Best practices for non-profit bylaws

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If you don’t want to spend money or time revising the model bylaws, you can just change them later on by filing a form online.

A non-profit society’s bylaws set out the rules for governing and operating the organization. Many non-profits in BC incorporate using the model bylaws provided under the Societies Act. But reviewing the model bylaws before you incorporate is highly recommended, as is reviewing your non-profit's bylaws on a periodic basis. Doing so helps you get off on the right foot with your non-profit — or to make positive organizational changes if needed.

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