Nonprofit Meetings, Minutes & Records: How to Run Your Nonprofit Corporation So You Don't Run Into Trouble

Nonprofit Meetings, Minutes & Records: How to Run Your Nonprofit Corporation So You Don't Run Into Trouble

by Anthony Mancuso
     
 

ISBN-10: 1413308929

ISBN-13: 9781413308921

Pub. Date: 09/26/2008

Publisher: NOLO

Nearly 1.5 million nonprofit organizations are busy preserving historic sites, saving libraries, helping the homeless, greening our cities — and so much more. Yet, while some have sophisticated record-keeping systems, most nonprofits are staffed by volunteers who need help running the organization and keeping up a proper — and legal — paper trail.

Overview

Nearly 1.5 million nonprofit organizations are busy preserving historic sites, saving libraries, helping the homeless, greening our cities — and so much more. Yet, while some have sophisticated record-keeping systems, most nonprofits are staffed by volunteers who need help running the organization and keeping up a proper — and legal — paper trail. Help has arrived! With Nonprofit Meetings, Minutes & Records, you'll get the all-in-one solution every nonprofiteer needs to hold meetings and document actions taken by board members. Step by step, it walks readers through: calling meetings appointing officers taking minutes making resolutions voting on proposals adjourning meetings working with a lawyer, if necessary, and finding a tax adviser. Nonprofit Meetings, Minutes & Records also provides useful tips and advice on how to do important tasks, such as organizing records, preparing meeting folders, and taking minutes. Plus, all necessary documents are included on the CD-ROM. It's everything you need to keep your nonprofit running smoothly and legally.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781413308921
Publisher:
NOLO
Publication date:
09/26/2008
Edition description:
Includes CD-ROM
Pages:
350
Product dimensions:
6.98(w) x 10.86(h) x 0.48(d)

Table of Contents

Your Nonprofit Meeting Companion

1. Housekeeping 101 -- Understand and Organize Your Records
Your Key Organizational Documents
Organize Your Corporate Records
Looking Up the Law Yourself
State Corporate Filing Offices
When to Consult a Professional

2. Obtaining Board or Member Approval -- Meetings and Written Consents
When Is Board Approval Required?
When Is Membership Approval (or Ratification) Required?
How Boards (and Members) Take Action
Why You Need to Document Key Corporate Decisions

3. Pre-Meeting Steps -- How to Call, Notice, and Prepare for Your Meeting
Pre-Meeting Steps -- An Overview
Going Through the Steps

4. The Big Day -- Holding Your Meeting
Decide What Rules You'll Follow
Gather at Your Meeting Location
Appoint a Chairperson and Secretary
Call the Meeting to Order
Make Sure That a Quorum Is Present
Get Down to Business
Approving Resolutions
Voting Rules for Directors and Members
The End: Adjourn the Meeting

5. Minutes for Directors' Annual and Special Meetings
Some Basics on Minute-Taking
Preparing Minutes for an Annual Meeting of Directors
Preparing Minutes for a Special Meeting of Directors

6. Minutes for Members's Annual and Special Meetings
Some Basics on Minute-Taking
Preparing Minutes for an Annual Meeting of Members
Preparing Minutes for a Special Meeting of Members



7. How to Take Action by Written Consent
Check Your Written Consent Rules
Prepare the Written Consent Form
Place Signed Consent Forms in Your Corporate Records Book

8. Help Beyond This Book
How to Find the Right Lawyer
How to Find the Right Tax Adviser

Appendix A: How to Use the CD-ROM

Installing the Form Files Onto Your Computer
Using the Word Processing Files to Create Documents
Forms on the CD-ROM

Appendix B: Nonprofit Corporate Contact Information
Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

Appendix C: Meeting and Minutes Forms
Call, Notice, and Meeting Preparation Forms

Membership Roster
Meeting Summary Sheet
Call of Meeting
Meeting Participant List
Notice of Meeting
Waiver of Notice of Meeting
Acknowledgment of Receipt of Notice of Meeting
Proxy
Approval of Minutes

Minutes and Consent Forms

Minutes of the Annual Meeting of Directors
Minutes of Special Meeting of Directors
Minutes of Annual Meeting of Members
Minutes of Special Meeting of Members
Written Consent to Action Without Meeting

Index

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