Washington D.C. Nonprofit Articles of Incorporation

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.

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Benefits

Incorporating provides many important benefits:

  • Limits the liability of directors, officers, and shareholders
  • Fulfills statutory requirements to register your organization's name
  • Is a prerequisite for applying for 501(c) tax exemption
  • Provides governance and adds credibility to the business or organization

Fast Facts

We will prepare and file your nonprofit articles of incorporation as follows:

Agency:District of Columbia Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs - Corporations Division
Form:

Articles of Incorporation of Domestic Nonprofit Corporation DNP-1

Filing method:

Mail or in-person or online. Filing in-person necessitates an expedite fee.

Agency fee:

$80 + optional $50-100 expedite fee

Turnaround:

~15 business days. ~3 business days for $50 expedite fee. Same-day for $100 expedite fee.

Law:

D.C. Official Code, Title 29: Business Organizations, Chapter 4: Nonprofit Corporations

Notes:
  • When filing online, print the last confirmation page for your records.
  • All check payments must be made payable to "DC Treasurer."
  • For expedited service, include Form EX-1: Expedited Action Form


Why use our Articles of Incorporation service?

We're specialists in incorporation and compliance. We focus solely on corporate compliance, and the state-specific expertise to provide you best-in-industry service at a competitive rate.

A compliance specialists will work with you 1-on-1 to prepare and file your articles of incorporation. You can also rely on your specialist for other services to help you set up and maintain a compliant nonprofit such as obtaining 501(c) recognition and obtaining fundraising licenses.

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Other Helpful Washington D.C. Facts

As you are preparing to incorporate, keep in mind the following requirements specific to Washington D.C.. Your specialist will help you tailor nonprofit articles of incorporation to your state.


Washington D.C. Directors

  • Number: minimum 3
  • Qualifications: An individual. No residency requirement. No membership requirement.
  • Term: default is 1 year, 5 year maximum
  • Quorum: majority
  • Committee: minimum 1 director

Washington D.C. Officers

  • Minimum 2 separate officers: one responsible for the management of the corporation (e.g. "President") and another responsible for the financial affairs of the corporation (e.g."Treasurer"). One officer prepares minutes of the directors' and members' meetings and keeps a record book.
  • Two or more offices may be held by the same individual.

Washington D.C. Members

  • Members: optional
  • Annual meeting: required
  • Quorum: majority of entitled votes

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Articles of Incorporation Service

With our service, we actually prepare and file your articles of incorporation for you. You don't have to type your information into a long computerized questionnaire, making guesses along the way.

Your compliance specialist personally prepares your articles, answers your questions, and gets them approved by the state. Most articles are filed with the state in just 1 business day.

We charge a flat rate of $499 plus state fees. Unlike our competitors, we charge a fair price up-front - that means no hidden fees and no selling your information to third-parties.

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