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O.2.1 Board Structure


Update by-laws and/or strengthen board structure. // Establish or strengthen formality of advisory board.


The main functions of the board are to ensure the fiscal integrity of the organization and provide advocacy for the mission, vision and goals.  An established board of directors, sets organizational policy, demonstrates community support and stability, and provides a platform to garner support both in-kind and financial.


By-laws provide a template and organizational direction.  Researching already established by-laws from existing 501©3 organizations can provide guidance and examples.  Enlist the services of a legal firm or lawyer(s) versed in by-law preparation and filings.

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