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Recruiting Organization: 20 BOOKS, INC.


The business and affairs of 20 Books Inc. shall be managed by the Board of Directors. The management functions of the Board of Directors shall include setting general policy for the day-to-day operation of the Corporation and reviewing and approving the annual budget for the Corporation. The Chairperson of the Board of Directors and any other person identified by resolution of the Board of Directors are the only persons with the power to enter into agreements that legally bind 20 Books Inc.


Term of office for members of the Board, with exception of the founding president who shall serve an unlimited term, shall be three years, and the terms shall be staggered, so that in any given year, the terms of one-third of the Board members shall expire. Board members may be reappointed for a maximum of two consecutive terms.


Members of the Board of Directors shall be annually elected from a slate proposed by the Nominating Committee at the Annual Meeting. To fill unexpected vacancies, the Nominating Committee may nominate new members at any meeting of the Board of Directors for consideration.

From those persons nominated, the Board of Directors shall elect, by a majority vote of the members at a meeting at which a quorum is present, one person for each open seat on the Board.


A member of the Board of Directors, with the exception of the founding President, may be removed, by a two-thirds majority of the Board of Directors, present and voting, for conduct constituting misfeasance, malfeasance, and/or nonfeasance. Any Director who is absent without reason and fails to notify the Chairperson of their absence for three (3) consecutive meetings is subject to removal by the Board of Directors. The founding President shall only be removed by a unanimous vote or by a Board supported voluntary resignation.


The Annual Meeting shall be held during the regular meeting of 20 Books Inc. in January of each year. During the Annual Meeting, the Board of Directors shall 1) Elect/reappoint board members for new terms 2) Elect officers of the board 3) Review the Conflict of Interest policy and address any board member conflicts 4) Review any reports summarizing the performance of the 20 Books Inc. during the previous year.


Regular meetings of the Board of Directors shall be called by the Chairperson of the Board and Board members shall be notified personally, by phone, or by email at least seven (7) days prior to the meeting. Notice shall be sent to the Board member at the email address furnished to the Board Secretary. Regular meetings shall be held four times per year, January, April, July, and October.

The Board of Directors must be in attendance for at least 80 percent of regular meetings.

The Board of Directors shall attend at least one event annually and 20 Books Inc.’s annual banquet fundraiser.


Board Directors shall be a 100 percent giving Board by making financial contributions to 20 Books Inc. The Board of Directors shall actively engage in fundraising activities for 20 Books Inc.


A majority of the directors in office at the time constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. A vote of the majority of the directors present at a meeting at which a quorum is present constitutes the action of the Board unless the laws of the state of Michigan or these bylaws require otherwise.


Members of the Board of Directors of 20 Books Inc. shall receive no compensation for services as directors except for reimbursement for reasonable expenses incurred in the performance of their duties.

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389 5th Ave, 9th Floor, New York, NY 11109, US

Mission Statement

To bridge the gap between intention and action in order to bring about social impact.


Idealist is a leading online global resource for finding jobs in the nonprofit sector, as well as volunteer opportunities and graduate school programs for social impact.


Education & Literacy
Community, Education & Literacy, Environment


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Detroit, MI 48213







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