As you can see below, the Wikimedia Foundation is looking for a new board
member. Maybe it would be wise to also look in the cultural heritage world
for suitable candidates - a world also with many volunteers!
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From: Maria Sefidari <msefidari(a)wikimedia.org>
Date: Sun, Nov 16, 2014 at 12:09 AM
Subject: [Wikimedia Announcements] Your support is wanted: The WMF Board of
Trustees is looking for a new Board member
The Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees is currently looking for an
additional appointed trustee to fill the seat currently held by Bishakha
Datta, who has announced that she plans to step down at the end of her term
in December 2014. The Board Governance Committee is leading the search to
fill the position on behalf of the Board. Please spread the word to those
you would like to see on the Board!
The Board functions as a governance body that is ultimately responsible for
the Wikimedia Foundation and its activities, supervises the disposition and
solicitation of donations, and oversees the management of the organization.
To find out more about the responsibilities and workings of the Board you
can have a look at the Board handbook.
We are seeking a trustee who is a leader in their field and who is
committed to Wikimedia's values. We are also particularly looking for
someone with technical experience, who can bring expertise with strategic
development and technical organizations to the Board. As always, the Board
values diversity in its members.
Appointments are for a two-year term and involve 3-4 in-person meetings
throughout the year, at least two in San Francisco, as well as online work
and participation in a Board committee.
If you would like to suggest a name or nominate someone, please contact
Ewen McAlpine at emcalpine(a)wikimedia.org, who is handling initial contact
for the committee.
Chair, Board Governance Committee
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