Nonprofit articles of incorporation is the document filed to create a Texas 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:||Texas Secretary of State - Corporations Section|
Mail, fax, in-person
~3-5 business days by mail or fax.
Submit original and one copy. The secretary will return evidence of filing and a file-stamped copy of the document.
As you are preparing to incorporate, keep in mind the following requirements specific to Texas, keep in mind: