Wyoming Nonprofit Articles of Incorporation
Nonprofit articles of incorporation is the document filed to create
a Wyoming 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:
- Limits the liability of directors, officers, and shareholders
- Fulfills statutory requirements to register your organization's
- Is a prerequisite for applying for 501(c) tax exemption
- Provides governance and adds credibility to the business or organization
|Agency:||Wyoming Secretary of State - Business Division |
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Wyoming Statutes § 17-19-202
- Submit the original signed document. The state will e-mail you with an electronic certificate for evidence of filing.
- The Articles of Incorporation form must be accompanied by an originally signed Consent to Appointment by Registered Agent form.
Other Helpful Wyoming Facts
As you are preparing to incorporate, keep in mind the following requirements specific
to Wyoming, keep in mind:
- Number: minimum 3
- Qualifications: Individual. No residency requirement. No membership requirement.
- Term: default is 1 year, 5 year maximum
- Quorum: majority
- Committee: minimum 2 directors
- A president, a secretary, and a treasurer unless otherwise defined in articles or bylaws.
- Two or more offices may be held by the same individual.
- Members: optional
- Regular meeting: required annually
- Quorum: 1/10th votes
Revised August 26, 2021. Complete data last reviewed August 26, 2021.