An article of organization is a document necessary for setting up an LLC in many U.S. states. It is similar to articles of incorporation used for setting up corporations. Generally the Articles of Organization require the business to list the name of the business, the names of the Members of the LLC, the address of the business, purpose of the business, registered agent of the business and the name of the person managing the business. Even though most states do not require a specific format for the articles of organization, the requirements can vary from state to state. In some states like Iowa and Idaho, articles of organization are referred to as certificate of organization.