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Getting our PTO Incorporated in Arizona

7 months 2 weeks ago #172984 by RayPTO
We are starting a new PTO in our school. I was advised that for liability reasons, it was best to incorporate the PTO first, in order to not have any 1 person liable for the whole organization/funds/etc. I will be the President and I know that I do not want to be responsible for anything going wrong or whatever. So...in the state of Arizona you have to file with the Arizona Corporation Commission in order to become an entity. In filing, you have to have your own Article of Incorporation completed with your application if you plan to become a 501c3 status entity. Which we do plan to make out PTO as such.
So here is my question. I am supposed to write my own Articles of Incorporation, but I don't have the slightest clue as to what to write in this. Does anyone have a draft I can use? I've already filed and was rejected. It told me I had the wrong form. Didn't tell me which one was wrong, or which one I could use to be accepted, but I'm assuming it was the Articles of Incorporation. Please Help Me!!! I would like to get our PTO going as soon as possible, but don't want to handle any money or anything like that until it will be fully legal and not in my name.
7 months 2 weeks ago #172990 by Liz L
Hi RayPTO,
The articles of incorporation make up a document stating the particulars of how your parent group will be organized and maintained as a legal nonprofit corporation, including the name of the group, why it has been organized, number of members, and so on.
Most states provide a fill-in-the-blanks form to follow for your articles of incorporation.
Whether your state has a fill-in-the-blanks form or guidelines for you to write your own articles, you must use the specific language required by the state. The state office will give you that information, either on the form or in the guidelines. If you don’t see it, ask for it.
In the meantime, this sample Articles of Incorporation might help:

www.ptotoday.com/dmdocuments/sample-arti...corporation-0218.pdf

Good luck! - Liz from PTO Today
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