The General Assembly (GA) is the highest authority in the Association. The GA consists of representatives of member institutions. It gathers once a year, usually during a Cumulus conference organized in the first part of the year. The General Assembly allows members to to share knowledge and opinions of issues brought to the agenda of the meetings.

The Cumulus Executive Board (CEB) comprises of the President and 8-10 members chosen in the election. Two of the members are appointed to Vice-Presidents.  The CEB meets at least three times per year.  It is responsible for the implementation of the decisions of the GA and of the policy of the association, for the planning of its activities, and for the management of its affairs.