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The Essentials of Robert's Rules for Establishing a Deliberative Body

To use Robert's Rules, your organization should be a group that holds meetings in which members discuss and vote upon any actions and endorsements the group wants to consider. How to establish a framework for such a deliberative body to act within and how to run its meetings is something Robert's Rules can help with.

The Different Types of Rules that an Organization Creates

When it comes to making rules under Robert's Rules, one rule stands out: A group is free to adopt whatever rules it may want or need as long as the procedure for adopting them conforms to any rules already [more…]

The Role of Bylaws under Robert's Rules

Under Robert's Rules — or any set of parliamentary rules — your group's bylaws comprise the fundamental rules that define your organization. Your bylaws should include all the rules your group determines [more…]

Necessary Bylaws according to Robert's Rules

Any organization using Robert's Rules needs bylaws to define the organization and spell out members' rights. Your bylaws may have more articles than the basic list provided by Robert's Rules. [more…]

Robert's Rules Bylaws Checklist

A basic set of bylaws often isn't enough. Even if you use Robert's Rules as your authority, there are plenty of things that you just can't do unless you make provisions for them in your bylaws. [more…]

Robert's Rules for Amending Bylaws

No matter how good a job you've done creating your bylaws, sooner or later you'll need to change something. Robert's Rules encourages creating bylaws that can't be too easily amended, but amending them [more…]

Using Robert's Rules for Deliberative Assemblies

The time-tested rules of parliamentary procedure using Robert's Rules are applicable to meetings of several types of organizations. Most of these groups are what are known as [more…]

Types of Meetings under Robert's Rules

Meetings are what Robert's Rules was written to facilitate, and the Rules can help you run or participate in a variety of meetings, as described in the following list: [more…]

Robert's Rules for Setting an Agenda

At the foundation of every good meeting is a good meeting plan, or agenda. And Mr. Robert is the man with the plan. Robert's Rules provides your group with a standard [more…]

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