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This handy and valuable parliamentary reference book fills a large informational gap for those who are preparing for and running nonprofit business meetings. An important complement to your rule book, the author simultaneously draws upon the three principal sources of parliamentary authority by including: 1. A sample of state nonprofit statutory law. 2. Selected legal case law. 3. Five of the principal parliamentary rule books. Information about the use of electronic technology, executive (closed) session, and conflicts of interest is also provided. Correct parliamentary meeting procedure is essential to the efficient and proper functioning of nonprofit organizations. Without it, an organization's goals and operation may be thwarted by inefficient and mistake-filled meetings. It is vital for nonprofits to stay informed on this subject. Parliamentary Law and Practice for Nonprofit Organizations - Third Edition is a practical and authoritative resource for professionals and volunteers who govern and participate in nonprofit organizations. The field of parliamentary procedure has seen a significant upsurge in state statutory changes and litigation. Parliamentary rule books have also been updated. This unique reference book fills a large void and will help nonprofit organizations when challenged to keep up with these developments before and during business meetings. For use by associations, foundations, condominium groups, universities, labor unions, hospitals, local governments and others with boards, it is not a procedural rule book but a very valuable addition and complement to them. And while not a substitute for the presence or advice of a professional parliamentarian or a locally licensed attorney, be sure to bring the book along before and during a meeting of members, boards, delegates, and large committees to research a variety of procedural situations. This book is also useful when studying the field of parliamentary law or drafting bylaws.