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Governing Documents

The Alliance has compiled this set of governing document-related resources from amongst its own offerings as well as those throughout the nonprofit and museum sector.

Alliance Resources

Sample Documents

The Alliance provides Tier 3 museum members can access a number of sample bylaws, delegation of authority statements, management agreements, and statements of support.


Other Resources

Understanding and Writing Contracts and Memoranda of Agreement

The Community Tool Box offers Understanding and Writing Contracts and Memoranda of Agreement. It defines both types of documents, suggests when each is most appropriate and offers tips for writing them.

Writing Bylaws

The Community Tool Box has a section on writing bylaws. It provides an explanation of the purpose of bylaws and gives a step-by-step guide for writing them.

Bylaws Dos & Don’ts

Board Source resource on terminology, writing amendments, and important clauses when drafting bylaws.

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