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==Overview==
:Organizations Governance. In this document 'Members' refers to voting members as apposed to all 'key holders'.  
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This is the official, legal structure of the i3 Detroit corporation.  This information will only be regularly needed by directors and officers.  The [[Articles of Incorporation]] establish i3 Detroit as a membership-based corporation, meaning it has two deliberative assemblies ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deliberative_assembly definition]): the voting members, and the board of directors.
;'''[[501c3 Application]]'''
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:IRS form 1023 and supporting materials, as filed with the IRS.
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Each assembly has rights and responsibilities given to it by the articles and the [[Bylaws]].  Those rights and responsibilities are exercised by voting on written [[:Category:Proposals|Proposals]], which become Resolutions when passed (although in practice i3 doesn't usually make a distinction).  Resolutions of a deliberative body can be used to authorize any power granted to that body by the bylaws, or to create additional procedures and rules that they agree to follow.  In the chart below, legal rights/responsibilities are delegated in the direction of the arrows.
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[[File:Entity_Structure.png]]
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== Documents ==
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These are the current official documents governing i3 Detroit.  Most members only need to be familiar with the standing rules.
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=== Standing Rules ===
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;View online: [[Standing Rules]].
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;Purpose: Defines the rules governing members.
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;Original: No hard copy exists, the information is maintained in the wiki page and the set of passed member resolutions.
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;To change: requires a resolution of the members.
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===Proposals and Resolutions===
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;View online: [[:Category:Proposals]].
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;Purpose: Record of proposals, both passed and not passed, by the membership and board.
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;Original: None currently exists.
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;To change: New resolutions can be passed by the membership or board.  Old resolutions can never be changed, but can be superceded by newer ones.
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===Bylaws===
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;View online: [[Bylaws|Bylaws]].
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;Purpose: Legal document defining the purpose, officers, and responsibilities of the corporation.
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;Original: held by the Secretary.
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;To change: requires a resolution of the board with 2/3 majority of '''all directors''' and a resolution of the members with a 2/3 majority.  The bylaws should not be changed without a firm understanding of how changes affect the answers to questions on the Form 1023.
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===Articles of Incorporation===
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;View online: [[Articles of Incorporation]].
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;Purpose: Filed with Michigan to create the i3 Detroit corporation and describe the structure of the corporation.
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;Original: held by the Secretary.
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;To change: Requires a 2/3 majority board resolution and filing an amendment with the state.
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===Form 1023 (501c3 Application)===
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* [[Media:I3_Detroit_Form_1023_Application.pdf]]
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* [[Media:I3_Detroit_Form_1023_Checklist.pdf]]
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* [[Media:I3_Detroit_Form_1023_Attachment.pdf]]
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;Purpose: Filed with the IRS to establish 501(c)3 status.
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;Original: Filed with IRS.
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;To change: If any information changes, it should be noted on the annual 990 return.
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[[Category:Organization Information]]

Latest revision as of 12:29, 12 February 2016

Overview

This is the official, legal structure of the i3 Detroit corporation. This information will only be regularly needed by directors and officers. The Articles of Incorporation establish i3 Detroit as a membership-based corporation, meaning it has two deliberative assemblies (definition): the voting members, and the board of directors.

Each assembly has rights and responsibilities given to it by the articles and the Bylaws. Those rights and responsibilities are exercised by voting on written Proposals, which become Resolutions when passed (although in practice i3 doesn't usually make a distinction). Resolutions of a deliberative body can be used to authorize any power granted to that body by the bylaws, or to create additional procedures and rules that they agree to follow. In the chart below, legal rights/responsibilities are delegated in the direction of the arrows.

Entity Structure.png

Documents

These are the current official documents governing i3 Detroit. Most members only need to be familiar with the standing rules.

Standing Rules

View online
Standing Rules.
Purpose
Defines the rules governing members.
Original
No hard copy exists, the information is maintained in the wiki page and the set of passed member resolutions.
To change
requires a resolution of the members.

Proposals and Resolutions

View online
Category:Proposals.
Purpose
Record of proposals, both passed and not passed, by the membership and board.
Original
None currently exists.
To change
New resolutions can be passed by the membership or board. Old resolutions can never be changed, but can be superceded by newer ones.

Bylaws

View online
Bylaws.
Purpose
Legal document defining the purpose, officers, and responsibilities of the corporation.
Original
held by the Secretary.
To change
requires a resolution of the board with 2/3 majority of all directors and a resolution of the members with a 2/3 majority. The bylaws should not be changed without a firm understanding of how changes affect the answers to questions on the Form 1023.

Articles of Incorporation

View online
Articles of Incorporation.
Purpose
Filed with Michigan to create the i3 Detroit corporation and describe the structure of the corporation.
Original
held by the Secretary.
To change
Requires a 2/3 majority board resolution and filing an amendment with the state.

Form 1023 (501c3 Application)

Purpose
Filed with the IRS to establish 501(c)3 status.
Original
Filed with IRS.
To change
If any information changes, it should be noted on the annual 990 return.