Cascadia Wikimedians is currently registered as a nonprofit in Washington State. Our next step for fundraising purposes will be to register as a "charity" in Washington State. We have started this process with a request for relevant records from the state Attorney General's Office. After we receive a reply from the AGO, we can complete the remaining steps to become a charity under state law. Charity status will allow us to conduct fundraising activities among the general public in Washington State.
Further down the road is our 501(c)(3) application. We have requested grant funds for the IRS filing fee and for the professional services of an attorney or CPA to assist us with this process. Hopefully we will complete this process in 2016.