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Board meetings

The board of Wikimedia Belgium consists of:

Function Main responsibilities Current responsible Since E-mail
Chair Chair since 2016 Geertivp 2014 Email me!
Gender and Diversity Liaison Gender and Diversity aspects in Wikimedia projects AnneJea 2018 Email me!
Secretary Secretary Mike 2019 Email me!
Board member GLAM and Public domain Sam 2021 Email me!

Responsibilities

The below is a generic description of board functions. See also Board member Roles and responsibilities.

Chair

Treasurer

  • Bookkeeping or liaison with the bookkeeper of the organisation
  • Receive payments like membership fees
  • Process payments of invoices and expenses
  • Contact with the bank
  • Prepare the budget
  • Follow-up the budget
  • Request and followup of subsidies
  • Funding and gift administration
  • Keep the board up-to-date with the financial situation of the organisation
  • Prepare the yearly balance report and the tax declarations
  • Financial reporting

Secretary

  • Perform administrative tasks within the organisation
  • Complete and archive the minutes of meetings (Board, General Assembly)
  • Keep the membership register
  • Member communication
  • Prepare the meetings (together with president and vice president)

Communications responsible

  • Public relations (public image of the organisation)
  • Maintain contacts with press, radio, TV
  • Prepare the newsletter

Liaison

Community Liaison

  • Manage the social platforms
  • Answer questions by e-mail, telephone, social platforms
  • Keep contact with the Wikipedia communities via Community pages, e-mail, Twitter, Facebook, etc.

Cultural Diversity and Knowledge Equity Liaison

According to the Wikimedia movement strategic direction 2017:

  • Collecting knowledge that fully represents human diversity
  • Focus efforts on the knowledge and communities that have been left out by structures of power and privilege
  • Welcome people from every background to build strong and diverse communities
  • Break down the social, political, and technical barriers preventing people from accessing and contributing to free knowledge

Education Liaison

  • Support and education initiatives and programs linked to Wikimedia projects
  • Contact with scholars and academic personnel

Gender and Diversity Liaison

  • Promote equal participation in Wikimedia projects by gender/diversity
  • Prevent discrimination
  • Help identifying and the organisation of specific events
  • Search for collaboration with related organisations, or other chapters

International Wikimedia Liaison

National Liaison

  • Communicate with national organisations (eg. museums, government, education) and build a credible relationship with them

Board members

Advisor to the Board

Upon termination of their board membership, Board members are automatically appointed as Advisor to the Board, unless there are reasons not to do it.

Board historical images

Contact

See also