Catch Together Module 3

Paperwork

Now that you’ve decided what type of entity your permit bank will be, your group will need to do some legwork to set that organization up with your state and federal government.

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Lesson 3.1

Incorporating

Time: 12 hour


Participant Guide

Facilitator Guide

Video Class

This lesson will help you determine whether or not you should incorporate. 

Incorporation turns a collection of individuals into a business. 

By the end of this lesson you will be able to:

  • Decide whether to incorporate the organization.
  • Create an action plan for filing articles of incorporation.
 
 
 

Lesson 3.2

Writing Bylaws

Time: 3 hours


Participant Guide

Facilitator Guide

Video Class

This lesson will help you come up with a list of provisions for your bylaws.

Bylaws are the rules of the organization that determine how it’s governed. Unlike articles of incorporation, you don’t have to file changes with the state, so you can get pretty detailed here.

By the end of this lesson you will be able to:

  • Understand what’s required to be in an organization’s bylaws.
  • Create an outline of components that participants want to have in this organization’s bylaws.
 
 
 

Lesson 3.3

Program Partners & MOUs

Time: 1 hour


Participant Guide

Facilitator Guide

Video Class

This lesson will help you start thinking about the importance of program partners and how you might structure such partnerships.

There’s no question that adding another organization with different rules, missions, and ideas to the mix can complicate a permit bank’s operations. But they can also be invaluable assets to your community.

By the end of this lesson you will be able to:

  • Understand the benefits and concerns of partnering with another organization.
  • Compile a list of potential program partners.
  • Outline important considerations when formalizing partnerships through MOUs.
 

Next: Governance