Nonprofit Governance by State
This page was last fact-checked November 12, 2013.
Use the table below to quickly navigate the nonprofit governance requirements by state such as qualifications for directors, required officers, and whether members are required. This table describes nonprofit corporations; to see a similar table for for-profit corporations, click here.
The facts in this table are default rules for the nonprofit set by state law. The law often permits a nonprofit to declare alternative provisions in either the articles of incorporation or the bylaws.
Click on any state to see step-by-step nonprofit start-up instructions.