This is part of the development of an organisation for the OSCEdays.
What is the (power and responsibility) structure of the future OSCEdays organisation. In the meeting from Sep. 24-27 we were discussing it a lot and had a breakthrough on Sunday. Here is a little description of what we ended at for further commenting and development:
Three executive bodies
Basically we are thinking about building a structure that is similar to the one the Wikimedia Germany (also an association in germany). It consists of 3 executive bodies.
The Members Meeting
The most powerful body. At least annually. For discussions and decisions. German law demands that you have this anyway to found an association.
The Board (german: “Vorstand”)
1 or more people.
The person or people legally responsible for the actions of the association. This person or people does the business of the association. German law demands for an association to have this.
The Presidium NOW CALLED: Board of Stewardship
1 to x people
This is an extra to add. The board of stewardship would be a group of people elected by the Members. Their job would be to guide the association and its actions following the decisions made in the Members Meeting and also to control the board.
MEMBERS -> vote -> PRESIDIUM -> appoint -> BOARD
Creative decisions are made by the Members and the Presidium. The Board just makes sure that the creative decisions are put in action business wise.
Hiring and paying people?
If there one day would be some money to spend, the board should be a real job, an employee of the association. As everything grows more and more people can get hired for example to develop the platform further etc. This could include people that are voted into the presidium. (This is different from the Wikimedia structure – the presidium there works only voluntary.)
Comments, Ideas, Requests?