Could you or someone you know be willing to invest a few days per month, offering skills and experience that would be useful to The Perl Foundation or Raku Foundation? Have you considered nominating yourself, or them, to join the Board?
Potential Board members ideally will:
* want to get things done and add value
* be active in the open source community
* demonstrate professional and positive characteristics
It would be great if you have experience on other FOSS boards, or not for profit, start-up, or management experience. Experience with fundraising would also be useful.
Nominees don't have to be actively working with the Perl or Raku languages. They may be a lapsed Perl or enthusiast, who continues to support and love Perl or Raku, but who has left the Perl or Raku environment.
The Board aims to represent the communities that it serves - we currently lack diversity in many ways, so please consider yourself, or encourage nominations for those who do not feel represented at the Foundation.
Currently, our board of directors has five members and we have an annual nomination and election process for new members. Bringing new people to the board regularly, with some community input, allows the organization to grow and increase our effectiveness.
## What's expected of Board Members?
Board members are asked to serve a two-year term, after which they will be asked if they want to continue serving. They are expected to attend a monthly board meeting, as well as the monthly community representatives meeting, usually held on the third Friday of the month, one after the other.
## What’s the process for joining the Board?
A new member should be nominated by one or more Board members, and must be seconded.
If you would like to be nominated, please get in touch via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the following information:
* If you purport to represent a community (a language, a major project, etc.), that community should validate your application
* Your reasons for wishing to become a member of the Board.
* What goals you would like to see pursue over the next 12-24 months?
**This information will be posted publicly.**
The nominee must be an active volunteer with the foundation for at least 180 days.
**3. Public hearing**
A public post will be made to ask for input from the community. The post will have the nominee’s bio and reasons for nomination, as detailed above.
The final vote will be made by the existing Board Members after gathering feedback from the public.
## Any questions and further information
If you have any questions please get in touch with us at [email@example.com](mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org).