Information for Non-Profit Corporations

Non-Profit Corporations are formed to benefit the public by addressing a community need or furthering a social cause or mission. A non-profit’s earnings cannot be distributed among its members or officers and must only be used in pursuit of its stated purpose.
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Learn how to prepare your new non-profit corporation for success.

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Learn how to start or register a non-profit corporation.

Maintain Your Business


Learn how to keep your non-profit corporation in good standing.

Cancel or Withdraw Your Business


Learn how to formally close your non-profit corporation in Rhode Island.