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Jan 31, 2012, 4:13 PM

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Re: Call for nominations: chapter-appointed seats on the WMF Board of Trustees

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On 31 January 2012 22:05, Béria Lima <berialima [at] gmail> wrote:

> The Wikimedia chapters are seeking to appoint two candidates to sit on the
> Wikimedia Foundation's Board of Trustees for two years, starting 1 July
> 2012. The two new members of the board will help to decide the future
> direction of the world’s leading non-profit website. Wikimedia project are
> constructed by hundreds of thousands of volunteers worldwide, supported by
> a growing number of staff and an international network of chapters. Board
> membership is unpaid.
>
> The chapters wish to appoint two excellent board members and believe this
> can best be achieved by selecting from a large number of varied and skilled
> candidates. Therefore, the chapters call for nominations by everyone who
> believes they or someone they know would be suitable. The chapters ask that
> this call for candidates be distributed as widely as possible through such
> forums as mailing lists, village pumps, and blogs.
>
> The successful candidates will be committed to the Wikimedia mission and
> willing and able to engage constructively with the stakeholders of the
> movement, including the volunteers and the chapters that provide it with
> essential support. The successful candidates will have:
>
> - The ability to provide expertise to the board in its goal of
> implementing a coherent vision on how the projects’ communities, the
> foundation, the chapters, and other affiliated groups work together;
>
>
> - Sensitivity to complex issues surrounding the multiplicity of
> languages, cultures, and jurisdictions served by the foundation’s projects;
>
>
> - Knowledge and understanding of the governance of international
> non-profit organizations, balancing autonomy and subsidiarity;
>
>
> - The ability to think strategically and to work both as part of a
> team and independently;
>
>
> - A good standard of written and oral English (fluency in additional
> language would be well regarded);
>
>
> - Sufficient time to devote to the role of board member, and the
> ability and willingness to travel.
>
> Increasing the geographical diversity of current board membership would be
> an advantage.
>
> The selection process is set out here:http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Chapter-selected_Board_seats
>
> Nominations must be sent to the moderator Béria Lima (Wikimedia Portugal)
> and deputy moderators Milos Rancic (Wikimedia Serbia) and Mardetanha
> (Wikimedia steward from Iran) by 23:59 UTC, 29 February. If you would like
> to nominate yourself or someone else, please see the instructions here:
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Chapter-selected_Board_seats/2012/Nominate
>
> *Béria Lima*,
> Moderator
>

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