Nonprofit Corporations, Online and Paper Registration
If your nonprofit organization is or plans to raise funds from the public, it may also be required to register with the Charities Program of the Secretary of State. Registration with the Charities Program is separate from and in addition to filings required under corporate law. Please visit the Charities Program Web Site to review the registration requirements and registration forms.
Washington Nonprofit Corporation
Foreign (non Washington) Nonprofit Corporation
Nonprofit Professional Service Corporation
IRS Tax Exempt Status Information
Are you applying for 501 (C) tax exempt status with the IRS? If you are, your Articles of Incorporation must contain a specific purpose clause and a dissolution of assets provision. Suggested language is available at http://www.irs.gov/Charities-&-Non-Profits/Suggested-Language-for-Corporations-and-Associations-(per-Publication-557). Other valuable information on 501(c) qualification is also available at www.irs.gov.
Read more at http://www.sos.wa.gov/corps/NonprofitCorporations.aspx