Smart Charity

  Simplifying State
  Registrations for the
  nonprofit world

   Simplifying State
   Registrations for the
   nonprofit world


Smart Charity is a woman-owned business whose sole purpose is to fulfill nonprofit registration requirements nationwide. Almost 10 years ago, we identified the need for reliable and efficient state compliance services for charities, with a level of personal attention that was difficult to find. This is the main reason why we created Smart Charity, so we could provide the quality of service that nonprofit organizations deserve.

Our satisfied clients range from Start-ups to billion-dollar charitable organizations and support a plethora of missions.

Since our inception, we have had a 100% retention rate with our clients. We take great pride in delivering excellence at every step.

The Brains Behind The Operation

President & CEO

Celine Gordon

Over 15 years of experience in leadership roles has taught Celine a very valuable skill: How to simplify complex processes into easily digestible solutions. Celine garnered experience in many industries and gained these skills by working in medium-sized and Fortune 500 companies, where she was instrumental in creating new divisions and brands and successfully implementing new processes to make work more efficient and economical.

Celine has always gone out of her way to work for Philanthropic causes, and after years in corporate service, she wanted to focus on making a difference. So she used her critical analysis and problem-solving skills to start Smart Charity.

She has also held several active positions with a myriad of industry associations as an Ideation Committee Chair and as a Director. Celine graduated from the University of Sophia Antipolis, France, with a Bachelor’s degree in Management and Marketing and a Master’s in Marketing from Johns Hopkins University, Maryland.


Shannon Tierney

Shannon oversees the company’s day-to-day operations, which includes ensuring that clients’ expectations are met, team members are collaborating, and everything is running smoothly. She works closely with Celine to make certain that Smart Charity consistently provides the highest level of service to each of our valued clients. 

Shannon has 15 years of legal and licensing expertise, which makes her the perfect person for this role. She has a diverse background of experience with large corporations, including Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. and The Washington Commanders, where she managed legal, compliance, governance, marketing, and administrative responsibilities.

Shannon is passionate about philanthropy and believes knowledge and growth are a lifelong journey. She is currently continuing her studies and pursuing a degree in Community Advocacy and Social Policy from Arizona State University.

Our Mission

A good cause should never be held back because of complicated processes. Unfortunately, this is a reality in the United States. Nonprofits with very noble causes hesitate to move forward because they are afraid of the overwhelming paperwork and documentation involved in state registrations. Smart Charity aims to alleviate that fear and help nonprofits to move forward with ease.

Overwhelmed by State RegistrationS?

Nonprofits exist to make a difference, not to tangle themselves in paperwork. We’re here to simplify the process for you.

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