[Ccwg-auctionproceeds] Sarah Berg - ICANN contractor
jrobinson at afilias.info
Thu Feb 23 11:32:23 UTC 2017
Thanks Douglas (and others) who have weighed in on this topic.
Indeed a key question for the group to work on is when and how do we bring in specialist knowledge and expertise (including potentially Sarah Berg) in order to best inform the work of this group?
From: Douglas Onyango [mailto:ondouglas at gmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2017 10:04 AM
To: Marika Konings <marika.konings at icann.org>
Cc: ccwg-auctionproceeds at icann.org
Subject: Re: [Ccwg-auctionproceeds] Sarah Berg - ICANN contractor
Having Sarah on board is definitely a welcome development -- resources with her expertise are definitely needed.
However, given the CCWG mandate, our outputs are also going to be considered as advise to the board, which makes duplication of efforts and conflict a real possibility.
My thinking and advice is for Sarah to join and advise the CCWG, such that her input complements the efforts of the WG, rather than creating a parallel, and potentially competing reporting structure.
On 22 February 2017 at 16:05, Marika Konings <marika.konings at icann.org> wrote:
> Dear All,
> As noted in the Charter development phase, the work of the CCWG and
> the ultimate recommendations will carry important legal and financial
> implications for ICANN as an organization and also upon the fiduciary
> duties and responsibilities of the ICANN Board Members and ICANN Officers.
> There are also practical aspects to the CCWG’s anticipated
> recommendations, such as understanding basic tenets and practices of
> the grant-making and philanthropic giving space. In preparing to
> support this CCWG, ICANN recognized that this is not a core skill or
> knowledge base within the ICANN organization Therefore, to prepare
> ICANN to understand this space, ICANN has contracted with a resource
> with a lot of experience on the grant-making/philanthropic giving
> side. This resource will be available, as necessary, to provide the
> ICANN organization and Board answers, guidance, and research on these topics.
> Sarah Berg is the Principal of Ponsonby Partners in Washington D.C.- a
> consultancy firm providing philanthropic advisement and strategic
> planning to high net-worth clients, nonprofits, and foundations. A
> Certified Financial Planner (CFP) from Georgetown, Sarah spent 8 years
> working for Keel Point LLC wealth management advisory company for
> individuals and families. In her role as Wealth Advisor and
> subsequently Senior Wealth Advisor, Sarah was responsible for strategy
> and execution of financial decisions for multinational,
> multigenerational ultra-high net worth families ($100m+). This
> included managing direct investments, international businesses,
> private equity, traditional investing, commercial and residential real
> estate, tax and estate structuring, risk management, impact investing, philanthropic administration, and family governance.
> Sarah has had experience creating multiple non-profits both
> domestically in the U.S. and internationally. She is well versed in
> grant processes and California rules and regulations in regards to
> non-profits and has experience serving on not-for-profit Boards. Her
> focus at Keel Point allowed her to represent clients and work with
> stakeholders primarily in Asia, Africa, and Europe- so she is used to
> working across varying cultures and timezones.
> While Sarah has been contracted to provide the ICANN organization with
> support, we wanted to update the CCWG and offer that she be added to
> the CCWG’s list of Experts as a potential additional expertise
> resource. The CCWG can explore if it would like to avail of her
> expertise on specific topics.
> ICANN’s contracting with Sarah to provide inputs internally is not
> intended to replace any other expertise or resources that the CCWG has
> identified, but as an additional potential avenue for input alongside
> others. To facilitate the CCWG’s consideration of reference of
> questions to/inputs from Sarah, we will request that Sarah fills out
> the expertise survey so that the CCWG can have more insight on where her expertise lies.
> Best regards,
> Marika Konings
> Senior Policy Director & Team Leader for the GNSO, Internet
> Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)
> Email: marika.konings at icann.org
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