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Can any member, including an executive board member, submit a review of the bylaws?

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Can any member, including the President, of a nonprofit, suggest amendments to the bylaws?

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Sure, why not? However, many societies on occasion have special rules that describe a process that must be followed in order for an amendment to be adopted. Very small societies allow amendments from the floor at any meeting given previous notice and a two-thirds vote. Other societies require a review by a bylaws committee, while others require a review by the board of directors. All such processes would be stipulated in the society's bylaws. Please refer to your society's bylaws for any such process or requirements.

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13 hours ago, Guest KDRREPTG said:

Can any member, including the President, of a nonprofit, suggest amendments to the bylaws?

Any member, Yes.  But it is rare, yet possible, that in some organizations, the President may not actually be a member.

Edited by Gary Novosielski

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56 minutes ago, Gary Novosielski said:

Any member, Yes.  But it is rare, yet possible, that in some organizations, the President may not actually be a member.

It's not clear to me that a non-member cannot suggest a bylaw amendment, in the sense of saying "hey, I think this would be a good idea."

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34 minutes ago, Joshua Katz said:

It's not clear to me that a non-member cannot suggest a bylaw amendment, in the sense of saying "hey, I think this would be a good idea."

I was going by the title, which suggested something more formal.

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19 hours ago, Guest KDRREPTG said:

Can any member, including the President, of a nonprofit, suggest amendments to the bylaws?

I concur with my colleagues, but I would note that in such a case, the President should relinquish the chair during consideration of the amendments, since he has shown himself to be partial on this question.

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