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After much deliberation and lively discourse, the AIGA board voted yesterday to proceed with negotiations to sell the AIGA national headquarters building at 164 Fifth Avenue in New York. The national board, advisory board, chapter leadership, medalists, past presidents, past board members and general membership were all part of this conversation, and the debate on the issue has been essential to our decision making process. The decision was made to move forward with several conditions:
Within the context of AIGA's existing strategic framework and direction, the board will also engage in these action items:
Immediately begin work on detailing the existing strategic framework: thoroughly define and evaluate AIGA's current and future initiatives, including budgets, timing, prioritization, success criteria, metrics and sustainability. This planning will be conducted by the national board, outside experts, the executive team and representatives from the membership.
Create a committee of board members and outside experts to re-evaluate AIGA governance and propose changes to the roles, responsibilities, and inter-communication of the board of directors, advisory board, executive team and chapter leadership.
Create a committee of board members and outside experts to evaluate and refine, if necessary, the financial activities of AIGA, including oversight of the investments and endowments resultant from the sale of 164 Fifth Avenue.
Create a committee of board members and outside experts to evaluate the communications strategy and methods of AIGA, and make recommendations on how the process can be improved.
Create a committee of board members and outside experts to consider the association's leadership needs moving forward, including a review of the ongoing duties, responsibilities, compensation and evaluation of the CEO. The contract with the current executive director runs through the end of 2015, and so the board wants to begin to consider leadership needs for the future.
This has been a rigorous process. The positive outcome would not have been possible without the hard work and dialogue from everyone involved, reinforcing AIGA as a dynamic and vital organization. Now we start the hard work with a historically strong foundation of involvement and energy moving into AIGA's next 100 years.
Thank you for your ongoing support of AIGA,
Drew Davies and Sean Adams,
AIGA Insights is a collection of articles and webcasts that together reveal the thought processes behind key organizational decisions. We welcome discussion from members and the broader design community.
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governance, AIGA news
In 2014 AIGA turns 100. AIGA is celebrating this moment by looking forward toward inspiration, relevance, leadership and opportunity for every designer in the decades ahead.
It is with great sorrow that we announce that William Drenttel, AIGA president 1994–1996, died on December 21, 2013, after a year-and-a-half struggle with brain cancer. He was 60 years old.
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More at powerofdesign.wolfsonian.org
This weekend, The Wolfsonian in Miami hosts its multi-day, multidisciplinary festival on the theme of complaints and the design solutions they generate. Exhibitions, performances and discussions (from Complaints Court to Complaints Choirs and a Complaints Film Festival) make up this unique approach to community challenges and collective problem-solving. Those who cannot attend can submit their own complaints, check out original posters curated by AIGA Medalist Steven Heller, and watch events (streaming and/or recorded) on the Power of Design site.
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