Nonprofit articles of incorporation is the document filed to create a South Carolina 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:||South Carolina Secretary of State - Division of Business Filings|
Mail or online.
~7-10 business days by mail. ~1-2 business days online.
As you are preparing to incorporate, keep in mind the following requirements specific to South Carolina, keep in mind: