In order for our organization to effectively work toward the pursuit of our stated goals, it is necessary to have some organizational policies in place. These policies will help assure the success of the organization.
The organization's structure is composed of a President, a Vice President, an Executive Board, and List Managers, and as appropriate, assigned Team Leaders for specific projects..
a. The Executive Board will have the responsibility to set and approve all organizational policies. Input from the general membership will be considered, but the board has the final responsibility for all organizational decisions. The board will consist of the President, Vice President and at least 7 members. A majority vote policy within the Executive Board will be used for the decision process with the President as the deciding voice.
b. Team Leaders will have the responsibility of coordinating the actions and report progress of the team he/she oversees. The Team Leader will contact the Executive Board members for decisions and directions on matters not covered by existing organizational policy.
c. Team members will have the responsibility of carrying out the work of the team, as assigned by the Team Leader.
d. Ambassadors. Ambassadors are selected from their desire and ability to help keep the list involved in the appropriate manner by assisting in supplying pertinent educational information and ensuring that all member questions are answered.
d. The General Membership of the organization will be welcome to support the organization, in the degree that they are able to. If members are able to volunteer to help on teams, they will be welcome.
EFFORTS is a group dedicated to activism and support for Emphysema and related lung disease. Any information which is released from the organization must not deviate from our official positions. In order to assure this, any release of information coming officially from EFFORTS will be approved through the appropriate channels. This means that:
a. All communications must be pre-approved by the Executive Board. Unless via a pre-approved form letter and then a copy must be given to the proper Team Leader.
a. Ideas and suggestions from members are welcome and invited. Good ideas take an organization far. Any suggestions for improvement will always be heard. This may be done with Team Leaders or Executive Board Members through private mail to firstname.lastname@example.org . All suggestions will be responded to within the guidelines of our structure and goals.
b. Because of complexities in allowing open suggestions in such large email groups, it cannot be assumed that those speaking up will represent the feelings of the majority, nor that group opinion will be based on the majority of statements received. Accordingly, final decision in such instances will still remain with the Executive Board.
Any large organization must insist on certain guidelines for conduct between members and for dealing with the public. (Remember these guidelines extend to posting on the mailing list) Our guidelines include the following:
a. Extend politeness
to other members and to any contacts.
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