Nonprofit articles of incorporation is the document filed to create a Iowa 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:
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Upon filing the articles of incorporation with the Secretary of State, a certificate of acknowledgment will be issued to the nonprofit corporation.
As you are preparing to incorporate, keep in mind the following requirements specific to Iowa, keep in mind: