Finance a greenhouse at the community garden? A playground? Support research? The food bank? Split the money between the 3 most popular projects according to votes?
Watch the slide show at http://commongoodbank.com/ for an overview. William Spademan did a tremendous job putting together all these pages about voting and democracy at the Common Good Bank. Replace bank with Trado and you'll have a pretty good idea how things will work here. Of course Trado is NOT a bank, so there's a lot less regulation and Trado will operate as a non profit organization. http://commongoodbank.com/democracy/index.html http://commongoodbank.com/democracy/representatives.html http://commongoodbank.com/democracy/decisionsteps.html http://commongoodbank.com/democracy/budgetoptions.html http://commongoodbank.com/democracy/multiplechoicevote.html http://commongoodbank.com/democracy/pennyvote.html http://commongoodbank.com/democracy/leaders.html http://commongoodbank.com/democracy/workplace.html http://commongoodbank.com/democracy/whereisitused.html http://commongoodbank.com/democracy/howisitbetter.html It really sucks that the Common Good Bank has the plan and everything in place, but it's lacking the $1.5 million required to open. According to American law, only millionaires can invest in start-up capital for a bank and as far as I know, the millionaires aren't interested in buying CGB stock. Trado also has no funds, but because it is NOT a bank, it can accept donations from anyone. However, Trado is not even looking for donations. Instead, Trado will exchange Trados for Dollars or Euros to fund expenses that can't be paid with Trados.
So unfortunately, the software the CGB plans to use is still vaporware. I've been to a few interesting democracy / voting methods sites, will post everything I find from now on.I don't have a clue how much it costs to get software developed and of course I'd like it to be Drupal integrated so that it's easy to have votes by all members as well as VERIFIED members only. Since Trado banking will be at a different site, we already have 2 log-ins and I'd hate to have a 3rd login for voting.