Kansas Nonprofit Articles of Incorporation
Nonprofit articles of incorporation is the document filed to create
a Kansas 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:
- Limits the liability of directors, officers, and shareholders
- Fulfills statutory requirements to register your organization's
- Is a prerequisite for applying for 501(c) tax exemption
- Provides governance and adds credibility to the business or organization
Other Helpful Kansas Facts
As you are preparing to incorporate, keep in mind the following requirements specific
to Kansas, keep in mind:
- Number: minimum 1
- Qualifications: A natural person. No residency requirement. No membership requirement.
- Term: until successor elected and qualified
- Quorum: majority
- Committee: minimum 1 director
- Defined in bylaws or board resolution. 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.
- Annual meeting: Required if members entitled to vote for directors, unless elected by written consent in lieu of a meeting
- Quorum: Except for election of the governing body, a majority of those present constitutes a quorum so long as proper notice is provided.
Revised January 27, 2021. Complete data last reviewed January 27, 2021.