This post will be a first in the series for GV Board Elections posts.
WHY I’M RUNNING FOR THE GV BOARD ELECTIONS?
I would like to be on the board to help in pushing Global Voices position forward in:
- Social Media expression by helping editors and authors cover more under-represented areas and people on the Internet, while at the same time making it less time and effort consuming and more fun.
- I also want to assure GV’s position as innovation platform through more utilization of Rising Voices, helping it to be a more important player in the field of training individuals and communities in need.
- I would help in making Lingua be a language enriching and preservation platform, and
- support Advox to be an umbrella for online advocacy communities around the world.
After contributing for Global Voices for 5 years, as a volunteer and as staff, I know that Global Voices has a great potential to be a leader in these fields.
You can know more about me here, and you can also submit any questions in the comments or in this form.
WHAT’S THIS GLOBAL VOICES BOARD THING ALL ABOUT?
WHAT’S THE STRUCTURE OF THE GV BOARD?
The current Global Voices board of directors comprises nine seats. Two of these seats are reserved for the founders of GV (Ethan
), three for members of the GV community and four for other individuals of the board’s choosing.
HOW OFTEN DOES THE GV BOARD MEET?
The GV board meets once each quarter, i.e. four times a year. Most meetings take place by conference call.
HOW DO PEOPLE GET ON THE BOARD OF GV?
The four external board members are nominated and selected by the current board. The GV community board representatives are elected by the GV community.
WHO ARE THE CURRENT GV COMMUNITY BOARD MEMBERS?
The GV community seats are currently occupied by Claire Ulrich
(staff representative), Jillian York
and Marta Cooper
(volunteer representatives). They were elected to the GV board in March 2011.
FOR HOW LONG DO GV BOARD MEMBERS SERVE?
With the exception of the co-founders, the term of office for all GV board members is three years.
WHAT ARE THE OBLIGATIONS OF GV COMMUNITY BOARD MEMBERS?
The GV community board representatives exist to ensure that the interests of GV community members are served by the organisation. They’re basically the community’s spokespeople at board level. As such, they should be in regular touch with the GV community to listen to and familiarise themselves with your opinions and concerns.
CAN GV COMMUNITY BOARD MEMBERS BE RE-ELECTED FOR A SECOND TERM?