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How Do I Write Non-Profit Bylaws?

When setting up a non-profit organization, many people overlook the importance of drafting nonprofit bylaws that are customized to the organization’s unique needs. As the

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nonprofit board meeting and working
Governance

Role of the Nonprofit Board

For a nonprofit organization to succeed, it must have a high functioning Board. While management deals with the day to day operations (planning, organizing and executing the organization’s programs), the Board of Directors provides oversight over the organization’s management, finances, mission, and strategic goals.

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Board Member Contracts
Governance

Board Member Contracts

All Boards make recruiting mistakes. They carefully vet and enthusiastically elect a new Board member. They hold an orientation, provide information about the organization’s programs, set

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Nonprofit Board Oversight
Governance

Nonprofit Board Oversight

A nonprofit’s board of directors is legally responsible for exercising the care an ordinarily prudent person in a like position would exercise in overseeing the organization’s operations. This includes the organization’s finances and legal compliance.

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Nonprofits Moving to a New State
Governance

Good News for Nonprofits Moving to a New State

The IRS recently issued a favorable ruling for nonprofits looking to move their domicile from one state to another. Common reasons that nonprofits seek to change their state of incorporationinclude a change in physical location, increasing regulatory burdens, or a lack of meaningful connection to the original state of incorporation. In such cases,

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Nonprofit Registered Agent
Governance

What is a Registered Agent?

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.

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Chair of the Board
Governance

You’re the Chair of the Board – Now What?

At times, issues will give rise to spirited debate among Board Members who each possess valuable yet different skill sets and different points of view. The Chair should make efforts to mediate differing opinions and encourage consensus on actions or policies that represent the best aspects of all points of view.

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