Nonprofit articles of incorporation is the document filed to create a Indiana nonprofit corporation.
Preparing and filing your articles of incorporation is the first step in starting your nonprofit corporation. Approval of this document secures your corporate name and creates the legal entity of the nonprofit. Only after this approval can you apply for 501c, apply for fundraising licenses, open a bank account, and otherwise conduct business.
Incorporating provides many important benefits:
|Indiana Secretary of State - Business Services Division
Mail, in-person or online
$30 online or $50 by mail.
~15 minutes online. ~24 hours in-person. ~5-7 business days by mail.
Submit the original and one copy.
As you are preparing to incorporate, keep in mind the following requirements specific to Indiana, keep in mind: