Nonprofit organization: conducting the first meeting

Agenda for the first meeting of a nonprofit organization

  • To appoint the initial board 
    (see: state wise minimum required directors)
  • To elect officers.
    (see: state wise minimum required officer)
  • To adopt the organization bylaws (if not already adopted)
  • To approve to put up application for federal and/or state tax exemptions
  • To approve opening of bank account subject to receipt of the E.I.N
  • To adopt board manual/conflict of interest/code of conduct and other policies.
  • To appoint committees and to assign roles to each committee
  • Any other agenda, if  desired.

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Shirley Adair is the founder of 'Dreams Unlimited', a nonprofit organization working in areas of child care, child welfare, juvenile justice, addiction, health and unemployment

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