Posted on October 2, 2014

Great organizations are governed well – by their organizational documents and by the directors who act in accordance with those. Whether your nonprofit is about to form, the nonprofit just used form documents to fill out the 501(c)(3) required paperwork, or the nonprofit has an ancient set of Bylaws that need revising, creating organizational documents that not only comply with the law but also ensure that the directors are able to govern effectively is essential. This workshop will consider the requirements for Articles of Incorporation and important provisions for Bylaws. We’ll also take a step-by-step approach on how a board should act in accordance with its Bylaws to approve policies that will instruct your organization on best operational practices. Included topics for discussion are:

* What organizational documents are necessary?
* How can I draft Bylaws that suit my organization and help us operate wisely? How do things like voting procedures and notice provisions affect our Board’s actions?
* Boilerplate language in Bylaws – is it really necessary or useful? What about Director Indemnification?
* What happens at a meeting? What preparation is needed from staff or directors? What procedures need to be followed for my Board to take action?
* What policies are necessary or advisable for any organization? How should they be approved or created? Who monitors compliance and how?

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
10:00am until 11:30am
Presenter: James Ludlam, Legal Counsel, Arthritis Foundation

The Foundation Center
Please click here to register.