Nonprofit articles of incorporation is the document filed to create a Tennessee 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:||Tennessee Secretary of State - Division of Business Services|
Mail, in-person or online.
~4 business days by mail. ~2 days online. Immediately in-person.
A certificate of incorporation is issued upon approval.
As you are preparing to incorporate, keep in mind the following requirements specific to Tennessee, keep in mind: