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The Board Chair can appoint committees chaired by members of the Board, and also possibly including volunteer members of the organization and community to study and recommend actions on issues brought before the board. Committees take on time delimited scoped tasks, and can help to clear backlog of "action items".
 
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The board can create Special Committees to take on time delimited scoped tasks. Unlike [[Working Groups]], which have an ongoing scope and remit, they are not standing institutions, but deal with a delimited set of tasks. The work of a Special Committees is initiated by a board member, but other members of the Foundation and community may be invited to participate, and the chair may be anyone sitting on the Special Committee.
 
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==[[Diversity and Inclusion Special Committee]]==
 
==[[Diversity and Inclusion Special Committee]]==

Revision as of 17:57, 1 August 2020

The board can create Special Committees to take on time delimited scoped tasks. Unlike Working Groups, which have an ongoing scope and remit, they are not standing institutions, but deal with a delimited set of tasks. The work of a Special Committees is initiated by a board member, but other members of the Foundation and community may be invited to participate, and the chair may be anyone sitting on the Special Committee.

Diversity and Inclusion Special Committee

  • Gather past research, determine indicators of current diversity, and identify root causes that contribute to any identified shortfalls.
  • Recommending actions for the Foundation, Working Groups or any other OSM actors to resolve these issues and improve diversity and inclusion.

Microgrants committee

  • Running the call for microgrants projects.
  • Making a selection of about ten projects.
  • Following up with the selected projects.