Instructions for Changing the Authorized Officer (Signer)

How do we change the authorized officer (signer) for our organization?

The standard method is for the current primary authorized officer to add you as another authorized officer and then transfer the “primary” designation to you.  If that person has left the organization, you will need to contact program staff for assistance.  Please send an email to and include the following information in the email:

  • Organization name.
  • Organization's federal employer identification number (FEIN).
  • The name of the new authorized officer.
  • An email address for the new authorized officer.  Reminders and notices will be sent to this address.


Who can be an authorized officer?

An authorized officer must be an officer of a nonprofit corporation, a trustee of a charitable trust, or a senior manager-member of any other type of organization.


Should we change the password when we change our authorized officer?

Yes.  Since the user ID and password are the authorized officer's official electronic signature, you should reset the password whenever you change the authorized officer.  Need help logging in?


Can we change the user ID for our organization when we change our authorized officer?

Yes.  The user ID is the authorized officer’s email address, and you can edit your user account information from your dashboard.  Select “Edit My Info” and change your email address.  You will be logged out and directed to login using your new user name.