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Sunday, June 24 • 9:30am - 10:45am
Creating Participatory Bylaws For Distributed Power and Equity

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Organizational bylaws can be tools to create equitable, inclusive, and democratic spaces for collaboration. They can also be jargon-laden documents that give power to only the few people who understand them. In this workshop, we will deconstruct traditional legalistic approaches to bylaw drafting, and explore how to create participatory bylaws for cooperatives and nonprofits that democratize knowledge, build leadership within your organization, and protect our organizations from cooptation. (Bonus: there will be cartoons!)

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Simon Mont

Catalyst, Harmonize: People, Power, Process
I help us build just, joyful, and effective organizations. I live in the space where governance, decision-making, healing, strategy, and liberation come to meet. I steward the Nonprofit Democracy Network, consult with directly with organizations, and offer community/personal healing... Read More →
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Chris Tittle

Director of Organizational Resilience, Sustainable Economies Law Center
Chris is a staff member at Sustainable Economies Law Center, a collective nonprofit in Oakland, CA. He co-leads the Law Center’s Housing, Worker Self-Directed Nonprofits, and Money & Finance Programs, and supports with grassroots fundraising, grant writing, and internal governance... Read More →

Sunday June 24, 2018 9:30am - 10:45am EDT
HGA Classroom 204