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Generic Nonprofit Bylaws

Generic Nonprofit Bylaws

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Generic Bylaws for a Nonprofit Organization
Generic Bylaws for a Nonprofit Organization

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Published by: sporkle212 on Sep 28, 2011
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Generic Nonprofit Bylaws
The name of the Organization shall be the [NAME OF NONPROFIT] (“Organization”).The Organization shall have a seal which shall be in the form as approved by the board.The Organization may, at its pleasure, change its name by a vote of the board.
The following are the purposes for which the Organization has been organized:
Membership in the Organization shall be open to all who are over eighteen (18) years of age and obtain the approval of the board.
The annual membership meeting of the Organization shall be held on the first (1st) dayof June each and every year, except if such day be a legal holiday, then and in thatevent, the board shall fix the day but it shall not be more than two (2) weeks from thedate fixed by these bylaws.The secretary shall cause to be mailed to every member in good standing at his or her address, as it appears in the membership roll book in the Organization, a notice tellingthe time and place of such annual meeting.Regular meetings of the Organization shall be held at [LOCATION].The presence of not less than sixty percent (60%) of the members shall constitute aquorum and shall be necessary to conduct the business of the Organization; but a lesser percentage may adjourn the meeting for a period of not more than four (4) weeks fromthe date scheduled by these bylaws, and the secretary shall cause a notice of thisscheduled meeting to be sent to all those members who were not present at the meetingoriginally called.A quorum as herein before set forth shall be required at any adjourned meeting.
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Special meetings of the Organization may be called by the chairman when he or shedeems it for the best interest of the Organization. Notices of such meeting shall bemailed to all members at their addresses as they appear in the membership roll book atleast ten (10) days before the scheduled date set for such special meeting. Such noticeshall state the reasons that such meeting has been called, the business to be transactedat such meeting, and by whom it was called. At the request of fifty percent (50%) of theboard or sixty percent (60%) of the members of the Organization, the chairman shallcause a special meeting to be called, but such request must be made in writing at leastten (10) days before the requested scheduled date.No other business but that specified in the notice may be transacted at such specialmeeting without the unanimous consent of all present at such meeting.
At all meetings, except for the election of officers and directors, all votes shall be byvoice. For election of officers, ballots shall be provided, and there shall not appear anyplace on such ballot that might tend to indicate the person who cast such ballot.At any regular or special meeting, if a majority so requires, any question may be votedupon in the manner and style provided for election of officers and directors. At all votesby ballot the chairman of such meeting shall, prior to the commencement of balloting,appoint a committee of three who shall act as "inspectors of election" and who shall, atthe conclusion of such balloting, certify in writing to the chairman the results, and thecertified copy shall be physically affixed in the minute book to the minutes of thatmeeting.No inspector of election shall be a candidate for office or shall be personally interested inthe question voted upon.
The order of business at all meetings shall be as follows:
Roll Call
Reading of the Minutes of the Preceding Meeting
Reports of Committees
Reports of Officers
Old and Unfinished Business
New Business
The business of the Organization shall be managed by a board of directors consisting of at least five (5) members, inclusive with the officers of the Organization.The directors to be chosen for the ensuing year shall be chosen at the annual meeting of the Organization in the same manner and style as the officers of the Organization, andthey shall serve for a term of two years.
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The board shall have the control and management of the affairs and business of theOrganization. Such board shall only act in the name of the Organization when it shall beregularly convened by its chairman after due notice to all the directors of such meeting.Fifty percent (50%) of the members of the board shall constitute a quorum and themeetings of the board shall be held regularly, as designated by the chairman.Each director shall have one vote and such voting may not be done by proxy.The board may make such rules and regulations covering its meetings as it may in itsdiscretion determine necessary.Vacancies in the board shall be filled by a vote of the majority of the remaining membersof the board for the balance of the year.The chairman of the Organization, by virtue of his or her office, shall be chairman of theboard.The board shall select from one of their members a secretary.A director may be removed when sufficient cause exists for such removal. The boardmay entertain charges against any director. A director may be represented by counselupon any removal hearing. The board shall adopt such rules for this hearing as it may inits discretion consider necessary for the best interests of the Organization.
The initial officers of the Organization shall be as follows:
Treasurer The chairman shall:
Preside at all membership meetings.
By virtue of his or her office, be chairman of the board.
Present at each annual meeting of the Organization an annual report of the workof the Organization.
Appoint all committees, temporary or permanent.
See all books, reports, and certificates required by law are properly kept or filed.
Be one of the officers who may sign the checks or drafts of the Organization.
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