Non-Profit Bylaws Free

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Bylaws are mostly the rules for how the organization will be governed and they describesmany of the non-profit's activities, such as the composition of the Board of Directors, voting, and annual meetings.

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Once a non-profit organization has been incorporated to establish the structure and operations of the organization, this Non-Profit Bylaws can be used. Bylaws are mostly the rules for how the organization will be governed and they describe many of the non-profit's activities, such as the composition of the Board of Directors, voting, and annual meetings. Most states require the creation of Bylaws at the same time, or not long after, the incorporation of an organization.

Note that only non-profit organization can use this document and does not include information about shareholders. If you want to create a for-profit document, you can use Corporate Bylaws (ideti linka) instead.

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This document has all of the fundamental information necessary to define the operational structure of a non-profit organization. The Bylaws cover the following essential areas:

  • Basic non-profit detailsname of the non-profit organization, a state in which it was incorporated, type of non-profit under IRS code, presence of a corporate seal
  • Meetings: location and date of annual meetings, the procedure for calling special meetings, notice requirements, quorum definition
  • Directors: number of directors, length of term, dues and compensation, the removal procedure
  • Officers: officer roles, duties, length of term, compensation

A completed document should be printed, certified, and signed. 

Applicable law Applicable law

Most states require the creation and filing of Bylaws at the same time as or not long after the nature of the Articles of Incorporation. (ideti linka). Organizations must also meet specific requirements under the federal Internal Revenue Code to file as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

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