Update May 2021:
Since the last update, the GVF board has adopted new bylaws, over 12 policies and procedures, formed a Finance Committee, Communications Committee, Scientific Meetings Committee, WVD-USA Advisory Committee, and added four new board members. Most of these committees have begun their work and are making progress on the strategic plan.
Update May 2020:
The GVF board recently formed a Governance taskforce to review the current bylaws, policies and procedures for GVF.
Organizations like GVF have a lifecycle. Generally speaking, they follow the path below. GVF is currently on its way out of the “Begin” stage and into the “Grow” stage. This is truly an exciting time for GVF. The Governance Taskforce has the responsibility of making sure GVF has the necessary policies, procedures, and practices in place to grow in a healthy and sustainable way. They are also tasked with looking at the longterm health of the GVF board of directors (BOD), accessing the current and needed skills of board members and making recommendations about future board members to the larger BOD.