2024 Board of Directors selection
Select new members of the board of directors!
A participatory process is a sequence of participatory activities (e.g. first filling out a survey, then making proposals, discussing them in face-to-face or virtual meetings, and finally prioritizing them) with the aim of defining and making a decision on a specific topic.
Examples of participatory processes are: a process of electing committee members (where candidatures are first presented, then debated and finally a candidacy is chosen), participatory budgets (where proposals are made, valued economically and voted on with the money available), a strategic planning process, the collaborative drafting of a regulation or norm, the design of an urban space or the production of a public policy plan.
We are currently in the voting stage, where you will vote on new organizational policies, activities we will prioritize for 2024, and new board of directors members. You can vote from November 13th to 26th.
About this process
This process belongs to Ongoing processes
We are adding up to four new members to the board of directors, and you can help select them!
The Board of Directors is the high-level governance body for People Powered. It guides strategy and policy, plans for financial sustainability, and ensures that the organization is carrying out its goals effectively. Per People Powered by-laws, the Board may have between 5 and 15 members.
Now you can nominate and vote on candidates for our Board of Directors!
First, People Powered members and staff nominate candidates for the board of directors, and candidates can nominate themselves too.
Then candidates will have a video conversation with People Powered. Staff will lead the call, but all members and current Board of Directors members will also be invited and be able to ask questions. Then, a short introductory video of each candidate will be shared with the community.
Finally, People Powered members and staff vote on Board candidates. Each People Powered member and staff may vote for up to four board candidates. Candidates must receive support from a simple majority of voters (>50%) to be eligible for election.
Individuals will be considered eligible for the Board of Directors if they meet the following criteria:
- Relevant expertise for carrying out the organization's work, which may include but is not limited to communications, advocacy, fundraising, technology, international law, international development, public and nonprofit administration, and organizational management.
- Passion for the organization's work to build participatory democracy around the globe.
- Previous experience with participatory democracy programs is ideal.
- Ability to communicate professionally in English.
As part of the Board of Selection process, at least half of the selected candidates must be women or gender non-binary individuals. At least half of the selected candidates must be from Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, or Latin America.
To determine the vote results, the woman or gender non-binary individual with the most votes will first be selected, followed by the candidate from Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, or Latin America with the most votes (if these are different people). The remaining candidates with the most votes will then be selected, until all of the open seats are filled. If at any point the candidate with the next most votes would result in a minority of selected candidates being women or gender non-binary individuals, or people from Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, or Latin America, this candidate will be skipped.
You can find more information about the selection process and how you can participate in the Board election policy.