Hawaii Nonprofit Articles of Incorporation

Nonprofit articles of incorporation is the document filed to create a Hawaii 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:Hawaii Business Registration Division (BREG)
Form:

Articles of Incorporation

Instructions:

Form DNP-1 Instructions

Filing method:

Mail, fax, in-person or online

Agency fee:

$26 + optional $25 expedite fee

Turnaround:

~7-14 business days by mail. ~3-5 business days by fax, in-person, or online. ~1-3 business days if you file online and pay the $25 expedite fee.

Law:

Hawaii Statutes - Chapter 414d: Hawaii Nonprofit Corporations Act

Notes:

Filing online will NOT result in sufficient language for 501(c) exemption. You must add provisions to the paper 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 Hawaii Facts

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


Hawaii 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 2 directors

Hawaii Officers

  • Defined in articles or bylaws. One officer prepares minutes of the directors' and members' meetings and authenticates records of the corporation.
  • Two or more offices may be held by the same individual.

Hawaii Members

  • Members: optional
  • Annual meeting: required
  • Quorum: 1/10th votes

Hawaii Nonprofit
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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