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Nonprofit Basics: Amending Nonprofit Corporation Bylaws

August 15, 2022 Podcast
EO Radio Show

Welcome to EO Radio Show – Your Nonprofit Legal Resource. This episode covers legal aspects of amending the bylaws for a nonprofit corporation to change its governance, to update the bylaws for changes in the laws, or to conform the bylaw provisions to how the board is actually governing the organization.

I'll address the approvals that may be required to amend the governance provisions, how the amendments need to be reported to the IRS and state regulators, and some thoughts on recent developments for emergency governance provisions that nonprofit corporations may want to adopt.

Resources:

Addresses for submitting copies of amended bylaws:

Use IRS Form 8940 (Request for Miscellaneous Determination) to request determinations (other than initial exemption applications) about its tax-exempt status that may be affected by bylaw amendments. The one-page form is accompanied by instructions that specify what information needs to be submitted to support each of the nine types of requests that may be submitted.

Delaware Corporations Code Emergency Bylaws and Powers

California Corporations Code Emergency Bylaws and Powers

Public Benefit Corporations

Mutual Benefit Corporations

Religious Corporations

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