Sunday, June 16, 2013

KBOO Strategic Plan: Chapter 3

Part of our ongoing educational series for loyal Inner Party cadre.  You WILL be tested!  POWER TO THE PEOPLE!!!!!!
-Meresa Titchell

CHAPTER 3: Existing Organizational Structure

As a 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt organization under federal law, KBOO operates as a public benefit
corporation. The corporation has members, which includes persons from the general public who
have paid annual membership dues; volunteers who have contributed not less than 24 hours of
service to KBOO within the last twelve months; and any paid staff members of the corporation.
KBOO is currently developing a collective management structure that will influence the
connections between staff, volunteers, board members and paid members within the legal
parameters under which KBOO operates as well as the reasonable needs of the organization. For
purposes of this Plan, the staffs that comprise this group are referred to as the “collective
management body.”

Board of Directors
Per the station’s Bylaws, KBOO is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit corporation that is managed by a
Board of Directors comprised of twelve members. Board members are not compensated for their
service and serve three-year terms, with the option to unlimited reelections. Further, a person
cannot serve as a board member and a paid staff person concurrently. Board member terms are
staggered and the composition of the board represents the diversity of the community that KBOO

The Board of Directors includes committees that are comprised of at least two or more Directors.
Standing committees include: Executive Committee; Nominating Committee; and Other
Committees, which include Program Committee; Finance Committee; Personnel Committee; and
the Development Committee.

Program Charter
The KBOO Program Charter is a driving force within the organization, which the organizational
structure of KBOO is guided by the overarching commitment to the Program Charter, which

“KBOO shall be a model of programming, filling needs that other
media do not, providing programming to diverse communities and
unserved or underserved groups. KBOO shall provide access and
training to those communities.

KBOO's news and public affairs programming shall place an
emphasis on providing a forum for unpopular, controversial, or
neglected perspectives on important local, national, and
international issues, reflecting KBOO's values of peace, justice,
democracy, human rights, multiculturalism, environmentalism,
freedom of expression, and social change.

KBOO's arts, cultural, and music programming shall cover a wide
spectrum of expression from traditional to experimental, and
reflect the diverse cultures KBOO serves.

KBOO shall strive for spontaneity and programming excellence,
both in content and technique.”
The Program Charter forms the core of KBOO’s organizational philosophy and emerged as a
principal point of reference for discussions about how to move KBOO forward while still
maintaining the values and principles that have shaped the organization in its nearly fifty year
Paid Staff Members
The organization employs fourteen people and operates as a collective management body, which
is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the organization. These positions serve as liaisons
between the Board of Directors and the staff. Staff positions include:
 Program Director
 Morning News & Public Affairs Director
 Evening News & Public Affairs Director
 Membership Director
 Development Director & Promotions Coordinator/Ticket Giveaways
 Studio Engineering Director
 IT Engineering Director
 Volunteer Coordinator
 Finance Coordinator
 Web Coordinator
 Youth Advocate/Operations Manager
 Administrative Assistant
 Facilities Manager
 Finance Assistant
 Program Guide Editor – (Independent contractor)
Volunteer Positions
 Rock Music Director
 Urban Music Director

1 comment:

  1. It's obvious what the "collective staff body" THINK of the community, programmers and board. Just look at the size of their rectangle!!