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Practice 2B: Nonprofit Incorporation and Bylaws

Posted 2017 Updated November 29, 2023
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This guidance covers Practice 2B, which includes three elements:

  1. ▲ Incorporate or organize according to the requirements of state law and maintain legal status

  2. ▲ Operate in accordance with established bylaws

  3. Review the bylaws at least once every five years to ensure consistency with current operations, the articles of incorporation and state law

November 2023 update: Additional detail in Practice Element 2B1 on drafting the corporate charter or articles of incorporation.

Accreditation indicator element | ■ Terrafirma enrollment prerequisite | ▲ Required for both