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Setting up a non-profit association

  • Step 1: At least three people come together to carry out activities in common, to achieve an object or defend an opportunity. To this end, they decide to create an organisation called a non-profit organisation (asbl).
  • Step 2: The same people, called founding members, draw up and adopt the text of the articles of association, which set out the rules governing the operation of the non-profit association.
  • Step 3: The founding members meet in a general assembly to elect the members of the board of directors of the non-profit organisation. These are the members of the board of directors or administrators.
  • Step 4: The directors appoint from among themselves a president, a secretary, a treasurer and, if necessary, determine the allocation of other tasks necessary for the proper functioning of the board.
  • Step 5: The board now has the information needed to complete the formalities for registering and filing the articles of association with the Registre de Commerce et des Sociétés.

The non-profit organisation is now duly constituted as a legal entity and can claim to be a legal person with its own existence and an autonomous legal personality, distinct from those of its members.

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Services of Agence du Bénévolat

The Agence du Bénévolat offers a training course on "Creating and managing a non-profit organisation" which will enable you to acquire the necessary knowledge to create and manage an organisation. You will learn the legal bases and understand the role of the different actors (members, GA, CA, executive committee...), the rules of governance, etc.

During this training, you will be able to ask our lawyer questions specific to your project.

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