Nonprofit articles of incorporation is the document filed to create a Michigan 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:||Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) - Bureau of Corporations, Securities & Commercial Licensing - Corporations Division|
Mail or in person. MICH-ELF filers may file by fax or e-mail.
$20 + optional $50-1,000 expedite service
~5-7 business days with returned documents in ~4 weeks. ~24 hours for $50. Same day for $100. 2 hours for $500. 1 hour for $1,000. See Expedited Service Request
As you are preparing to incorporate, keep in mind the following requirements specific to Michigan, keep in mind: