A Corporation Charter establishes the identity of a corporation and offers rationale as to why it was founded. It should address the following questions:
- What is the purpose of this corporation?
- What is the goal of your corporation?
- What are the core values of your corporation?
- Why did you create this corporation?
- Why not join an existing corporation?
- How does your corporation compare and contrast with others?
- What differentiates your corporation from others?
- How does your corporation address the perceived deficiencies of other corporations?
- What are the qualifications of the founder/CEO to effectively lead this corporation?
- What activities do you primarily engage in?
- What areas do you primarily operate in?
- What timezones do you primarily operate in?
- What is your NPC Standings Alignment Strategy?
In relation to Corporation Policies, the Corporation Charter should summarize Corporation Policies, or be referenced as part of Corporation Policies. Generally, the clauses Corporation Charter supercedes any potentially conflicting clauses legislated elsewhere.