The importance of bylaws cannot be overstated. Will the bylaws you draft protect the organization and board members - or will you unintentionally build in costly errors? This program will show you how to prepare a clear and effective "operating manual" for nonprofit organizations. Delve into key provisions and learn all the critical dos and don'ts - register today!
Outline membership categories, rights, and duties.
Map out how critical decisions will be made: draft elections and meetings guidelines.
Plan out the board structure and function, including standing committee composition and spheres of activity.
Build in future flexibility with clear instructions for revising the bylaws.
Who Should Attend
This program is designed for attorneys. Accountants and paralegals may also benefit.
Purposes and Objectives/Mission (and the Issue of Mission Creep)
NBI, Inc. is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org.This program is designed to qualify for 1.50 hours (based on 50 minute credit hour) of continuing professional education credit for accountants. For more information regarding administrative policies such as complaint, refund and program cancellation, please contact our offices at (800) 930-6182.
This is a Basic level program presented in a group internet-based setting. No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required.Upon completion of this course, attendees will be able to:1. Provide two examples of items to include in the nonprofit mission statement.2. Recall at least two ways of voting without a meeting.3. List at least three essential nonprofit bylaws.Field(s) of Study -- Business Law.
William M Klimon is senior counsel with Compass Legal Services, Inc. Mr. Klimon has advised over 700 nonprofit organizations on a complete range of issues from formation to dissolution. He has worked with many of the nation's most prominent private foundations, public charities, political campaigns, schools, and churches. He also chaired the American Bar Association's Nonprofit Organizations Committee (2018-2020). Mr. Klimon earned his B.A. degree from the University of Pennsylvania; his J.D. degree, with honors, from the University of Maryland School of Law (Order of the Coif); and his LL.M. degree in taxation from Georgetown University Law Center.
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