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Once you have selected the business name of the not for profit you are ready to begin the life of the entity.
To form the not for profit corporation organizational documents must be filed with the Business Services Division of the Secretary of State. Although not required, boilerplate forms to form the entity are available from the Division. You may obtain forms via our website, by visiting our office, or by mail. All cites are to the Indiana Code ("IC"). Each code cite is linked to the appropriate section of the Indiana Code.
To begin Articles of Incorporation must be approved and filed. The Articles of Incorporation must include the following: (IC 23-17-3-2)
The transaction may be filed online or filed by paper. If the transaction is filed online the payment of the filing fee may be paid with a credit card or IN.gov subscriber account
This is the website to file the Articles of Incorporation
To file by paper and use the state prescribed form download a copy here