The information in this section is being provided as general information. It is not intended as a substitute for legal and/or financial counsel prior to organization, registration, or licensing of a nonprofit organization. The Secretary of State's staff cannot provide legal advice regarding filings, transactions, taxes, financing, indemnification, preparation of minutes or bylaws, or other internal matters of a nonprofit organization.
PublicationsHow to Begin & Maintain a Nonprofit Organization in North Dakota
How to Begin & Maintain a Charitable Organization in North Dakota
Internal Revenue Service
Nonprofit organizations need to apply to the IRS for tax-exempt status
Contact the IRS for information regarding a Federal ID number
IRS Exempt Organizations Products and Resources
For information about a charity or to view an organization's IRS 990 form.
Guide Star, the National database of Nonprofit Organizations.
Find information about the "Do not call" registration.
North Dakota Attorney General's Office
Needing a professional license or certification of professional licensure?
ND State Boards & Commissions
Need to register your nonprofit corporation to conduct activities in another jurisdiction?
International Association of Commercial Administrators (IACA)
Need to research a federal patent or trademark registration or have a desire to register?
United States Patent and Trademark Office
Need to research a federal copyright registration or have a desire to register?
United States Copyright Office
Statewide membership association for nonprofit organizations
North Dakota Association of Nonprofit Organizations (NDANO)
NDANO Checklist of Recurring Deadlines for Charitable Nonprofits