Step 1: Call for nominations.
MCN's 23-member board is comprised 14 individuals from MCN nonprofit member organizations and 9 individuals who are not required to represent MCN member nonprofits. Nominations for this year's board elections have now closed, and will reopen in the spring of 2018.
Step 2: Announcing the slate.
MCN announces the slate of finalists and opens a petitioning process in August. According to MCN's bylaws, the MCN board nominating committee must develop a slate that is one and a half times the number of available openings. In addition, MCN's bylaws state that any individual representing an MCN nonprofit member may be added to the slate by submitting a petition with the signatures of at least five percent of MCN's nonprofit members.
Step 3: Member vote.
MCN nonprofit member organizations are invited to cast an online ballot with one ballot per organization. MCN nonprofit member organizations will also be able to vote in person at the MCN Annual Conference in St. Paul on October 12-13.
Step 4: Announcing the new board.
The new member-representative board members will be announced in January 2018.