Wikimedia Foundation Board Handbook/Resolution forms

General resolution formatEdit

See Template:Proposal for more information.
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'''Resolved''' ...

== References ==
* ...

Chapter and Thematic Organization RecognitionEdit

Whereas, the Affiliations Committee has reviewed the work of [name of proposed chapter or thematic organization] and advised that this group is ready for recognition as a Wikimedia [chapter or thematic organization]; and

Whereas, the Board of Trustees wishes to recognize and welcome [name of proposed chapter or thematic organization] as a Wikimedia [chapter or thematic organization] dedicated to supporting and promoting the Wikimedia movement;

Now, therefore, be it resolved that the Board recognizes [name of chapter or thematic organization] as a Wikimedia [chapter or thematic organization], provided that [name of proposed chapter or thematic organization] accepts and complies with a Wikimedia [Chapter or Thematic Organization] Agreement. The Board instructs the Executive Director to offer a Wikimedia [Chapter or Thematic Organization] Agreement to [name of proposed chapter or thematic organization]. This agreement will govern the [chapter's or thematic organization's] recognition and provide the [chapter or thematic organization] with specific permission to use the Wikimedia trademarks.

Pending execution of a Wikimedia [Chapter or Thematic Organization] Agreement, [name of proposed chapter or thematic organization] is entitled to request a trademark permission for its activity, pursuant to the Wikimedia Trademark Policy.

Annual Plan ApprovalEdit

Resolved, that the Board of Trustees hereby approves management's proposed [year] annual plan, which includes ... of revenues, ... of spending, with ... increase to financial reserves. If, during the year, management anticipates the reserve at each quarter-end will differ materially from the plan, the Board directs management to consult the Chair of the Audit Committee promptly.

ReferencesEdit

  • [year] Plan
  • Anticipated quarterly breakdown of the annual plan

Board visitor invitationEdit

The Board of Trustees invites ... to be a Board visitor for the [current fiscal year] year, beginning July 1, [year].

ReferencesEdit

Board election approvalEdit

Resolved, that the Board of Trustees ("Board") approves and authorize the election of ... to fill the Community-selected seats on the Board for the coming term.

Resolved, that ... are appointed to the Board, for a term of two years beginning on ..., and continuing until ... or until approval and authorization of the selection process in [year] to fill these positions, whichever comes first.

This Resolution will be effective as of ....

ReferencesEdit

Advisory Board appointmentsEdit

Resolved, the Board of Trustees invites and appoints or reappoints the following advisors to the Advisory Board, for a term commencing on January 1, [year], and continuing until the conclusion of the first in-person Board meeting in [next year]:

  • ...

Minutes approvalEdit

The Board approves the minutes from the [date] meeting.

ReferenceEdit

  • [link to Board minutes]

Appointed Board memberEdit

Resolved, that [Board member name] is appointed as a member of the Board of Trustees for the current term, beginning July 1, [year], and continuing until December 31st, [conclusion of term].

Appointed Board member renewalEdit

Resolved, that [Board member name] is appointed as a member of the Board of Trustees for an additional two-year term, beginning January 1, [year], and continuing until December 31st, [two years later].

ReferenceEdit

  • [link to previous appointment]