NSITSP

Leadership

Browse the frequently asked questions about the Board of Directors and the Committee.

NSITSP Board of Directors

Please read through the FAQs. Applications are currently closed for the Board of Directors.

The current board consists of five members. Once the organization has grown a
bit, the board will be larger. Ultimately it will be in the range of 9-13 members.

The existing Board of Directors is selecting additional members during the
formative stage of the organization. The plan is to have Board Members elected
by the General Membership in early 2022.

Voting for Members of the Board of Directors is limited to Professional (paid)
members of the National Society for IT Service Providers. Unpaid “Registered”
members who wish to vote may join as paid members if they wish to vote for the
Board.

Board members are elected for two-year terms. Elections are staggered so that
some board members are elected each year.

Ideally, the Board of Directors reflects the diverse membership of the NSITSP.
Anyone who is a Professional member in good standing of the NSITSP is eligible
to be a board member.

Anyone with a significant conflict of interest is discouraged from serving on the
Board. Board Members have a duty to disclose any actual or possible conflict of
interest, including any transaction in which the Member has a material financial
interest or a loyalty conflict of interest.

The Board provides overall direction for the NSITSP and for the Executive
Director. The Board works with and through the organization’s national-level
Committees and with state-level organizations. Each Board member serves on at
least one Committee. Board members are also responsible for fundraising,
participation in some outreach events, and recruiting new members.
It is the Board’s responsibility to articulate the organization’s Mission Statement
and articulate the organization’s goals, both long-term and short-term.
The Board selects the Executive Director, and the Executive Director serves at
the Board’s leisure. (See the corporate bylaws.)
The Board is responsible for adhering to legal standards and to the
organization’s code of ethics.

In the formative stage of the organization, the Board meets as frequently as
needed. Eventually, this will move to monthly meetings. When the entire
Committee structure is in place working, the Board will probably meet four times
per year.
As a rule, meetings are conducted online as video meetings. The Board may
choose to meet in person, if they so desire.
The Board will also hold one annual all-member meeting.

All travel, room, and board expenses connected with Board meetings and
activities are paid by NSITSP. Members are not paid for serving on the Board,
although they are paid an honorarium of $100 per meeting for their services.
While not an “expense” of serving on the Board, all Board Members are expected
to be Professional Members and annual contributors to the organization.

When there are openings for the Board of Directors, announcements will be made to all members. View the Application Form.

NSITSP Committee Members

This draft is a “starting place” for the Committees. Changes will likely be made by the Formation Committee once they are active.

Committees vary in size, although we try to have a minimum of five members and a maximum of thirteen.

The initial size is determined by the Committee with advice from the Formation Committee. Going forward, changes to the size of a committee will be made by the  Formation Committee with advice from the committee itself.

The initial committee will be selected by the Executive Board during the formative
stage of the organization. The plan is to have Committee Members elected by
the General Membership in early 2022.

Voting for Committee Members is limited to paid (Professional) members of the
National Society for IT Service Providers. Unpaid (Registered) members who
wish to vote may join as paid members.

Committee members are elected for two-year terms. Elections are staggered so
that some Committee members are elected each year.
If a vacancy occurs for whatever reason, the vacancy will be filled according to
the procedures outlined in the Bylaws. The committee member chosen under this process will serve out the remainder of the original committee member’s term.

Ideally, the Committee reflects the diverse membership of the NSITSP. Anyone
who is a member in good standing of the NSITSP is eligible to be a Committee
member.

Anyone with a significant conflict of interest is discouraged from serving on the
committee. Committee Members have a duty to disclose any actual or possible conflict of interest, including any transaction in which the Member has a material
financial interest or a loyalty conflict of interest.

Specific committee responsibilities will be spelled out in a separate document for
each committee. In general, committee members are committed to:

  • Attend at least ninety percent (90%) of committee meetings;
  • Review relevant information before each committee meeting;
  • Provide honest feedback and discussion on all topics before the committee;
  • Support the committee’s decisions and help inform the general membership;
  • Work to help guide the committee and the NSITSP as a whole toward the
    fulfillment of our mission and goals;
  • Carry out actions agreed upon by the committee;
    Serve on sub-committees when asked.

In the formative stage of the organization, the Committee meets as frequently as
needed. Eventually, this will move to monthly meetings. When the entire
Committee structure is in place working, the Committee will probably meet four
times per year.
As a rule, meetings are conducted online as video meetings. The Committee
may choose to meet in person, if they so desire.

All travel, room, and Committee expenses connected with Committee meetings
and activities are paid by NSITSP, provided that such expenses are previously
authorized by the Board of Directors. Members are not paid for serving on the
committee.
While not an “expense” of serving on the committee, all Committee Members are expected to be Professional members and annual contributors to the organization.

When there are openings for the Committee, announcements will be made to all
members. View the Application Form.