Alternet is an international non-profit organization based in Brussels, Belgium. Its internal governance is organised into two main governing bodies: the Management Board and the Network Council.
Each of Alternet’s core activities is supported by the leadership of an appointed member of the Management Board. The Management Board members work to deliver action proposals and recommendations to the Alternet Council–and then work throughout the year to carry out those action plans. The Council Chair, Council Vice-Chair, Secretariat, and Treasurer all additionally serve as members of the Management Board.
Management Board members work on an in-kind basis and meet several times throughout the year with at least one in-person meeting held annually.
Each partner institute in Alternet selects a council member when they join the network. These representatives comprise the Network Council, the governing body responsible for approving proposals, budgets, and activities. Full members of Alternet are appointed voting rights, while associate members may attend Council meetings but do not participate in voting.
An annual meeting of the Council is held annually under the leadership of the Council Chair and additional meetings may be organised as often as needed.
The activities of the governing bodies are supported by the Alternet Secretariat; the secretariat also oversees internal and external communications and general administration.
The Alternet Treasurer is responsible for managing the finances and financial records of the Alternet Association.