can send mail at Non-Profit rates.
Non-Profit mail is a sub-class of Standard Bulk mail and is processed and mailed by the USPS in the same manner as Bulk mail, but Non-Profit postage rates are less expensive than Bulk mail. Organizations such as Charities, Religious organizations, Colleges, and Universities often open Non-Profit postal accounts in order to qualify for Non-Profit postage rates. Non-Profit mail cannot contain any advertising within the mail piece and must have a return address on the mail piece.