|HIV/AIDS Networking Guide - A comprehensive resource for individuals and organisations who wish to build, strengthen or sustain a network (International Council of AIDS Service Organisations, 1997, 48 p.)|
|Chapter 5 - Governing Body and Staff Issues in Formalized Networks|
Once the decision is taken to hire staff the key tasks will be to determine the difference between the role of the networks governing body and staff.
Lets examine some options.
In order to decide on an appropriate structure, the governing body must ask three basic questions.
1. What decisions do we want to make ourselves, and what decisions do we want to delegate to our staff?
2. How much do we want to be involved in the day-to-day operation of the network?
3. How will we define the reporting relationship between ourselves and our staff?
Depending on how you answer those questions, you can come up with several different pictures of how a governing body operates.