New York Nonprofit Articles of Incorporation

Nonprofit articles of incorporation is the document filed to create a New York 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:New York Department of State - Division of Corporations, State Records and Uniform Commercial Code
Form:

Certificate of Incorporation

Instructions:

Not-for-Profit Incorporation Guide

Filing method:

Mail, fax, or in-person.

Agency fee:

$75 + optional $25-150 expedite fee

Turnaround:

~14 business days. Within 24 hours for $25 expedite fee. On the same day for $75 expedite fee. Within 2 hours of receipt for $150 expedite fee.

Law:

NY Code - Not-For-Profit Corporation

Notes:
  • If faxing, use the Credit Card Authorization form.
  • The NY Division of Corporations accepts check, money order or credit card.
  • When a Certificate of Incorporation is accepted for filing by the Department of State, the organization’s corporate existence begins. The Department of State will issue an official filing receipt that contains the filing date, which is also the date of incorporation


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 New York Facts

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


New York Directors

  • Number: minimum 3
  • Qualifications: 18 years of age (some exceptions). No residency requirement. No membership requirement.
  • Term: 1 year
  • Quorum: majority
  • Committee: minimum 3 directors

New York Officers

  • A president, one or more vice-presidents, a secretary and a treasurer.
  • Term: 1 year
  • Two or more offices may be held by the same individual, except for president and secretary.

New York Members

  • Members: optional
  • Regular meeting: required annually
  • Quorum: majority of entitled votes

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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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