We've had a lot of learnings on how to make politics better.

We're going to be honest with you. Creating Outcome Based Donations is hard (cue "duh" sound). We've spent the better part of a year and a half talking to experts and experimenting on how to make them successful. This is what we learned.

Creating Outcome Based Donations require something from multiple types of people, each have their own unique value to add.

After much experimentation and learning, we've realized that it all starts with The People. You are the true leader - where you go, everyone else follows. While the best proposals for Outcome Based Donations come from Experts, Leaders, and Politicians, it's hard to get them to propose anything if nobody is on the platform yet.

So we need you, We The People, to take the first step with us.

We looked at all of this and built the Govrn process around what is actually happen, not what we wish happened. Additionally, the best way to build a robust and diverse platform of Outcome Based Donations is to build as much people demand as possible. 

As such, this is our proposed process to create Outcome Based Donations.

The Govrn Process

Step 1

Pledge to an Outcome Community

This is super important. We've learned that the only way to get Experts and Leaders to build the best Outcome Based Donations is to show them what you want them to solve first.

So we built Outcome Communities for this. Outcome Communities allow you to join and pledge money for an ownership stake in a specific group (i.e. Fix Education + San Francisco). The cool thing about having ownership in the community, is it means if you don't like any of the Outcome Based Donations proposed, you can quit at any time and get your pledge back.
Step 2

Experts, Leaders, and Politicians propose Outcome Based Donations

This is when things get really exciting. Now that you've told your leaders "what" their priorities should be, they can come and propose solutions to the problems you've stated.

The more money an Outcome Community raises, the more solutions proposals it'll receive (sorry Biggie...)
Step 3

Vote

As you start to see proposals you like, you can vote and commit your pledged dollars to the Outcome Based Donation Proposal you like. The best part? If the proposal you voted for loses, you can get your money back!
Step 4

Get to fix'in

Now's our favorite part - fix'in problems.

Once an Outcome Based Donation has committed money - it's the politician and experts turn to get to work. They have a set of clearly defined goals and objectives they can work towards.

And since everyone is in it together, we have one consolidated place where politicians can provide updates and even ask for feedback from you. Governance is a team sport, and we need everyone's "A" Game.
Step 5

Where the money at?

If the outcome is achieved - the politician receives the dollars (or bounty).

If not - the power goes back to you, the people. At this point you can choose whether you still want to send the politician your donation. Maybe they were super close to achieving the goal - or maybe something like a Global Pandemic got in the way. Either way, the politician has to reach out directly to you and make their case.

This is true - direct accountability.

The Govrn Process

Step 1

Pledge to a Outcome Community

This is super important. We've learned that the only way to get Experts and Leaders to build the best Outcome Based Donations is to show them what you want them to solve first.

So we built Outcome Communities for this. Outcome Communities allow you to join and pledge money for an ownership stake in a specific group (i.e. Fix Education + San Francisco). The cool thing about having ownership in the community, is it means if you don't like any of the Outcome Based Donations proposed, you can quit at any time and get your pledge back.
Step 2

Experts, Leaders, and Politicians propose Outcome Based Donations

This is when things get really exciting. Now that you've told your leaders "what" their priorities should be, they can come and propose solutions to the problems you've stated.

The more money an Outcome Community raises, the more solutions proposals it'll receive (sorry Biggie...)
Step 3

Vote

As you start to see proposals you like, you can vote and commit your pledged dollars to the Outcome Based Donation Proposal you like. The best part? If the proposal you voted for loses, you can get your money back!
Step 4

Get to fix'in

Now's our favorite part - fix'in problems.

Once an Outcome Based Donation has committed money - it's the politician and experts turn to get to work. They have a set of clearly defined goals and objectives they can work towards.

And since everyone is in it together, we have one consolidated place where politicians can provide updates and even ask for feedback from you. Governance is a team sport, and we need everyone's "A" Game.
Step 5

Where the money at?

If the outcome is achieved - the politician receives the dollars (or bounty).

If not - the power goes back to you, the people. At this point you can choose whether you still want to send the politician your donation. Maybe they were super close to achieving the goal - or maybe something like a Global Pandemic got in the way. Either way, the politician has to reach out directly to you and make their case.

This is true - direct accountability.

Boom - that's it.

And there it is. We get it's new and kind of whacky, but simple enough for this actually to work (this process is simpler than picking a bottle of wine or whiskey from the store - we've tested both, a few times...)

We want your feedback and thoughts. This is a community and a movement, and if someone figures out a better way to do this, we want to hear it and we want to build it. This is built for you, not us. You decide what gets built next. Come join our community if you're interested in helping.