Nonprofit articles of incorporation is the document filed to create a Oregon 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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Nonprofit corporations are required to be classified in one of three categories: religious, public benefit, or mutual benefit. See form instructions.
As you are preparing to incorporate, keep in mind the following requirements specific to Oregon, keep in mind: