Dear Chris and all, What sorts of candidates are you looking for? How are you directing your search / how can we best help get the word to people who might be good candidates? What do you see as the skills or other qualities the a Trustee needs, or that would be effective on the Board?
The FAQ says little about nominations, and the nomination form is also extremely generic. Given the current difficulties around strategy & governance, more detail seems called for. Warmly, Sam On Mon, Feb 8, 2016 at 4:29 AM, Chris Keating <chriskeatingw...@gmail.com> wrote: > Dear Wikimedia friends, > > **Call for Nominations - Affiliate Selected Board Seats** > > This year the Wikimedia chapters and Thematic Organisations will select two > members of the Wikimedia Foundation Board. > > We would like to invite nominations for candidates to be elected to the WMF > board in this process. Please help us by distributing this call for > candidates as widely as possible through such forums as mailing lists, > village pumps, and blogs. > > *Role of WMF Board members* > > The Wikimedia Foundation board provide governance and strategic oversight > of the WMF. The role of Wikimedia Foundation board members is set out in > detail here: https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Board_member > > Successful candidates will bring expertise and understanding to help the > Board further its goals and ability to work effectively at a strategic and > governance level. The work of the Board is conducted in English (though > fluency in additional languages is an advantage) and the role involves a > significant commitment, including travel to several in-person meetings in > California or worldwide. > > *Nominations and selection process* > > Nominations should be posted using this form on Meta-Wiki: > > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Affiliate-selected_Board_seats/2016/Nominations > > If you need assistance completing the wiki-template, please contact one of > the election facilitators who will be happy to assist. > > Nominations are open until the end of 8 March 2016 (midnight UTC). To be > entered into the ballot, a candidate's nomination must be accompanied by a > statement of support from a Chapter or Thematic Organisation, which may > accompany the nomination or be received no later than 22 March 2016. > > The timeline for the selection process can be seen here: > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Affiliate-selected_Board_seats/2016 > > There is also a selection FAQ here: > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Affiliate-selected_Board_seats_election_FAQ > > Many thanks, > > Chris Keating > Lorenzo Losa > Lane Rasberry > - Election Facilitators > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines > New messages to: Wikimediaemail@example.com > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> > > -- > Samuel Klein @metasj w:user:sj +1 617 529 4266 > > _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines New messages to: Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>