Bylaws are your organization’s primary governing document. Bylaws establish the rules by which an organization will conduct business. Legally, bylaws are not public documents and may be kept confidential.  

ByLaws Must Contain:

  • The name of the organization
  • The mission of the organization
  • The geographic area served by the organization
  • Membership (responsibilities, dues, quorum, voting procedure)
  • Board of Directors (duties, officers, meetings)
  • Committees
  • Conflict of Interest Policy
  • Rules of Order
  • Fiscal operation
  • Procedures for amending the bylaws


Sample One

Sample Two