I received a question about why I did not include a sample set of bylaws in my recently released step-by-step guide for forming a RHIO. Instead of a sample set I have included an outline of typical sections.
I thought about this very issue when putting the guide together but decided against including a set of bylaws because of the fact that there are 50 states with different laws, regulations and policies. Instead I suggest that each incorporating organization obtain a sample set (boiler plate) in their state to use as their template. If you have access to a set from a recently incorporated nonprofit organization or an attorney who can provide a set, start there. Otherwise, you can check the appropriate office in your state (Secretary of State) or with organizations supporting small businesses.
My greatest fear was that all of the RHIOs would adopt a sample from, lets say California, and include a bunch of stuff that isn't applicable in your state and could potentially lead to unnecessary risk. If you still can't find anything leave a comment and either I or someone in my growing readership will help!
If you still want to see a sample (from California) try CalRHIO.