Nonprofit articles of incorporation is the document filed to create a South Dakota 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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$30 + optional $50 expedite fee
~3-5 business days. Expedited service is available for a $50 fee and is defined as completion sooner than the normal course of business upon request.
Submit original and one copy.
As you are preparing to incorporate, keep in mind the following requirements specific to South Dakota, keep in mind: