Better Bylaws: Creating Effective Rules for Your Nonprofit Board

by D. Benson Tesdahl. BoardSource, 2010.

This comprehensive guide outlines how to create bylaws and is easily adaptable for congregational use.


downloadable examples of policies and procedures, CD

Best For

clergy and lay leaders


for purchase in print or PDF form

Suggested Uses

  • Edit or create new bylaws by reading about the issues and areas bylaws cover.
  • Tailor and amend bylaws based on provided examples of topics ranging from board member education to terms and limits.

About the Contributor

Janet Hoover

Janet Hoover is a certified spiritual director in private practice and an American Baptist pastor. She graduated from the University of Indianapolis and earned her MDiv and DMin from Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis. 

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