Chicago, IL asked in Business Formation for Illinois

Q: How do you start a non-profit organizations? What legalities do you need to be concerned with a national organization?

We are looking to incorporate under the Alliance of Medical Education Professionals (AMEP). The group will provide membership to administrators across the medical specialty spectrum and provide numerous resources related to education, networking, professional development, etc.

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T. J. Jesky
T. J. Jesky
  • Chicago, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: The actual incorporation of Alliance of Medical Education Professionals is a very easy process. You need to file as nonprofit organization, also known as a non-business entity or nonprofit institution with the Secretary of State. It is just a matter of filling out some very easy forms and paying the incorporation fee. Once the filing fees are paid, the Organization will be officially in existence in short order.

However, the hard part deals in filing the 501c3 application for the charitable tax exempt status for your nonprofit organization. You need to file your Articles first, then submit the 501c3 application. Be prepared for a series of comments and questions before your 501c3 application is approved, if it is approved.

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