15 Tips for Reviewing Your Association's Bylaws

Governance March 9, 2015 By: Jeffrey S. Tenenbaum

Bylaws are easy to overlook but essential for an association's legal standing, and they're a good opportunity to ensure your governance structure fits your mission.

Although it might not be the document most commonly on the minds of association directors, officers, or staff, bylaws are the backbone of governance for associations. When associations need to consult their bylaws, such as during a membership dispute or amid concern about an errant director, they are often surprised to find that the bylaws are outdated, do not conform to the law, or do not reflect the organization's current practices. ...