GV Board Elections

These posts are for GV Board elections.

A letter to Global Voices

This is the second and last post for GV Board Elections posts.

As I became elected to be the staff representative in Global Voices Board elections. Global Voices staff are heads of Global Voices’ departments (i.e. Global Voices, Rising Voices, Advox, and Lingua) as well as heads of editorial and translation team (i.e. regional editors, language editors and Lingua editors). I send the following letter to Global Voices:

Dear GV,

I can’t express how thrilled I am to have your votes, which express your trust and emphasize the responsibility I now hold, for achieving better communication, better representation, and more robust contributing-flow among Global Voices staff; GV sectors heads as well as GV regional, language, topics and Lingua editors.
Thanks again everyone!

Lots of love,
Gohary

Why I’m running for the GV Board Elections

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. I would help in making Lingua be a language enriching and preservation platform, and
  4. 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?
Like all nonprofit foundations, Global Voices is governed by a board of directors. You can see the members of the current board at https://globalvoices.org/about/board-of-directors/
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 and Rebecca), 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?
Yes.
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