TAG Board members serve three year terms and are elected by the existing Board members before TAG's Annual Board meeting each November. TAG Board members can serve two consecutive terms and then must rotate off the Board, unless they are an officer. Officers may complete their officer term and then rotate off the Board. The Board has staggered terms so that each year three existing Board members rotate off the Board and three new members join the Board. The Board has the discretion to approve Emeritus Board members each November for a one year term. Emeritus members can be re-elected without any limits. TAG is governed by a President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer, who are the officers of the organization and comprise the Executive Committee.
The role of the Board President is to provide leadership, set priorities for the organization and manage the TAG Executive Director. The role of the Vice President is to prepare to succeed the President. The role of the Secretary is to take minutes at the meetings and the role of the Treasurer is to approve expenditures and make sure the staff acts in a fiscally appropriate manner. The role of the Board is to provide input, ideas and feedback to the TAG staff member and President and to participate in decision-making processes for the organization. The Board meets monthly.
Agenda Committee - This committee is responsible for planning the programmatic content of the TAG Annual Conference. The committee selects a conference theme, issues a call for sessions and then reviews the submitted sessions for conference selection. Each committee member is assigned a session or two to shepherd through the process. Committee liaisons are responsible for coordinating with the session presenters to ensure the session meets its stated goals. The committee meets monthly for an hour from January through September.
Simplify Committee - Simplify is an initiative which promotes using technology to streamline the grantmaking process. You can learn more at www.simplifynow.org. Committee members advise the project team and represent the project at sector gatherings.
Logistics Committee - This committee is responsible for planning all of the non-program aspects of the conference, including off-site events, the conference structure, meeting packet information and miscellaneous conference logistics. The committee meets monthly for an hour from March through October.
Technology Survey Committee - This committee is responsible for TAG's three annual surveys: security, technology management and 'what do you use?'. Committee members review the survey questions from the previous year's surveys, and make suggestions for adding and removing questions and updating the response choices.
Webinars Committee - This committee is responsible for planning TAG's monthly webinars. Committee members make suggestions for webinar topics and presenters, vet suggestions that are made by others and often present about an interesting project at their foundation.