Nonprofit articles of incorporation is the document filed to create a Arizona 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:
|Agency:||Arizona Corporation Commission - Corporations Division|
Mail, in-person, or online.
$40 + optional $35 expedite fee
See state-published current processing times (usually about two months). ~7-10 business days for $35 expedite fee.
A complete application package contains:
As you are preparing to incorporate, keep in mind the following requirements specific to Arizona, keep in mind: