Bylaw Reviews for Three Organizations

Throughout my 17 plus years of consulting with nonprofits, we have found that no charitable organization willingly revises their bylaws-- unless it is absolutely necessary! This spring and summer, we worked with three organizations that wanted to update their bylaws to reflect current organizational realities.

The 64.6 Downtown organization in Fort Smith, AR was making a transition toward affiliation as a full time Main Street organization with Main Street Arkansas. Their bylaws needed a tune up to mirror what their state coordinating program required. The new Board of Directors approved the revised bylaws without hesitation.

Another organization needing bylaw changes was the Morris County NJ Historic Preservation Trust, a long-standing regional preservation advocacy organization. Their organization was about to accept substantial assets and a house to use as their headquarters. Their bylaws needed to be reviewed and changed to reflect these new opportunities. I also helped them focus on strategic planning matters.

Finally, we worked with the Wynne Downtown Revitalization in AR, a startup downtown organization. Their all-volunteer organization wanted to revise their bylaws to assure that they met the criteria for eventual acceptance into the Main Street Arkansas program. Their board has gathered a great group of volunteers together to put on events and other downtown activities.

Do your bylaws need a tune up? Contact me to learn how Heritage Consulting Inc. can help