Resolution: Advisory board

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This resolution authorizing the creation of an Advisory Board was approved by vote (3 supports, 2 missing) on 31 July 2006.

Whereas the board considers that an advisory group could be a tremendous complement to the effectiveness of the official board of directors, committee and staff

It is hereby resolved that: the board of directors agree to create an advisory board to serve as a valuable complement to the staff and the board of directors. The advisory board is a group of individuals, appointed by the board of directors for the purpose of offering advice and support on a wide range of issues relevant to Wikimedia Foundation.

These issues are likely to include areas such as partnerships, public relations, financing, technology, administration, international matters and more.

Appointments: Appointment should be done with a majority of support from members of the board of trustees. Appointments should be planned to implement a well-balanced advisory board that should be used effectively to bring a number of important benefits, among them: Contacts, Expertise, Perspective, Prestige, Strategic Input, Financial Investment.

Duties of the Advisory Board: The advisory board will not generally get involved in issues that involve the administration of the non-profit organisation and should, as a rule leave such matters to the board (governing board). However, it will up to the board and the advisor, to agree the range and extent of duties to be performed by the advisor. Every advisory board member should have a charter of what they are expected to bring to the organisation.

Compensation: Advisory board members will not be financially compensated for their activity.

Length of Service: Advisors will be appointed by the board of Trustees for one year, renewal being possible.



Motion to vote: Anthere 17:47, 26 June 2006 (UTC)

Motion Seconded: Angela 04:59, 27 June 2006 (UTC)

Michael -

Tim -

Jimmy - for --Jimbo Wales 16:32, 31 July 2006 (UTC)

Angela - for Angela 04:59, 27 June 2006 (UTC)

Anthere - for Anthere 06:44, 27 June 2006 (UTC)