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Call for Nominees for ISTR Board of Directors

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Call for Nominees for ISTR Board of Directors


The 2014 Nominating Committee invites the ISTR membership to submit nominees for President Elect and the Board of Directors of the International Society for Third-Sector Research.  The positions for which elections will be held are: 

President Elect 2 year term      

(January 1, 2015 - December 31, 2016)

(Secretary and Treasurer are elected by the Board from among the Board members as per the By-Laws)

Board Members (7)       4 year term                                                                  

(January 1, 2015 - December 31, 2018) 

One additional board member will be appointed as per the By-Laws. 

All members of ISTR are invited to submit to the Chair of the Nominating Committee recommendations for nominees on or before JUNE 16, 2014.  Self-nomination is encouraged. Biographical information for each nominee, as well as currently held board positions in other organizations, and a statement of interest and motivation from the nominee must be submitted.  If the nominee’s country of residence differs from his/her nationality, please indicate how long the nominee has lived in the country of residence.  

Skills and experience that are of interest to the Nominating Committee and should be included in the nomination include the following:  

Previous service to ISTR

Previous membership in ISTR and participation in conferences, committees or publications

Leadership experience in third sector organizations (including research organizations)

Previous board experience

Relevant skills including strategic planning, membership and partnership development, financial management and budgeting, editing and publishing, fundraising, marketing, facilitation, governance, information technology, governance, etc. 

Nominees for President Elect are not required to have served on the Board of ISTR but previous service to ISTR is of interest.  Please also include information about previous leadership experience and success.  

Prospective candidates must be paid members of ISTR for 2014-2015 prior to the elections and must maintain membership in ISTR throughout their board term.  

In addition, board members responsibilities include both financial and time commitments:

  • Membership development – recruiting both individual and institutional members
  • Required attendance at annual board meetings (2 to 3 days)
  • Board travel is not covered on conference years and board meetings are held with regional meetings on alternate years to help secure board travel from members’ institutions.
  • Paying full conference fees
  • Participating actively in at least one board committee
  • Help with seeking funding for the Society
  • Scholarly participation in international conference and regional conferences.


The current board members whose terms are ending December 31, 2014 are: 

            Wendy Earles (Australia)

Paul Dekker (Netherlands)

            Nabila Hamza* (Jordan)

            Samiul Hasan* (United Arab Emirates)

            Alberto Hernandez* (Mexico)

            Lesley Hustinx* (Belgium)

            Hagai Katz* (Israel)

            Qiushi Liu* (China)

            Jacob Mati* (South Africa)


*These current board members are eligible to run for a second term.


The current board members whose terms continue through December 31, 2016 are: 

Gabriel Berger (Argentina)

Maria Radyati (Indonesia)

Karl Henrik Sivesind (Norway)

Steven R. Smith (USA)

Naoto Yamauchi (Japan)

            Annette Zimmer, President Elect (Germany)

The Nominating Committee will present the slate of candidates to the membership in September 2014.  This slate may include up to two nominees for every position.  Voting will be conducted on-line and ballots must be returned by November 26, 2014.  Candidates will be notified on their election to the board by December 5, 2014 and will take office January 1, 2015. 

The Nominating Committee is comprised of Jacqueline Butcher, Chairperson (Mexico), Paul Dekker* (Netherlands); Peter Kiwumulo (Uganda); Rita Mano (Israel); Janice Nga (Malaysia); Javier Pereira (Uruguay); Maria Radyati* (Indonesia);  Ramya Ramanath (USA); Karl Henrik Sivesand* (Norway); Naoto Yamauchi * (Japan). (*current board members) 


Please submit nominees to:

Jacqueline Butcher, ISTR Nominating Committee, c/o ISTR, 578 Wyman Park Building, 3400 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218-2688, USA, e-mail:


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