Hey Dan, Upon thinking about this more, are you sure all that was required in filing for NFP was your "name, address, social, etc"? I hate being in the position of being a stickler about it, but this just doesn't seem right. According to http://www.automated-incorporating.com/WisconsinContents.htm, for the articles of incorporation alone, Wisconsin would have required much more than the info you indicate. That's the information I'm hoping you'll share with us. Also, according to http://www.bizfilings.com/learning/nonprofitfaq.htm, there had to be more than just articles of incorporation filed to ever get to the step of being denied for NFP status by the IRS (which you indicated was the case). "The first step is to file nonprofit articles of incorporation with the proper state agency. It is important that the articles contain the required clauses to make sure your articles will qualify for tax-exempt status. "After the nonprofit articles are filed, tax-exempt status must be applied for at both the federal and state levels. To apply at the federal level, a timely filing of form 1023 must be made." Did you ever get past the first step and file IRS form 1023, or did you stop at the "Articles of Incorporation" stage? If you went through the whole process, will you tell us upon what basis the application for evolt.org's NFP status was denied by the IRS? And will you share the related documents with us, or tell us who we can talk to to get copies? It actually would be a big jump start. Finally, under what name did you file for the NFP ("Evolt" or "evolt.org")? Thanks for your help, Marlene >theres really not to much of a jumpstart that can be had from a document >filled with my name, address, social, etc or thats filed in wisconsin. > >whereever you choose to incorporate, the articles for incorporation will >almost certainly be different than the ones in wisconsin i had drawn up.