Independent Sector By Laws

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The corporation is organized exclusively for charitable, educational, scientific, and literary purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (or the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue law). It shall have as its vision a world of engaged individuals, robust institutions, and vibrant communities working together to improve lives and the natural world. To help create this future, Independent Sector leads and catalyzes the charitable community, partnering with government, business, and individuals to advance the common good. In so doing, it may educate the public about the role of the independent nonprofit sector; conduct and/or disseminate research about the independent nonprofit sector and its role in society; maintain a relationship with government in order to assure the continuance of a healthy independent nonprofit sector; and encourage effective management of philanthropic and voluntary organizations. In furtherance of these purposes the corporation may engage in or support any activities necessary or appropriate to fulfill the foregoing purposes, and the corporation may exercise all powers available to corporations organized under the District of Columbia Nonprofit Corporation Act of 2010.


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