The Board of Directors of the Tiki Software Community Association inherits the primary goal of the Tiki Admin Group to provide general project direction and enhance coordination of initiatives within the Tiki software community.
The Board of Directors is responsible for management and oversight of the business and affairs of the Association in accordance with the Bylaws. This includes management of the Association's assets (funds, trademarks, and support equipment) and allocation of resources towards the roles of the Association.
To be on the Board of Directors means to be officially recognized to have decision making power for the Tiki Software Community Association. Members of the Board of Directors commit to spend time to officially participate in decision making process for the Association, as well as take care of the operational needs of the Association.
Members of the Board of Directors are all volunteers and are not paid for being on the Board. They hold annual terms as Directors and have to be re-elected annually in order to continue to be on the Board.
The Board of Directors chooses amongst themselves individuals to take on the following officer roles:
- President/Secretary, who calls and presides over meetings, and is in charge of following-up communications with the Board of Directors, and handles coordination and reports of the meetings, files legal paperwork.
- Treasurer, who manages all funds and the budget, files financial paperwork, and maintains the membership list.
Is the Board of Directors the same as the Tiki Admin Group?
Pretty much, but with more legal formality.
The Board of Directors gives formal legal structure to the Tiki Admin Group. As the Tiki Admin Group has been the organically formed core group of individuals with the goal of providing general project direction and enhance coordination of initiatives within the Tiki software community, all Tiki Admin Group members are invited and encouraged to be on the board of Directors of the Association. Most, if not all, of Tiki Admin Group will be on the Board of Directors of the Association.
Nevertheless, in order to allow for proven and trusted community champions to participate in enhancing coordination of initiatives within the Tiki software community in the Tiki Admin Group, without necessarily involving them in the commitment overhead as Directors of the Association, exceptions will be made for Tiki Admin Group members to opt out of Directorship in the Association while retaining a right to vote in the Association on account of their participation in the Tiki Admin Group.
This framework takes into account that members of the Tiki Admin Group are volunteers, and may have employment or other personal commitments that prevent them from committing to full annual terms as Directors of the Association.