Re: nonexempt nonprofit or LLC?
From: R.P. Aditya (
Date: Tue, 2 Mar 2010 07:12:38 -0800 (PST)

On Mon, Mar 01, 2010 at 10:46:16PM -0500, Claudia Filos wrote:
> I am a new participant on this list and a member of North Shore  
> Sustainable Cohousing, a new group forming north of Boston. I have  
> two questions:
> 1. We are ready to create a formal legal entity. One book recommend  
> beginning with a non-exempt nonprofit and then creating an LLC later.  
> Does this extra step make sense? Or would you recommend forming an  
> LLC from the start?
> 2. We are committed to not reinventing the wheel on this. Would  
> anyone be willing to share their Articles of Incorporation, so that  
> we could use them as a starting point for our first draft?

We, Great Oak Cohousing in Ann Arbor, incorporated as a nonprofit in MI
and our filed documents are here:

If you want to see our other policies, go to:

and click on the "Our Policies" link on the left-hand-side.

Hope that helps,
Great Oak Cohousing
Ann Arbor, MI

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