Nonprofit articles of incorporation is the document filed to create a Louisiana 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:
|Louisiana Secretary of State - Commercial Division
Mail, fax, in-person, or online.
$75 (expedited processing is available for an additional fee)
~1 week for standard processing.
When filing by mail, include:
As you are preparing to incorporate, keep in mind the following requirements specific to Louisiana, keep in mind: