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Collaborative finance & budgeting

The Dissensus Protocol: governing differences in peer-to-peer online communities

Jaya Brekke, Kate Beecroft, Francesca Pick

Peer-to-peer networks and protocols have inspired new ideas and ideologies about governance, with the aim of using technology to enable horizontal and decentralised decision making at scale. This paper introduces the concept of ‘dissensus’ from political theory to debates about peer governance in online communities

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Scanning the European Ecosystem of Distributed Ledger Technologies for Social and Public Good

Kate Beecroft

This Science for Policy report explores the current status of the field of Distributed Ledger Technologies both theoretically and empirically, in the framework of the project #DLT4Good: Co-creating a European Ecosystem of DLTs for Social and Public Good.

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Management 3.0 Happiness at work

Kate Beecroft

What is so important about community in business? Kate Beecroft talks community, money, transparency and bibliotherapists.

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Audio & Video

Collaborative funding as a tool for agency & shared responsiblity

by Francesca Pick

Here is how the League of Intrapreneurs engaged their global community of ambassadors by letting them to allocate 30 000 € through collaborative funding. An interview with global catalysts Maggie de Pree & Florencia Estrade.

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Money is a story: let’s tell a new one

by Kate Beecroft

The dominant story of money is one where competition for scarce resources is at the heart of social and economic life. Yet our relationship to money remains a deeply personal thing — complicated, heartbreaking, uplifting, stressful.

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Investing surplus for impact: Cobudgeting at Outlandish

by Kate Beecroft

How Outlandish, a web services consultancy based in London uses Cobudget to democratically distribute dividends to all cooperative members as a way to invest in new projects they care about.

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How to use cobudgeting for member engagement

by Francesca Pick

How the Institute for Evolutionary Leadership, a self-managed community of practitioners has been using cobudgeting for over many years to engage and empower their members.

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Run a kick-ass collaborative funding round in 5 steps

by Francesca Pick

Organizations need to be able to make decisions about how to allocate resources. Especially for self-managing, participatory, or ‘teal’ organizations, there is a lack of collaborative decision-making models and tools around money.

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Sharing Power by Sharing Money: Cobudget in Enspiral

Francesca Pick

The Enspiral Network has been practising collaborative funding since 2013. As the network’s needs and realities have changed over the years, this practice we call ‘cobudgeting’, has evolved alongside it.

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Articles

Work with Source

Tom Nixon

Realise big ideas, organise for emergence and work artfully with money. A guide based on Peter Koenig's "Source Principles".

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Books

Cobudget

Cobudget is a tool that makes it easy for groups to allocate funds collaboratively and transparently.

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Tools & Templates

5 Steps to Collaborative funding

Francesca Pick, Kate Beecroft

A five step guide to running participatory proposal and budgeting processes in collaborative groups and organizations.

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Guides & Practices

The TAO of the DAO

Francesca Pick, Kate Beecroft

A handbook on the human side of budgeting and financial decision-making for Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs).

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Guides & Practices