ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION
Your organization’s Articles of Incorporation legally establish the name and purpose of your nonprofit corporation. It is required in order to become incorporated and file for tax exempt status. (Sometimes this document is called a charter or certificate of incorporation).
Be prepared to spend some time and money in order to produce this document. Ordinarily, you would engage an attorney to assist you with this step. The Articles are filed with the Secretary of State’s office and there is a filing fee. Check with the Secretary of State’s office for more guidance.