12 November 2022
Internet Society Foundation
Minutes of Board of Trustees Meeting #F19
12 November 2022
Hilton London Metropole – 225 Edgware Road, London W2 1JU
Guide to Board of Trustees session types:
- Closed executive session: board members only.
- Open to observers session: local and remote attendees are welcome to listen in.
- Open forum session: local and remote attendees are welcome to ask questions, provide input, and discuss with the board.
Trustees Present in Person:
Chair, Ted Hardie
President and CEO Andrew Sullivan (ex officio, non-voting)
Trustees Present via Zoom:
Staff Members Present in Person:
Executive Director, Sarah Armstrong
General Counsel, Ilona Levine
Chief Financial Officer, Sae Park
Senior Vice President Strategy, Communications and Engagement, Rinalia Abdul
Board Liaison, Lauren Terrell
Senior Vice President, Project Staff, Sally Wentworth
The meeting started in Open to Observers Session at 11:41 UTC.
1. Welcome, Apologies and Declaration of Conflicts – T. Hardie
Mr. Hardie called the meeting to order in Open to Observers Session on
Saturday, 12 November 2022 at 11:41 UTC and welcomed participants.
No conflicts were declared.
2. Executive Director’s Report on Looking Back on 2022 – S. Armstrong
Ms. Armstrong presented the work of the Internet Society Foundation in 2022,
including the status of programs such as Emergency Response, SCILLS, Research,
BOLT, Beyond the Net, and others.
Discussion ensued with Ms. Armstrong and others from staff responding to
trustee comments and questions.
The meeting recessed at 12:34 UTC and resumed at 13:32 UTC.
3. Presentation of the 2023 Philanthropy Action Plan – S. Armstrong and R.
Ms. Armstrong and Ms. Abdul Rahim presented the 2023 Philanthropy Action
Plan, including 2023 funding areas, monitoring, evaluation and learning, and
reallocation updates, including goals for the empowerment, fundraising,
marketing and communications, and content teams.
The board discussed the report and raised questions about the resilience
program, disaster response program, programs moving over to the Foundation in
2023, and fundraising and public support test matters.
The meeting recessed at 14:02 UTC and resumed in the Closed Executive
Session at 14:20 UTC where the following topics were addressed.
4. CFO’s Report – S. Park
Purpose: provide the board with information on the Internet Society
Foundation’s third quarter financial results.
5. Presentation of the 2023 Budget – S. Park
Purpose: present the proposed 2023 budget for the Internet Society
Foundation and consolidated budget.
6. Finance Committee Report on the Proposed Budget – L. Thomson
Purpose: present the Finance Committee’s report and recommendations
regarding the proposed budget.
7. Any Other Business
Purpose: to raise any other business requiring board attention.
Closed Executive Session concluded at 16:30 UTC and the board meeting
resumed in Open to Observers Session at 16:31 UTC.
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