Statute of the Nonviolent Life’ s Foundation
1. Agnieszka Pawlik, Tatiana Bergier, Andrzej Łobodziński, Beata Kościelniak hereinafter referred to as “The Founders” have established by means of a notaries act (repertory A 3220/2010), drawn up on March 6th, 2010 in Wroclaw, Poland by Urszula Gniewek, notary public a foundation to be called the Non-violent Life’s Foundation, hereinafter referred to as “the Foundation”.
2. The Foundation is apolitical and is not connected with any religion.
1. The Foundation has a legal personality.
1. The seat of the Foundation is the City of Wroclaw.
1. The Foundation will mainly operate on an area the Republic of Poland, but in the scope of realization its goals also outside the borders of the Republic of Poland.
2. The Foundation may be a member of organizations of similar profile and activities, as it can be representative in accordance with current laws.
3. The Foundation may open branches, representative offices (including overseas) and other offices in Poland and outside Poland.
4. The Foundation may translate a brand name in selected foreign languages.
5. The Foundation uses ink seal with inscription “Fundacja Życia Bez Przemocy”.
GOALS OF THE FOUNDATION AND THE RULES OF ACTIVITY
The goal of the Foundation is:
1. Sharing the idea Non-violent Communication, primarily by the method of dr Marshall Rosenberg and the others authorities of emphatic communication.
2. sharing other ideas, knowledge and abilities eliminating physical, psychological violence from personal, social and public life, from relationships between adults and children or youth.
3. Creating the space free from violence and/or promoting the non-violent life.
The Foundation realizes its statutory objectives by:
1. All forms of group and individual education.
2. Publications and public speech.
3. Science and scientific research.
4. Creating places which supports realization of statutory objectives.
5. Artistic activity.
6. Conferences and the other forms of thoughts and inspiration exchange.
7. Consultations and other forms of support.
8. Cooperation with other public and private organizations in Poland and abroad.
9. Promotion of good practices.
THE FOUNDATION’S ASSETS
The Foundation’s property may come from:
1. Donations, inheritance,
2. Grants, subsidies.
3. Income from donations, fund-raising and public events.
4. Income from the Foundation’s property.
5. Interest on bank deposits.
6. Other income.
1. The Foundation’s estate coming from donations, inheritance, Grants, subsidies may be used for realization of all goals of The Foundation with respect of the inheritor’s and donors will.
2. The Board of Directors decides about acceptance of donations, inheritance accords with the laws.
3. The Board may accept the inheritance with the benefit of inventory.
4. The Foundation can create founds, including destination founds.
The Foundation is not economically active, but may start economic activity in course of operation.
THE STRUCTURE OF THE FOUNDATION
1. The organ of the Foundation is The Board of Directors.
2. Program Council serves as advisory body.
3. Honor Members serve as advisory body.
4. All members of the Foundation authorities identify themselves with the values of nonviolent life and the values of The Foundation and shall strive to implement them in their own lives.
THE FOUNDATION’S MANAGEMENT BOARD
1. The Foundation´s Board of Directors shall be at least two-person, but no more than five -person.
2. The members of the first Board of Directors shall be appointed by the founders.
3. Member of the Board can serve for two years.
4. Outgoing Board appoints new Board of Directors.
5. The Foundation may employ the members of Board of Directors, but does not have to.
6. The Foundation´s Board of Directors manages the Foundation and represents it outside.
7. The President stands at the head of the Board and directs its activities, in the case of his absence-Vice-President stands in for.
8. The Foundation´s Board of Directors take decisions by the way of dialogue and consensus. The resolution shall be passed by a majority of the votes, although at least 51% of the members of the Board should participate in the meeting.
9. The Board’s responsibilities include, in particular:
a. approval of the annual programmes for the Foundation’s activities and financial plans,
b. the preparation of regulations and instructions regarding the Foundation’s activities;
c. managing the Foundation’s estate,
d. establishing the principles for Foundation’s administration structure, hiring rules, remunerating employees rules
e. taking decisions in all matters not being pass to competence of other organs
f. accepting legacies, endowments and donations;
g. deciding on any changes in the Statute, consolidation and liquidation.
10. The Board of Directors may nominate someone as a proxy to manage a particular
activity of the Foundation.
11. The mandate of the Board expires as a result of his resignation or a decision of The Board, in case of lack of cooperation with The Foundation or violation of the Foundation’s values.
THE PROGRAMME COUNCIL
1. The Programme Council hereinafter referred to as “The Council” is composed of persons which support the Foundation’s aims and will help it by their expertise or work to realize goals.
1. A membership of the council is proposed by the President or other member of The Board with approval of The Board.
2. The council is made up of any quantity of members, maximally of twenty members.
3. The Council evaluates the plan of The Foundation’s activities and realization the Foundation’s aims, adduced by The Board.
4. The Board considers this opinion, but it has no legal power. If all the parties have time and good will, any problematic issues shall be settled by a way of dialogue and consensus.
5. The Council takes one common stand or presents individual opinions of members.
6. The mandate of a Council member expires as a result of his resignation or a decision
of The Board, if a member would not cooperate with The Foundation or would violate the Foundation’s values.
1. Honorary members are made up of authorities as far as the non-violent life is
2. Honorary members serve a consultative and advisory function for The Board and The Council or they shall inspire, being the source of a knowledge and experience.
3. Honorary members are proposed by all members of Foundation Authority, The Boards accepts it and makes an invitation.
1. The signatures of two members of the Board acting jointly, including President or three members of the Board acting jointly are required as regards representations concerning material and intangible rights and obligations.
CONSOLIDATION WITH OTHER FOUNDATION
1.The Foundations can merge with the other Foundation for the effective realization of the statute goals.
2. Consolidation with other foundation can not take place, in case the significant changes of the foundations goals had to be introduced.
3. In all the matters concerning the consolidation with other Foundation, the decision is taken by The Board of Directors, by means of a unanimous resolution.
LIQUIDATION OF THE FOUNDATION
1. The Board decides to liquidate the Foundation if there exists such a need.
2. The Board shall pass an appropriate resolution about liquidation.
3.Upon the liquidation of the Foundation, the remaining Foundation assets shall be transferred by way of a resolution of The Board to a foundation having similar aims to those of the Foundation.
The Board of Directors of Non-violent Life’s Foundation is composed of :
1. Agnieszka Pawlik- President
2. Andrzej Łobodziński- Vice-President
3. Tatiana Bergier- a member
4. Beata Kościelniak- a member