Nominating Process for the Council’s Board of Directors
The call for board nominations is the first step in the process of electing new Council board members. Over the next few months, the Council’s Governance Committee will consider the nominations it receives, and in March, members will receive the slate of nominees the committee has chosen for their consideration at the Annual Meeting of Members, which is held in conjunction with the Council’s Annual Conference, June 8–10, 2014, in Washington, DC. The table below includes a detailed timeline.
Directors are normally elected for a three-year term and may serve two terms. The term for the class of 2017 begins at the Annual Meeting of Members held in conjunction with the Annual Conference in Washington, DC, June 8–10, 2014.
Number of Slots
We expect to fill at least three positions in 2014.
Both nominator and nominee must be an officer, member of the governing board, or paid staff of a voting member of the Council.
In 2014, we particularly seek candidates with expertise in finance or investments, strategic business development including revenue modeling, and/or technology platforms around community building and membership.
Board members are expected to participate in all board meetings and attend those meetings in person, particularly the annual board retreat. Participation by telephone or video conference is permitted in cases of illness, inclement weather, cancelled flights, or great distance (outside the 48 contiguous United States). The board meets in person four times per year at varying locations. During the 2014–15 board cycle, the board is expected to meet following the Annual Conference in Washington, DC; June 8–10, 2014, September 9-10, 2014 in Chicago; December 9-10, 2014 in Arlington, Va., and; March 24-25, 2015 (location to be determined). Board members are expected to serve on at least one committee. Committees typically meet at least three times per year, and one meeting must be in person. For a more detailed description of expectations in terms of workload and costs associated with participating in board functions, please see the board job description and an estimate of the time and necessary financial resources.
Submission of Nominees
To suggest a candidate for consideration, please submit, at minimum, the nominee’s name and foundation (or corporate giving program) affiliation, and a short statement indicating why this individual should be considered for the Council’s board.
Submitting additional information strengthens the nomination. Additional information may include:
- The nominee’s résumé and/or professional bio
- A more complete statement of nomination, indicating specific skills, knowledge, qualities, and insights this person would bring to the board (with emphasis on the aforementioned specific needs of the board) and a statement of why you think this person would serve the Council well as a director
- Highlights of the candidate’s contributions and leadership experience in the field of philanthropy, including Council volunteer service or involvement in regional associations of grantmakers, affinity groups, or other infrastructure groups.
Nominations must be submitted by November 15, 2013 in one of the following ways:
|November 15, 2013
||Call for Nominations deadline.
|December 2013-January, 2014
||Governance Committee reviews nominations received and develops a tentative slate.
||Governance Committee finalizes a slate of candidates.
The slate is subsequently sent to each nominator via regular mail.
||Nominees are presented to each full member via e-mail, Council newsletters, and the Council’s website.
|April 20, 2014
||Additional nominations are due to Council secretary. (Council voting members may nominate additional candidates if five additional voting members second each nomination in writing.)
|April 20, 2014
||Deadline for formal resolutions to the board.
|April 29, 2014
||Notice of the Annual Meeting of Members is sent to all members via regular mail. The notice includes a list of the nominees selected by the Governance Committee and any additional nominations received from members. Also included is a proxy form.
|June 9, 2014
||Annual Meeting of Members held in conjunction with the 2014 Annual Conference in Washington, DC, June 8-10, 2014.
*dates listed are subject to minor changes