Hi! I'm working on a Form 1023 and incorporating our PTO in our state. The naysayers on our board say it will take at least a year to get 501(c)(3) status from the IRS. Is this true? It seems like months should be sufficient! We have won a grant from KaBOOM! to augment our playground, and need to raise $9000 in time to order playground equipment for a build on 5/5/12, so I'm hoping it's sooner than a year! By January 1st would work for me. Thanks!