Governance Softwares

  • Governance Softwares

    Posted by Nicole on May 4, 2023 at 4:44 pm

    A compilation of softwares that support alternative governance models in communities and organizations replied 4 months, 2 weeks ago 3 Members · 7 Replies
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  • Nicole

    May 4, 2023 at 4:50 pm

    Loomio an online platform designed for group decision-making and collaboration. Users can create proposals, discuss them, and vote on decisions in a transparent and inclusive manner.

    Decidim a free, open-source platform for participatory democracy that allows users to propose, debate, and vote on decisions within a community.

    Consul an open-source platform for citizen participation, which can be used for various purposes like public consultations, participatory budgeting, and collaborative legislation.

    DemocracyOS an open-source platform that provides tools for online voting, discussion, and debate on various topics.

    IdeaScale a crowdsourcing platform that allows users to submit, vote on, and discuss ideas, proposals, and innovations.

    Nestr a tool for organizing holocratic circles and creating requests between autonomous organizational departments.

    Polis is interesting for computational democracy at large scale. you can use this tool to gather large amounts of data about what groups of people think in their own words.

    Sociocracy Governance Tools

    • This reply was modified 5 months ago by  Nicole.

    May 5, 2023 at 4:47 am

    Very awesome, thanks 👍🙏<div>

    I’d only heard of Glassfrog.

    For ‘web3’ tools/types of folks there’s

    & even Hypha (the same people who run SEEDS


  • Julia

    May 18, 2023 at 1:41 am

    Great list!

    Anyone here experienced with the hypha ecosystem?

    “organization in a box”


      May 18, 2023 at 6:07 pm

      U can see what’s up w existing DAOs here when it’s not ‘under maintenance’

      I personally wouldn’t use it – too unstable as a ‘software’ with too high a buy-in price for me (although there’s probably a 1-time fee option… But who makes these decisions with what quorum? Too complicated for me…) Feature-set looks good though.

      Unless ‘you’re’ pretty committed to the community & ecosystem… I wouldn’t.

      • Julia

        May 19, 2023 at 6:12 pm

        appreciate your share!

        Yes, I see its still evolving. I have been looking into the hypha ecosystem a bit and find it quite interesting. Hypha switched to a stacking model too – you stack a certain amount of coins that come with a number of transactions, when your organization grows and you need more transactions, you stack more Hypha (to avoid monthly fees – and connect the growth processes of the organization and the hypha ecosystem). I am curious to explore it more and would like to connect with people that have actively been using it within their project/ organization 🙋‍♀️☕🧠


          May 22, 2023 at 12:46 am

          Oo, so they did actually change their ‘income model’. Sweet. It’s a little TOO much of an organically-grown community software for me.

          A couple of months ago, I sent feedback to someone who emailed me about activating a Freemium test account (you probably could, too) about their ecosystem & pricing model being unclear to me & what ‘stake/voting power’ would I have in influencing the feature development based on financial input etc.

          I’d want the freedom of potentially changing ‘softwares’ without too much fuss & sunk upfront costs if it evolves in an unhelpful way to me, so just watching it for now.

          Tools can be built up around an ecosystem that already works, for me technology means “pulling levers” (even if the process is to iterate fast, decide whether to fix what breaks according to user feedback) not organic growth 📈🤷🏝️


      May 18, 2023 at 6:10 pm

      For me it’s important not to confuse/conflate the Blockchain (Primary ecosystem), Product (software, features), voting power of the Community & Creators (ie. Secondary/Plurality of Ecosystem(s)).

      Technology has no emotions, people do. People can build technology for any reason, based on emotions or not. And my guts say “no” to using it ,🤷

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