5-3 Ineligible Mailings
Mail matter associated with joint enterprises between an authorized
organization and a commercial enterprise (or other unauthorized mailer) is
ineligible for the Nonprofit Standard Mail rates. Typically, ineligible
cooperative mailings are arranged as follows:
• Both parties contribute something to the mailing such as:
- A list of names and use of the Nonprofit Standard Mail
authorization by the authorized organization.
- Payment of printing or mailing costs by the commercial enterprise.
• Both parties take something out of the mailing (a share of the proceeds
Example: Ineligible Cooperative Mailing
Authorized organization B and grocery store G agree to prepare
mailpieces for distribution to organization B's members. Organization B
provides its membership list and uses its Nonprofit Standard Mail
authorization to enter the mailpieces at nonprofit rates. Grocery store G
pays the postage and donates to organization B two percent of the
sales to organization B's membership during a 1-year period. Because
grocery store G pays the cost of the mailing and derives benefits from
it, this cooperative mailing is ineligible for nonprofit rates.