Nonprofit articles of incorporation is the document filed to create a Washington 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:||Washington Secretary of State - Corporations Division|
Mail or online
$30 by mail. $80 expedited by mail. $50 online.
~2 months by mail. ~2-3 business days expedited by mail or online.
As you are preparing to incorporate, keep in mind the following requirements specific to Washington, keep in mind: