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

Contents

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 (definition) when passed. 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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Standing Rules

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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.

Member resolutions

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Category:Resolutions.
Purpose
Record of proposals passed by the membership.
Original
None currently exists.
To change
New resolutions can be passed by the membership. Old resolutions can never be changed, but can be superceded by newer ones.

Bylaws

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Bylaws.
Purpose
Defines the rules
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.

Director resolutions

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Category:Resolutions.
Purpose
Record of proposals passed by the directors.
To change
New resolutions can be passed by the directors. Old resolutions can never be changed, but can be superceded by newer ones.

Articles of Incorporation

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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.