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How To Start A Nonprofit In Tennessee
To start a nonprofit corporation in Tennessee, you must file a Nonprofit Corporation Charter with the Tennessee Secretary of State. You can file this document in person, by mail, or online. The Nonprofit Corporation Charter costs $100 to file. Once filed with the state, the charter officially creates your Tennessee nonprofit corporation, but truly preparing a nonprofit to pursue its mission requires several additional steps.
Starting a Tennessee Nonprofit Guide: