Forming a nonprofit corporation has a few benefits over informal groups. They allow you to open a bank account in the name of the organization, there can be liability protection, the corporation will be registered, usually with a state; and we recommend applying for 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(4) status with the IRS. (501c4 status allows for more political activities compared with 501c3).
If you align with our mission, and you would like assistance with creating a local Full Disclosure nonprofit corporation, Full Disclosure International will provide you with various aids such as sample articles of incorporation that you can modify to meet your needs, and then use for creating a nonprofit corporation in your state (or Washington DC). We are not attorneys, but we can offer you some excellent resources that have been written by attorneys.
We have created three new nonprofit Full Disclosure organizations:
- Full Disclosure International (applying for 501 (c) (4) status)
- Full Disclosure International Fund (applying for 501 (c) (3) status)
- Full Disclosure Colorado Springs (applying for 501 (c) (4) status)