Is it Time for a Bylaws Checkup?
Published July 30, 2021
All California nonprofit corporations must adopt bylaws to establish procedures for the management and conduct of the corporation’s activities and affairs. All too often, though, bylaws are consigned to a file or shelf and left to languish, without being reviewed or updated as the corporation (and the laws that apply to it) evolves.
As California nonprofits continue to see the light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel – and with some nonprofits resuming in-person board meetings and retreats – now may be the perfect time to dust off your organization’s bylaws. It’s possible (and perhaps even likely) that there are updates worth making.
For a primer on some common issues/problem areas with bylaws of California nonprofit corporations, see this recent article by Delfino Madden partner Corinne Gartner, 2020-2021 Chair of the Nonprofit Organizations Committee of the Business Law Section of the California Lawyers Association.