The Halt the Harm Network is dedicated to a transparent and open governance structure. We focus on creating a network structure that is both flexible and distributed. The governance of the Network must be representative of the people in the movement, accountable to them and responsive to their needs and constraints.
Responsibilities of the Core Advisory Board
- Participate in quarterly video calls.
- Stay briefed on the activities of the Halt the Harm Network and in tune with the issues and challenges leaders in the movement face.
- Review budget and work plans.
- Provide feedback on any activity that is unclear or does not support the vision of the Network.
- Provide support for the Network in the form of at least one of the following:
- Feedback on activities and services.
- Introductions to new Leaders and supporters.
- Funding for the Network’s operations and activities.
- Ideas for new services and activities that would support Leaders.
Requirements of Core Advisory Board Members
- Must have extensive experience working against the harms of fracking.
Time commitment of about 10-20 hours annually
- Must be willing to dedicate necessary time to participate in at least 50 percent of the quarterly meetings per year and review materials in advance of calls.
- Must understand and align with the values of the Network and be willing to support its mission and goals.
The process for joining or leaving the Core Advisory Board is managed by the network operations team. The operations team is committed to keeping the Core Advisory Board to a group of people no more than 5 percent of the total number of Leaders, and who are representative of the movement in terms of expertise, gender, background and years in the field.
If you or someone you know would be eligible and interested in joining, please submit this form and someone will review and respond to your request within one month.
The Network’s governance is guided by the “FOLKS Protocols,” developed by Bill Traynor. Bill is a board member of Netcentric Campaigns and a partner at Trusted Space, a group that provides consulting and workshops to support grassroots action to connect people across lines of difference for mutual support, empowerment and quality of life.
Halt the Harm Network is staffed by a small team, each working on serving the network and helping leaders get the most from the services available. New positions come available from time to time, so please get involved (see below).
- Marty Kearns: President
- Ryan Clover-Owens: Writer, Web Developer, Webinar Host
- AC Stauble: Community Support, Welcome Committee Facilitator
- Kevin Richardson: Campaign Fellow, Webinar Host
- Sundeep Sood: Learning Designer, Campaign Accelerator
We regularly collaborate with and hire partners and Leaders on complex, funded projects. So don't hesitate to contact us.
Want to get involved? Check out the Netcentric Campaigns Fellows program.
Want to be involved?
There are a number of ways to help out with the network. To start, join The Network and complete your profile. Introduce yourself in the network. Apply to the Halt the Harm Network Leader Directory to contribute your skills and interests.
If you enjoy being part of a team doing the work behind the scenes to build the movement, the leader directory is perfect for you.
To be involved in growing and supporting the movement through this network model, you can be involved in the Welcome Committee that connects with new leaders, moderate the network exchange, and answer questions in the Fracking Help Center.