Form A Nonprofit Organization

WHAT IS THE PROCESS TO FORM A NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION? There are many steps involved to form a nonprofit organization.  In California, a Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation may be formed by completing certain steps.  These include: Name Availability ($10.00 Fee): It is best to check the availability of a particular name for the nonprofit corporation and reserve the name with the Secretary of State.  Articles of Incorporation ($30.00 Fee): The Articles of Incorporation is the formal document that legally creates the corporation and must be filed with the Secretary of State.  The Articles must specify the charitable purpose of the organization, [...]