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Use of a Resolution vs. Motion

Guest Anne Papinchak

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What is the difference between a resolution and a motion and the best use of each for a non-profit board?

A resolution is simply a particular type of motion which uses fancier wording. Resolutions are often used for motions which are particularly important, lengthy, or complex. A regular motion is expressed simply as, "I move that..." A resolution is expressed as "Resolved, that..." and may contain multiple clauses. For more information, see RONR, 10th ed., pgs. 99-106.

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