Sample Nonprofit Articles of Incorporation
Sample Nonprofit Articles of Incorporation document sample
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Articles of Incorporation Note: This is a very basic, plain-English set of articles for an Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(6)-type business or professional association. These articles are intended to conform to District of Columbia nonprofit corporate law; other states may have differing requirements. Although quite simple, these articles address the main issues specified in the law. They would certainly have to be modified to fit individual organization needs; however, most nonprofit organizations of this type, large or small, will need little else but these articles. Articles of Incorporation of _____ Association A District of Columbia Nonprofit Corporation We, the undersigned natural persons of the age of twenty-one years or more, acting as incorporators of a corporation under the District of Columbia Nonprofit Corporation Act, adopt the following Articles of Incorporation: 1. Name. The name of the Corporation is the ______ Association. 2. Duration. The duration of the Corporation is perpetual. 3. Purpose. The purposes of the Corporation are to ______ and to exercise any and all powers permitted by law within the meaning of Section 501 (c)(6) of the Internal Revenue Code. 4. Membership. The Corporation has one class of members with voting rights, with the rights, privileges, and qualifications of members set forth in the Bylaws of the Corporation. 5. Directors. The election of directors and their terms of office are as stated in the Bylaws of the Corporation. 6. Initial Directors. Three directors serve as the initial Board of Directors of the Corporation until successors are elected; their names and addresses are as follows: [Insert Names and Street Addresses]. 7. Incorporators. The names and addresses of the three incorporators of the Corporation are: [Insert Names and Street Addresses]. 8. Registered Office and Agent. The initial registered office of the Corporation is ______. The initial registered agent of the Corporation at that address is ______. 9. Dissolution. Upon dissolution, the balance of any assets or property of the Corporation which remains after all debts or obligations are paid will be distributed to another organization with similar purposes and activities that is exempt from federal income taxation under Section 501(c)(6) as determined by the Internal Revenue Service. As witnesses to our statements, we have signed these Articles on the dates indicated below. ___________________________ Incorporator ___________________________ Incorporator ___________________________ Incorporator City of Washington, District of Columbia Signed and sworn to in my presence on ____________ ___, 20__. ____________________________________________________ Notary Public My Commission expires on ___________.