DAO Discovery: Governance & Tools Exploration Series

Anna Margolis
5 min readApr 12, 2022
https://www.joeshmoenft.com/

CONTEXT

For those of you who have ever followed my writings you know that I’ve been super interested in questions around distributed and decentralised governance for some time now.

Having spent a number of years in an exploration of how to create a Constitution and Operating Agreement to support us as a small team to come together and co-create a distributed partnership agreement, that would off-set the usual power dynamics of a typical startup hierarchy, I’ve since written pretty extensively around what we learnt about equity and dynamic ownership, culture-creation, distributed decision-making and voting, resource allocation and compensation, and conflict resolution, among other things,

Well, now that conversation is evolving out of the small group context and to the next level in the NFT and DAO space. As such, this series of Medium articles will be sharing what we’ve been learning about DAO Governance and the most supportive tools, through a series of Twitter Spaces and Discord discussions with actively operating DAOs; and how, through what we’re discovering, the Constitution (and Operating Agreement) we had devised for distributing governance in a small core team context can now be modified and applied to this wider DAO context.

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Anna Margolis

As a former lawyer, Anna merges material world memories, tales of transformation and embodied experience in articulating the future of collaboration