Wikimedia Foundation board agenda 2018-07

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July 18-19, 2018

Meeting in Cape Town, South Africa, before Wikimania 2018.

Day 1: July 18, 2018
Operations update

  • Katherine will report on the Foundation's activities and key metrics.

Movement strategy

  • The Board will receive an update on Phase II of the movement strategy, and will discuss its involvement in the movement strategy working groups.

Foundation year in review

  • Katherine will lead a presentation looking back at the Foundation’s strategy and organizational changes in recent years, and looking forward to future years.

Board future and year in review

  • Christophe will lead a discussion of the Board’s priorities and performance.
  • Alice will share thoughts from her tenure on the Board.

Executive session

  • The Board will reserve time for confidential discussion without staff present, as needed.


Day 2: July 19, 2018

Electing officers, committee members, liaisons

  • The Board will elect the Chair, Vice Chair, and other committee positions.

Setting annual board goals/priorities

  • The Board will discuss its goals for the upcoming year.

Legal/policy update

  • Eileen will update the Board on recent legal and policy developments and trends.

Board appointments and terms

  • The Board will discuss the current structure of trustee terms.

Talent & Culture update

  • Katherine will present on the current status and efforts related to Foundation staffing, including hiring, recruiting, and diversity & inclusion.

Governance review update

  • The Chair will provide an update on the Board’s governance review.

Board business

  • The Board will consider open housekeeping items.
  • The Board will receive updates from committees, and consider any committee recommendations.

Executive session

  • The Board will reserve time for confidential discussion without staff present, as needed.