First Steps to Organizing a Pedestrian Advocacy Group
There are three important reasons for organizing. First, organizations have more credibility than individuals. Second, your organization’s members bring a variety of perspectives and skills that energize and sustain your advocacy effort. Finally, organizations bring increased community contacts and awareness. The earlier you hear about problems or plans, the earlier you can get involved and the more likely you are to succeed.
This section includes some information that may help you if you decide to organize your group in a traditional way. Consult the bibliography in the Resources section for more information about non-profit structure and operation. This section also includes some tips for solving organizational problems and having good meetings.
The Board of Directors of Non-Profit Organizations
Sample bylaws, Willamette Pedestrian Coalition
Things that might be included in bylaws
Sample bylaws, WalkSacramento
10 Most Common Organizational Problems
Having Good Mettings
A Legal Checklist for Non-Profits