Nonprofit Incorporation For Special Purpose Enterprises
Learn the state and federal rules for nonprofit incorporation. View non profit articles of incorporation, as well as costs and set up procedures for your philanthropic venture.Unique Features Of Non Profit Incorporation
* Special Purpose Enterprise. In general a non profit incorporation relates to a special purpose enterprise that may be run in a quite professional manner, however is not profit-oriented as a primary goal. Rather, the non profit incorporation is a form of incorporation reflecting civic and activist agenda such as in education, public broadcasting, religion, literary, charitable giving, environmental, and scientific research.
* Managing Your Non Profit Tax Benefits. A key consideration when undertaking business formation supporting a nonprofit incorporation relates to taxation. The benefit of incorporation as a nonprofit enterprise is that your enterprise will qualify under both state and federal law for tax exempt status, which under the present IRS tax code could result in savings of up to 34%, making those same monies available for charitable or perhaps scientific research as may be dictated by your article of incorporation charter documents.
* Rules For Receiving Grants And Gifts. An additional benefit of incorporation as a nonprofit incorporation is that the enterprise qualifies to receive private and public grants and gifts, on condition that the nonprofit enterprise has fully conformed with legal and regulatory filings, such as IRS form 1023 which must be filed no less than 15 months after the date of your incorporation filing.
* Protecting Officers' Personal Assets. A benefit of incorporation as a nonprofit incorporation also relates to its unique corporate structure which provides protection and indemnification to its officer and directors from creditor claims on the personal assets such as bank deposits, securities, auto and real property, thus shielding officers from the debts and liabilities of the nonprofit incorporation.
* Qualifying Standards Are High. The process to form a nonprofit incorporation is extensive, as your business incorporation advisor will confirm. Qualifying standards for nonprofit incorporation at both the state and federal level are strenuous, therefore you need to carefully work out your corporate purpose statement, sending it to your Nonprofit incorporation service advisor so that it can be transposed into the by laws and article of incorporation documents supporting your initial incorporation filing with the state where your enterprise will reside.
* Rules For Selecting Directors. Next, you and your business incorporation agent must confirm that you have the statutory required number of directors, as noted by each state, where the rules vary from a minimum of one director for nonprofit incorporation in states such as California or Colorado to states such as Massachusetts or New York which require a minimum of three directors before the incorporation filing can be ratified.
* Information Required For Filing. Nonprofit incorporation information required by your company incorporation registered agent will include your corporate purpose statement, names of directors and related information which your agent will utilize within the incorporation filing documents. Next, you instruct your business incorporation registered agent to conduct a business name search and name reservation, along with registering any copyright or trademark intellectual property that requires statutory protection within the designated state.
* Getting A "Turnkey" Incoporation Kit. The resulting Nonprofit incorporation kit is assembled by your service advisor and then sent to you. The incorporation kit will include items such as your by laws and article of incorporation, directors, officers, how shares will be voted, and so on.
Your Nonprofit incorporation kit, following incorporation filing by your agent, will contain completed by laws and formation documents, names of shareholders and directors, annual minutes for directors, your stock transfer ledger, shareholder resolutions, name of your registered agent, your ratified non profit article of incorporation affidavits, directors' resolutions and more.