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Strategy & Goals

Purpose: Create meaningful connections and shared agency among its members; Shaping the future of networks.

DGOV Foundation connects people to discover practices, implement technical solutions and create complex, scalable governance systems that create cohesion and allow people to flourish.

Values: Trust, Fairness, Integrity, Respect, Empathy, Appreciation, Egoless, Honesty, Caring, Joyfulness, Fun, Relaxed, Timely, Kindness, Self-reflection.


Network & community Builders, DAO member & practitioners, entrepreneurs and academics working with the networks.

🌱 Contributors / Sustainable participation by Phoebe Tickell


  • Clear expectations agreements and participation
  • Help setup specific goals & tasks
  • Clear focus, priorities and planning
  • Decrease cognitive load
  • Provide financial compensation
  • Recognize and praise contributors
  • Enable more transparency (decision making process etc)

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  • Open up roles
  • Use participative tools (github/underscore, google docs...)
  • Resource distribution protocols
  • Building alignment across the contributors
  • Strategy presentations (videos in the newsletter?)
  • Regular surveying {% endhint %}

{% hint style="info" %} ****Fund****

  • Sources
    • Individual donations (open fun prizes for different level contributions – e.g. 1 hour consulting on self organization, or a set of book/articles)
    • Grants (talk with foundations)
    • Membership fee (magazine?)
    • Paid services (trainings, workshops)
  • Distribution Mechanism (Giveth, Moloch, Aragon...) {% endhint %}

{% hint style="info" %} Onboarding & Contribution Guidance

  • Checklist
  • Wiki
  • Personal support
  • School of self organization project? e.g. monthly education and consulting session {% endhint %}

{% hint style="info" %} ****Governance model and practices**** {% endhint %}

🧠 Researchers / Knowledge production support by Max Semenchuk


  • Run the research producing events
  • Support the projects & researches with connections, coverage etc
  • Coordinate the ongoing researches with the academics (avoid overlaps)
  • Help researchers find right people to interview
  • Identify the needs for tools
  • Identify stakeholders & funding strategy

{% hint style="info" %} ****#dgov council / Think Tank****

  • 2020 Q1 Dgov council #2
  • Preset topics for councils
  • Research WEF/COALA/RxC... approach
  • Invite people like political scientists, future thinkers, yuval harari etc (see survey)
  • Developing the #dgov forum, so members can exchange valuable info on more in-depth topics. Harvest from events etc.
  • Forum Working Groups
    • Create interoperability / tech stack
    • Ethereum Governance
    • #dgov SSID
    • DAO funding ecosystem? Is it really working? Where is it working? Is it more efficient for the token investors? Is DAO better in fund distribution than expert board?
  • Grants/lower prices for the students {% endhint %}

{% hint style="info" %} Research partnership****

ISSDG, Ledgerback, Sensorica, govlabs {% endhint %}

{% hint style="info" %} #dgov festival 2020

Burning man for org innovators {% endhint %}

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Wikipedia as a research platform

  • S3nd research straight to the wikipedia. Setup bounties for the successful publish
  • It will also create great traffic magnet
  • Compensate top authors, they can delegate funds {% endhint %}

🤝 Leaders / Collaboration and communication support by Ela Kagel

Create more interoperability, collaboration and experimentation.


  • Support the industry standardization & collaborations
  • Support 3 governance experiments (e.g. with coops)
  • Identify stakeholders & funding strategy

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Network governance in WeWork

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{% hint style="info" %} ****Communication Layer****

  • Newsletter
    • Curating a monthly newsletter (+ dgov highlight of the month)
    • Support dgov space projects with publicity
    • Enable time-warp (send in the most convenient time)
  • Twitter
  • Network Map & SSID
    • Integrate ID system with contacts, hubs maps etc (Keybase?)
    • Maintaining and expanding the ecosystem map
    • Add profiling info (interests, skills etc)
    • Reputation
    • Matchmaking tool
  • DGOV chat with channels
  • Moderating the #dgov chat on Telegram and potentially other channels (rotating moderation?)
  • Allowing for cross-posting: #dgov tweets on Telegram
  • Calendar – curating a #dgov event calendar

  • Informational Partnerships
  • Regular meetups in Berlin, London, Barcelona, Amsterdam etc – Organize and participate in local network events / meetups. Goal – self-education?
  • Forum
  • #dgov blog / journal – use medium or for the network relevant articles
  • Shared glossary/definitions
  • Job board / forum topic?
  • Arrangements with John L (Aragon), Kate B (DAO Stack)... {% endhint %}

{% hint style="info" %} Open Value Network Layer

  • Sobol: goals, structures, agreements
  • Conflict management layer
    • Mediators list & process
    • Ethical and legal platform for innovation
  • Custodians (funds, personal data)
  • Workshops (Design Thinking etc) {% endhint %}

{% hint style="info" %} Culture Layer

  • Ministry of memes – develop artful insights on what's going on in the network (sensemaking)
  • Art
  • Games
  • Fun
  • Inspiration
  • SWAG
  • Stickers, posters etc
  • Create a show – create funny reviews about the companies and people in the industry {% endhint %}

External Audience

Political scientists (governance researchers and academics), Social scientists, Sociologists, Economists (incl. behavioral), Artists, Judges, Lawyers, Politicians, Philosophers & Ethologists, Activists (Do-ers, change agents), Systemic thinkers (complexity experts, practitioners of transformation), Anthropologists, Game theory & mathematics, Hippies, Developers, SSID People, Psychologists, Platform coop people, Interdisciplinary people, Students, Holacracy and sociocracy experts, Coaches, Social workers.

🎗️Build awareness & integration by Anja Blaj


  • Create greater awareness about the topic
  • Amplify the movement and the network
  • Identify stakeholders & funding strategy

{% hint style="info" %} ****Brand / Identity****

  • Print themed sticker pack (dlov, nature etc)
  • Attract branding specialist {% endhint %}

{% hint style="info" %} Awareness / educational campaign****

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