Nonprofits corporations are required to have a registered agent in their state of domicile and in each state where they are registered to do business. The purpose of a registered agent is to ensure that there is a place with a street address (as opposed to a P.O. Box) where an organization can be contacted or served with notice of a lawsuit or other legal action.
An often overlooked aspect of corporate law is the concept of “doing business” in a particular jurisdiction. This determination comes into play when the corporation’s activities go beyond the borders of its home state or “domicile.”