Nonprofit articles of incorporation is the document filed to create a Washington D.C. 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:||District of Columbia Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs - Corporations Division|
Mail or in-person or online. Filing in-person necessitates an expedite fee.
$80 + optional $50-100 expedite fee
~15 business days. ~3 business days for $50 expedite fee. Same-day for $100 expedite fee.
As you are preparing to incorporate, keep in mind the following requirements specific to Washington D.C., keep in mind: