Making decisions without an elected board and agendas
Loose networks and activist groups without a formal structure of statutes, board and agenda meetings can use digital democracy to make decisions.
There are advantages to choosing the network as an organisational form: no hierarchies, boards, agendas and minutes. However, a key problem is that many networks may find it difficult to act together effectively - how can they make important decisions together and control a common pot of money?
Digital democracy offers new opportunities for networks to organise themselves and make quick and effective decisions together. In an online forum, everyone can participate on an equal footing by discussing, making suggestions and voting. It becomes possible to organise the network, share work and pursue common issues without having to form a non-profit association.
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The Digital Democracy Association is a non-profit association that is religiously and politically independent. It aims to support and promote effective democratic organisation of people at all levels: from small networks and organisations at grassroots level to large companies, political parties and organisations at national and international level.
Its ultimate goal is a world in which everyone's influence and participation is maximised in a way that is compatible with high flexibility, efficiency and power to act in human co-operation and organisations. The Association's sub-goals are to (i) develop innovative open-source tools for digital democratic organisation (ii) disseminate knowledge and stimulate interest in effective democratic decision-making and organisational practices (iii) support organisations and companies to improve their internal democracy.
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