September 13, 2010 CORE Group Board of Directors’  Strategic Retreat SUMMARY OF DECISIONS 14 September 2010
Purpose of the Strategic Retreat  of 13 September 2010 <ul><li>In the context of the CORE Group’s 2009-2013 Strategic Plan...
The Key Issues <ul><li>Membership Growth  (65 membership organizations by 2013) </li></ul><ul><li>Revised Fee Structures: ...
Issue #3:  Organizational Associates <ul><li>Current Plan & Situation </li></ul><ul><li>CORE’s 2009-2013 Strategic Plan ca...
Decisions:  Organizational Associates <ul><li>Allow Organizational Associates .  Eligibility criteria  will be: </li></ul>...
Decisions:  Organizational Associates <ul><li>Their  rights and benefits  will be the same as for CORE members except: </l...
Decisions:  Organizational Associates <ul><li>Application and fees: </li></ul><ul><li>Applicants will be voted on by the B...
Issue #4:  Individual Associates <ul><li>Current Situation </li></ul><ul><li>Current practice allows unaffiliated individu...
Decisions:  Individual Associates <ul><li>Allow Individual Associates .  Eligibility criteria : </li></ul><ul><li>Full-fle...
Decisions:  Individual Associates <ul><li>Their  rights and benefits  will be the same as CORE members except: </li></ul><...
Issue #6:  Board Composition <ul><li>Current Situation </li></ul><ul><li>The 2009-2013 Strategic Plan calls for modifying ...
Decisions:  Board Composition <ul><li>The Board will propose amending the bylaws to allow for up to 25% of Board members t...
Next Steps <ul><li>A report from the Strategic Retreat will be issued.  </li></ul><ul><li>The Board and staff will begin t...
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CORE Group Fall Meeting 2010. CORE Group Board of Directors’ Strategic Retreat: SUMMARY OF DECISIONS - Tom Davis, CORE Board Chair

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  1. 1. September 13, 2010 CORE Group Board of Directors’ Strategic Retreat SUMMARY OF DECISIONS 14 September 2010
  2. 2. Purpose of the Strategic Retreat of 13 September 2010 <ul><li>In the context of the CORE Group’s 2009-2013 Strategic Plan, we developed key decisions and next steps regarding: </li></ul><ul><li>CORE Group membership – policies and growth objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Changes to composition of the CORE Group Board </li></ul><ul><li>Reasons for changes: ↑ sustainability; foster appropriate growth; secure needed capacity on the board; formalize participation of long-standing friends of CORE. </li></ul>September 13, 2010
  3. 3. The Key Issues <ul><li>Membership Growth (65 membership organizations by 2013) </li></ul><ul><li>Revised Fee Structures: (Starting in 2012, will increase fees to increasingly make up for reduced subsidy) </li></ul><ul><li>Organizational Associates </li></ul><ul><li>Individual Associates </li></ul><ul><li>Working Group Leadership & Participation (more at a later date) </li></ul><ul><li>Board Composition </li></ul>September 13, 2010
  4. 4. Issue #3: Organizational Associates <ul><li>Current Plan & Situation </li></ul><ul><li>CORE’s 2009-2013 Strategic Plan calls for defining associate membership for non-NGO entities and building an associate membership base of 10 institutions by 2013. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Current practice allows individuals from unaffiliated organizations (e.g., universities, CAs, for-profits) to participate in CORE-sponsored activities and access CORE resources without limitation and without paying annual fees, and without being officially connected to CORE Group. We want to bring them from the “CORE Group community” into the “CORE Group family.” </li></ul></ul>September 13, 2010
  5. 5. Decisions: Organizational Associates <ul><li>Allow Organizational Associates . Eligibility criteria will be: </li></ul><ul><li>Incorporated in the U.S. </li></ul><ul><li>Focused on improving the effectiveness of community-based approaches to MCH </li></ul><ul><li>Committed to CORE’s values </li></ul><ul><li>Willing to contribute and participate actively </li></ul>September 13, 2010
  6. 6. Decisions: Organizational Associates <ul><li>Their rights and benefits will be the same as for CORE members except: </li></ul><ul><li>Cannot vote or otherwise make decisions that set CORE’s direction </li></ul><ul><li>Can serve as a co-chair of a working group </li></ul>September 13, 2010
  7. 7. Decisions: Organizational Associates <ul><li>Application and fees: </li></ul><ul><li>Applicants will be voted on by the Board only. </li></ul><ul><li>Organizational Associates will pay the same annual fees as CORE members. </li></ul><ul><li>The Board will monitor growth of Associates on an annual basis, for now. </li></ul>September 13, 2010
  8. 8. Issue #4: Individual Associates <ul><li>Current Situation </li></ul><ul><li>Current practice allows unaffiliated individuals (e.g., consultants) to participate in CORE-sponsored activities and access CORE resources without limitation and with no annual fee. Not officially associated with CORE Group. We want to welcome these individuals in, as well. </li></ul>September 13, 2010
  9. 9. Decisions: Individual Associates <ul><li>Allow Individual Associates . Eligibility criteria : </li></ul><ul><li>Full-fledged MCH professional (not student/intern) </li></ul><ul><li>Not currently employed by an organization that could be a CORE Member Organization </li></ul><ul><li>Willing to contribute and participate actively </li></ul><ul><li>Note : Students and interns will be encouraged to intern for a Working Group as an alternative way of affiliating themselves with CORE. </li></ul>September 13, 2010
  10. 10. Decisions: Individual Associates <ul><li>Their rights and benefits will be the same as CORE members except: </li></ul><ul><li>Cannot vote or otherwise make decisions that set CORE’s direction </li></ul><ul><li>Can serve as a co-chair of a Working Group </li></ul><ul><li>Note: Will be able to post their name on the CORE list of consultants. (Non-Associates would no longer be eligible.) </li></ul>September 13, 2010
  11. 11. Issue #6: Board Composition <ul><li>Current Situation </li></ul><ul><li>The 2009-2013 Strategic Plan calls for modifying the Board’s composition to provide important additional organizational competencies. </li></ul>September 13, 2010
  12. 12. Decisions: Board Composition <ul><li>The Board will propose amending the bylaws to allow for up to 25% of Board members to come from outside the membership. </li></ul><ul><li>The Board will create and implement a Board Development Plan that specifies what expertise is most needed to support CORE’s institutional needs (e.g., legal, fundraising) and how qualified individuals will be identified and recruited </li></ul><ul><li>No change in how Board members are approved (vote by the Membership). </li></ul>September 13, 2010
  13. 13. Next Steps <ul><li>A report from the Strategic Retreat will be issued. </li></ul><ul><li>The Board and staff will begin taking action on the agreed-upon steps. </li></ul>September 13, 2010
  14. 14. The preceding slides were presented at the CORE Group 2010 Fall Meeting Washington, DC To see similar presentations, please visit: www.coregroup.org/resources/meetingreports

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