If you are starting a nonprofit and plan to apply for 501.c.3 status you will need an Employee Identification Number (EIN).
Getting and EIN is simple and FREE! The above video will walk you through the easy application process. Below are some helpful links to get you started. (Sorry, video currently unavailable.)
How to Apply for an EIN Number: Info on how to apply online, by fax or by mail.
Apply for an EIN Number: General information on the application process.
Apply Online: EIN Request Form – this is the actual online application.
For more information on starting a nonprofit visit the Nonprofit Ally Start a Nonprofit page