By Dawn Walker

Resources to inform your governance model development

Articles on Governance Models and Contribution Models

Open organization operations handbooks

Decision making frameworks

Roles and responsibilities

  • Enspiral:  Using Loomio to govern a self-organizing community, “example of Loomio being used in Enspiral, a community I’m part of, with more than 200 people distributed around the world. We’re a self-organizing network of self-organizing companies, so we have a lot of practice doing community governance online. We never have everyone in the same physical location, but we want to give everyone the right to participate in community governance. This is the challenge that we designed Loomio to solve: small scale democratic organising without all the meetings.”
  • Loomio: How a Worker-Owned Tech Startup Found Investors—and Kept Its Values. “Loomio, as their creation is called, has already enabled thousands of groups to deliberate, debate, and make decisions online. It translates the jargon and hand signals of direct democracy into an intuitive pie chart of opinions and a comment thread. True to its democratic ideals, the company is a worker cooperative, owned by the people who develop the software.”
  • Protozoa: Coop-source, building decentralized open source with my tech co-op. “protozoa is a tech coop, and we write open source code. This is a little bit about what that means, and how open source is the foundation on which we’re building an aspirational future.”