The 4th October 2007 was IYPF´s sixth birthday. We launched our new direction - a strategy for action till the end of 2009; a new look and website; an online membership system that allows self-management and greater interactivity and connections; and our strategy on climate change. More recently we have seen young professionals around the globe Stand Up Against Poverty and in the 4 weeks since our birthday our membership has grown by 15%. Next year, our plans are to convene our third international
Summit in Manchester (UK), triple our membership, expand our information services, advance our Funds for member projects and activities, and release a new member magazine.
It is an exciting time for IYPF and we need the brightest young professionals to join our Board to lead the organisation as we grow and transform over the next 2 years.
This is your opportunity to nominate.
At our Annual General Meeting in December, IYPF members will vote to
the Board three new directors for a two-year term. Chuma, Kate and
myself will be continuing in to the second year of our terms, so we
need at least thee new nominees. You can read more about our current
Board here http://www.iypf.org/about_board.htm.
The IYPF Board of Directors governs the organisation, determines strategy and direction, and oversees its operations. The Board also operates three working groups that involve IYPF staff, members and external stakeholders on Strategy, Fundraising and Compliance. It is expected that board members take oversight or provide a significant contribution to one of IYPF’s operational areas.
Being a director will require 5 hours per week, regular e-mail communication, and regular meetings via Internet. It is a significant and rewarding commitment and those considering nomination should consider their existing commitments. You can read more on the position here: http://www.iypf.org/about_board.htm.
An appointment as a Director will be from the IYPF's AGM in December 2007 until the AGM in 2009. At that point, the person may choose to nominate to be elected to the Board for a second term. .
If you are a self driven, passionate young professional and leading the development of the IYPF over the next two years appeals to your sense of purpose and adventure, please go here http://www.iypf.org/about_board.htm.
to download a nomination form and submit your nomination via e-mail to IYPF CEO, Cameron Neil, on [email protected]
Nominations are due no later than Friday 16 November 2007.
If you are not already a member - a prerequisite for being a Director
- you can become a member online today via our website: http://www.iypf.org/membership.htm.
For more information on the IYPF, see: http://www.iypf.org.