Nonprofit articles of incorporation is the document filed to create a Wisconsin 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:||Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) - Corporation Section|
Mail or online.
~4-7 business days
Submit original and one copy. The copy will be marked "FILED" and returned as evidence of filing. No certificate of incorporation is issued.
As you are preparing to incorporate, keep in mind the following requirements specific to Wisconsin, keep in mind: