Revisiting & Revising Your Bylaws


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  • Venue: Cal Lutheran University
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About this event

Nonprofit bylaws are not only legally required under the California Nonprofit Law but also essential to obtaining and maintaining tax-exempt status.  Aside from the legal and tax requirements, bylaws serve as an important roadmap to guide board operations. However, just mention the need to revisit or revise this important document, and many on the board and staff will shudder! Join us for this engaging discussion with Roy Schneider, Esq., who will address bylaw basics, required provisions, and then explore suggested revisions that can streamline your governance practices.

Topics will include:

  • Common things you’ll see in a set of bylaws
  • What is required by California law?
  • What should (and shouldn’t) be in the bylaws
  • The difference between bylaws and policies
  • How to revise, amend and/or restate your organization’s bylaws, whether you are a membership or non-membership organization

Attendees are encouraged to bring a copy of their current bylaws and submit confidential questions for Roy to address during the workshop session.

Roy Schneider, Esq.

Roy Schneider is a nationally recognized attorney in Non-Profit law and speaks regularly before attorneys, accountants and Non-Profit boards. He advises his Non-Profit clients with respect to all matters relating to management and operation of their organizations, including compliance with state and federal laws and regulations in order for the organization to maintain its state exempt status. He assists boards with negotiating, drafting and enforcing contracts, interpreting existing agreements, and alternative dispute resolution. 


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