iTunes Requires a Developer Account to submit an app.
Apple requires each app to be published on its own iTunes Developer account. Luckily, the Developer account is completely free to registered Non-Profits.
We recommend getting started on this process as soon as possible because it may take a few weeks to fully finalize the account. Here’s a quick guide to setting up your iTunes Developer account.
NOTE: You will need to create an organizational account, as opposed to an individual account. You will be prompted to select the account type upon enrollment. Selecting an individual account will result in us not being able to publish your app.
These same steps are outlined here as well:
The first thing you’ll need to collect is your EIN or Tax ID and your D-U-N-S Number, if you don’t have a D-U-N-S number (most people don’t) create one here:
- First Sign into your iTunes account here, if you don’t have one, create one here. (ALWAYS ADD COMPANY NAME WHEN GIVEN THE OPTION)
- Once registered or signed in, click here to search for your D-U-N-S number.
- After entering all your information, click submit, if you already have a D-U-N-S number it will email it to you. If you don’t the page will prompt you, asking if you’d like to forward your information to D-U-N-S, click yes.
- This will take about 5 business days to get a D-U-N-S number back. Once you receive your D-U-N-S number, you may be required to wait 7 days before using it. If so, you will be required to wait 7 days before enrolling in the Apple Developer program.
Once you have your EIN/Tax-ID and D-U-N-S numbers…
1. Once logged into your iTunes account go to https://developer.apple.com/enroll/.
2. You may be asked to accept a Safety and Security question. After that, you may be asked if you would like your browser to be a trusted browser — select yes.
3. Next, accept the Apple Developer Agreement. This agreement is updated from time to time, so you may have to accept an updated agreement in the future.
4. If you haven’t set up your two-factor authentication, you will be prompted to do so. Two-factor authentication is a step required by Apple to complete the enrollment process. You must also have access to an Apple device. If you do not have access to an Apple device, let us know, and we can provide further assistance.
5. Now you can begin the program enrollment. On this page, make sure to select “Nonprofit organization.” If you set up an “Individual” account, we will not be able to have access to publish your app.
6. You will be asked if you have the authority to sign the legal agreements presented in this enrollment form. Please insure that you are the owner/founder of your organization, or that you have been given authority from your organization to complete these agreements.
7. Next, fill out the form in its entirety.
8. To waive your $99/year membership fee, select the option to request a fee waiver. Keep in mind that if you plan to offer your app for a price in the App Store, you will not be eligible for the fee waiver.
9. After about 24/48 hours Apple will have waived your fee and you will have a free non profit Apple Developer account.