STRUCTURE (Draft document)
- OneMN.org is a collaborative network of ALANA communities and individuals who agree with its mission.
- Its purpose is to leverage the initiatives of the ALANA communities by providing a larger forum and voice to the ALANA communities. WE SEE OUR ROLE MORE AS A COLLABORATIVE NETWORK COMING TOGETHER AROUND SOME COMMON PRIORITIES - MOST IMPORTANTLY TO BUILD ONE-MINNESOTA.
- The main business of the group will be conducted at the annual meeting where the business of the organization is conducted and priorities established and leadership elected. The annual meeting is also the meeting to demonstrate the strength of the collaborative
- Most other meetings will be conducted via email, or other technological mechanism.
Core Leadership Group or Executive Council
The Core Leadership of onemn.org consists of the following groups:
- Individuals who were instrumental in creating onemn.org
- Members who represent larger groups/partners with onemn.org
- Leadership of the policy groups, ie Chairs and Vice Chairs.
- The Executive Council on onemn.org
Who will speak for onemn.org?
The Executive Council will comprise of five co-Chairs: one representative from each of the ALANA communities and one member from the larger Minnesota population. The members of the Executive Council will be elected at the Annual meeting. The Executive Council will speak for onemn.org.
In making decisions about issues or policies that onemn.org, for example, supporting or denouncing a policy initiative, the following procedures will be followed:
- If it is an emergency the Executive Council will make the decision and inform the core leadership team about the decision.
- For onemn.org official sponsorship of a policy, program or denouncement of a policy or program – the Core Leadership Team would need to approve the request.
- If the request or action item deals with a policy area of an existing policy group, the requests should go to the leadership of that policy group who will then determine the next steps. For onemn.org to approve/support any initiative it would require the endorsement of the Core Leadership Group.
- Members of the Core Leadership Group will agree to respond to email requests for decisions within 24 hours. A majority of the responses of members of the Core Leadership group who responded to the requests will be sufficient for approval.
Policy Groups: Role, Structure and Functions
- Each policy group is a network of experts in the particular field. It is a mechanism for the collective voice of ALANA communities to be heard in that policy area.
- The purpose of the policy group:
- is to leverage the work of members of the policy group
- Be the “community expert” on that policy area for onemn.org and for all requests that come to onemn.org in that policy area.
- At the annual meeting of onemn.org each policy group will identify top priority issues for onemn.org to challenge.
- A listserv will be created for members to network and communicate within the group
- Most of the business of the policy group will be done via email or informal networking.
- The policy group will have two Co-Chairs and two Vice Chairs to help facilitate the networking and functioning of the policy group. It is hoped that youth will be recruited to take on leadership roles within each policy group