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.
Incorporating provides many important benefits:
|Agency:||Hawaii Business Registration Division (BREG)|
Mail, fax, in-person or online
$26 + optional $25 expedite fee
~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.
Filing online will NOT result in sufficient language for 501(c) exemption. You must add provisions to the paper form.
As you are preparing to incorporate, keep in mind the following requirements specific to Hawaii, keep in mind: