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Using Governance Documents to Guide & Lead

January 8, 2019 @ 9:00 AM12:00 PM

Bylaws are written when nonprofits are formed and often collect dust from there. Yet bylaws and companion policy documents can help guide your organization for strength and sustainability. This workshop, led by Tamela Spicer, is ideal for executive directors and board members to deepen their understand of how to develop and use bylaws and board policies to guide their organization.

Key concepts will include:

  • Understanding why bylaws and policies are important to nonprofit organizations
  • Learning what belongs in bylaws vs. policies
  • Exploring how bylaws and policies can help develop and guide effective leadership

Cost: $60
Free for current GVSU students/staff with ID

Register now

Deadline to register is 3 p.m. on January 7.

Photo: Tamela Spicer


Tamela Spicer, M.A. is the program manager for nonprofit services at the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University. She works primarily with faith-based clients, and specializes in organizational structure, fund development, and strategic planning. Learn more about Tamela.


January 8, 2019
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
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Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy, Grand Valley State University


Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy
201 Front Ave SW, Suite 200
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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