Forming Your Learning Cooperative into a Non-Profit Private School for Home Educators

Step 3 - Incorporating Your Group

Step 1 - First Steps, Tools & EIN Number
Step 2 - Creating Your Bylaws & Articles of Incorporation
Step 3 - Incorporating Your Group
Step 4 - Joining a Professional Education Association
Step 5 - Forms that Demonstrate Your Educational Purpose & Structure
Step 6 - Completing the Non-Profit Application
Step 7 - Obtaining State Corporate Income Tax Exemption
Step 8 - Applying for Sales Tax Exemption
Step 9 - Official Papers of the First Meeting of the Board
Step 10 - Optional Accreditation & Meeting State Requirements
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You are now ready to file your Articles of Incorporation (and Bylaws if required) with your secretary of state.  Some states even allow you to file your articles online.  The NOLO book includes current information for your states incorporation procedures.  Incorporation fees are usually minimal and in some cases you may receive your state approval within 24 hours.    Again, follow the directions in the NOLO book, chapter 6, section D.