What does being a board member involve?
Here are some of the core responsibilities:
- Time: ~10 hours/month
- Give/Get: Total $3K+ annually with a minimum of $500 for the give and fundraising each
- Network: Willingness to leverage personal network to benefit CES
- Expertise: Bring expertise that can benefit the organization's goals
- Meetings: Contribute to quarterly virtual board meetings (informal meetings are monthly)
- Cause: You helping to change the voting method is one of the most high-impact causes there is.
- Revolutionary: Your advancement of our work means making new strides and fundamentally changing how elections run.
- Community: Get opportunities for you to meet with key people in the front lines of election reform.
- Philanthropy: Feed your need to effectively make a positive impact.
- Career: Let future employers know that you're the type of person who gives back.
How can you tell if this is the right organization for you?
CES works to fundamentally change how we vote so that people can have a meaningful impact on elections. We focus on voting methods that elect more consensus winners, encourage competition with multiple candidates, and provide accurate reflections of support for third parties and independents.
Examples of our current activities include showing proof of concept for approval voting in a US city. We're also working with researchers at the Paris School of Economics to put together a publication on the 2016 US presidential elections that compares multiple voting methods.
We focus on a highly neglected area that offers ultra-high impact. Here are some background sources for you that may be helpful:
- What is a voting method? (https://electology.org/blog/what-voting-method)
- What's the practical impact of improving the voting method? (https://electology.org/blog/voting-methods-open-target-effective-altruism)
- What's wrong with the current way we vote? (https://electology.org/blog/top-5-ways-plurality-voting-fails)
- How does the voting method influence the election? (https://electology.org/blog/bloombergs-decision-not-run-democracys-dead-canary)
- How do you change the voting method in practice? (https://electology.org/blog/making-approval-voting-reality-us-elections)
- What is approval voting? (http://www.electology.org/approval-voting
- Voting Method Glossary (reference) ( http://www.electology.org/electoral-system-glossary )
- Approval voting vs IRV ( https://electology.org/approval-voting-versus-irv )
- Ten Critiques (and defenses) On Approval Voting ( https://electology.org/blog/ten-critiques-and-defenses-approval-voting )
We look forward to hearing from you!
- Relationship Building
- Verbal / Written Communication
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Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 25
- Orientation or Training
- 10 hours/ month
- see description