Talk:Articles of Incorporation for a Tax-Exempt Nonstock Corporation
Here are three examples Articles of Incorporation to review:
I propose we simply use the Articles of Incorporation from the Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation (linked above). They already contains the clauses required by the IRS for our 501(c)(3) application and they are known to be acceptable to Maryland. The only other thing we need, besides some names and addresses, is a brief Mission Statement. Something as simple as we currently have, "to create an environment that promotes creativity and exploration at the intersection of technology, art, science and culture" would work fine.
It seems to be good practice to keep your Articles of Incorporation as brief as possible and put everything else into the more malleable bylaws (we don't need to inform the state when we update bylaws). Jonlesser 07:09, 2 July 2009 (UTC)