Re: Donation plan? and more

From: Arthur Keller <arthur_at_kellers_dot_org>
Date: Wed Oct 27 2004 - 20:01:40 CDT

At 12:05 PM -0700 10/27/04, Alan Dechert wrote:
>> I do think the board should formally commence a search for an OVC
>> President at its meeting on November 11th. If you want to wait to
>> resign until the new candidate is identified and installed, that's
>> fine with me.
>Yes. Good. The new OVC president must satisfy several criteria:
>1) Philosophically aligned to OVC

Although I expect that the OVC's role may well evolve regardless of
who holds the title of President.

>2) Technical competence and credentials

The competence need not be technical. For example, someone with
political experience or other activist experience might be suitable.

>3) Sufficient time and dedication that can be applied to the OVC cause.

If we split the President role from the Executive Director role, then
the notion of sufficient time is less.

>4) A level of "star power" and connections necessary to obtain funding
>If the candidate does not have these qualities -- and plenty of them --
>there is no point in replacing the OVC president.

Provided that the current OVC President's financial issues do not
adversely affect the OVC.

Best regards,

Arthur M. Keller, Ph.D., 3881 Corina Way, Palo Alto, CA  94303-4507
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