Articles of Incorporation
Download in PDF format here: Articles of Incorporation
As required by California state law, PSG has an approved set of Bylaws. Pleas download version 9.1 (2016) in PDF format here: PSG Bylaws
The Pacific Seabird Group’s Handbook is a guide to their operations for Officers, Regional Representatives, Committee Coordinators, and Annual Meeting Organizers. The handbook is to help familiarize them with their responsibilities and those of their colleagues with regard to PSG operations and procedures.
IRS Tax Exemption Letter
The Pacific Seabird Group is recognized as a 501(c)(3) organization and is tax exempt. A copy of a letter from the IRS stating our tax-exemption is available here.
Policies & Procedures
The Pacific Seabird Group makes available to its members and the public its operational policies and procedures for conflict of interest, investments, and others; the year of the last update is indicated in parentheses.
- PSG Conflict of Interest Policy for ExCo (2015)
- PSG Conservation Small-Grants Program (2016)
- PSG Guidelines for Contributors to Pacific Seabirds (2015)
- PSG Handbook (2012)
- PSG Investment Policy (2015)
- PSG Local Committee Application Procedure (2016)
- PSG Local Committee Application Survey (2016)
- PSG Social Media Policy (2017)
Non-profit Disclosure: The Pacific Seabird Group files its required information and tax returns (IRS Form 990) with the IRS each year and makes them available to the public to evaluate how it operates. IRS Form 990 ensures that non-profits disclose any potential conflicts of interest, compensation of Board members, and other details related to financial accountability. Please see below for PSG’s Form 990 from 2007 to present. Contact the Treasurer if you have any questions.