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)


  • 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


  • 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...)

Onboarding & Contribution Guidance

  • Checklist

  • Wiki

  • Personal support

  • School of self organization project? e.g. monthly education and consulting session

🧠 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

#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

Research partnership

ISSDG, Ledgerback, Sensorica, govlabs

#dgov festival 2020

Burning man for org innovators

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

🤝 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

Network governance in WeWork

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

  • 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)...

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)

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

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

Brand / Identity

  • Print themed sticker pack (dlov, nature etc)

  • Attract branding specialist

Awareness / educational campaign