Articles of Incorporation Form Instructions - Nonprofit

The instructions are listed in numerical order to align with the form. 

The name of a corporation must be written in the alphabet used to write the English language and may include Arabic and Roman numerals and incidental punctuation.

  1. NAME OF THE CORPORATION: Name of nonprofit.

  2. REGISTERED AGENT: Name of the person who is going to accept legal service for this business.

  3. OREGON STREET ADDRESS OF THE REGISTERED AGENT: The address must be in Oregon and must match the address of the registered agent's business office. The registered office may not be a commercial mail receiving agency, a mail forwarding business or a virtual office.


  5. TYPE OF CORPORATION: Public benefit, mutual benefit or religious.

  6. WILL THE CORPORATION HAVE MEMBERS?: ORS 65.001(28) "Member" means any person or persons entitled, pursuant to a domestic or foreign corporation's articles or bylaws, without regard to what a person is called in the articles or bylaws, to vote on more than one occasion for the election of a director or directors.

  7. DISTRIBUTION OF ASSETS UPON DISSOLUTION: List where the  assets will be distributed or transferred to upon dissolution of the nonprofit.

  8. OPTIONAL PROVISIONS: (Attach another sheet if necessary.), INDEMNIFICATION The Corporation chooses to indemnify its directors, officers, employees and agents for liability and related expenses under ORS 58,185 or 60,387 - 60,414.

  9. INCORPORATOR: Who is forming this business? List the name and address of each incorporator. (Attach another sheet if necessary.)

  10. INITIAL PRESIDENT (Name and address) This section is optional. It may be required by your bank.

  11. INITIAL SECRETARY (Name and address) This section is optional. It may be required by your bank.

  12. EXECUTION / SIGNATURE OF EACH PERSON WHO IS FORMING THIS BUSINESS: (Incorporator) Signer declares as authorized signer, under penalty of perjury, that this document does not conceal fraudulently, fraudulently alters or misrepresents the identity of the person or any official, director, employee or agent of the corporation. This document has been examined and true, correct and complete. Making false statements in this document is against the law and can be penalized with fines, imprisonment or both.

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