Hmm, Lane, I think you may be missing SJ's point. He's asking what the group that is going to select candidates has put on its wishlist for candidates. What skills are they seeking? Are they looking for a certain geographic representation? The "traditional duties of a board member" that you have described aren't even in line with the duties of a WMF board member (WMF has greater duties and responsibilities); but that isn't what SJ is asking either. He's asking about what kind of candidates chapters are looking for.
Are they looking for someone with a track record within the movement? Are they looking for someone with experience in an executive position in a large movement organization? Are they looking for people with proven leadership skills inside or outside the movement? Are there significant variations in what each chapter values, or is there some element of consensus already? That's what SJ is asking. Really...the chapters won't benefit from having a bunch of candidates who have little experience or few skills. The requirement that a chapter support a candidate isn't all that high a bar, there are a lot of chapters after all, and some of them see things from a very different perspective than others. Risker/Anne On 18 February 2016 at 21:04, Lane Rasberry <l...@bluerasberry.com> wrote: > SJ, > > Can you please contact any Wikimedia chapter and ask them to request > nominations? > > There are two criteria for nominations - one is that their name has to be > posted on the nomination page, and the other is that a Wikimedia chapter > has to support their nomination. > < > > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Affiliate-selected_Board_seats/2016/Nominations > > > > Get any chapter to make any request for whatever kind of person they would > nominate, then maybe they can call for whatever they want. > > Going into more detail - the traditional duties of a board member are that > they approve the annual budget and oversee an organization's executive > director. That could mean anything, but such as it is, this is the role > description. > > The election belongs to the chapters. My request would be that anyone get > chapters engaged in any way possible, from discussing nominations, to > talking now about what kind of person they would elect, to planning > questions to ask before and during the election, and to plan how to choose > how each organizations vote will be cast in such a way that it reflects the > desire of chapter members. > > All Wikimedia chapters are encouraged to request the involvement of all > other Wikimedia chapters in this election. 2 of 10 seats of the board of > trustees will be chosen. > > Ask questions everywhere. This is a wiki election and should proceed in > wiki style. > > yours, > > > > On Thu, Feb 18, 2016 at 8:48 PM, Samuel Klein <meta...@gmail.com> wrote: > > > 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: Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org > > > 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: Wikimediaemail@example.com > > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> > > > > > > -- > Lane Rasberry > user:bluerasberry on Wikipedia > 206.801.0814 > l...@bluerasberry.com > _______________________________________________ > 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> > _______________________________________________ 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>