Why is this better than my group incorporating ourselves and opening a bank account?

Trust us, since we just incorporated our own organization: incorporating takes a lot of time, reams of paperwork, and hundreds (or potentially thousands) of dollars in fees. On top of that, each type of non-profit has a variety of legal restrictions—for example, 501(c)(3) organizations are generally prohibited from taking part in elections. By using the national Indivisible fundraising system, you won’t have to worry about managing your donations, and we’ll handle a lot of the paperwork on the front end.