New sponsorship, new board members

In its board meeting today, the Verista board elected two new members, Ann Ravenstine and Arnold “Skip” Isaacs. Their biographies are on the Board of Directors page.

The five members voted unanimously to:

-Offer sponsorship to News Lens Pakistan, an independent news organization which Board President Lisa Schnellinger launched in her role as President of NearMedia LLC. News Lens is owned by the Pakistani nonprofit Media Foundation 360.  Verista will accept contributions via PayPal on behalf of News Lens and will pass through any fees from PayPal.

-Clarify the fiscal sponsorship of Herb Bus to ensure that it meets legal standards.

-Write and adopt a Conflict of Interest policy.