A nonprofit is created in Washington when it registers with the Office of the Secretary of State. Once registered, it is important to file an annual report every year. It may also be necessary to file as a charity. This video with supporting worksheet helps explain how a nonprofit can stay compliant in Washington.

Download the “Stay up to date” worksheet to mark key dates!

Remember that a Washington nonprofit organization must also follow other state laws. Here are some other resources that address state law: