• Academia - a number of universities are now engaged in the study of the quality democratic process, vulnerabilities, metrics and outcomes
• NGO's - a great deal of public awareness is due to the diligence of an array of non-profit organizations, their knowledge of the current state of affairs is invaluable
• Governments - there are top governments pushing for change and new governments looking for help, we seek their knowledge and cooperation
• Politicians and Advocates - we can never have enough help, we're keen to build a broad alliance
Governance - writing mission, constitution, oversight, administration and operational structure
Public Control - we want to separate politicians and governments from the oversight of the very systems that manage them. We've assumed that having a process for citizens to install representatives directly is the best starting point, as a balance to the process of government appointments for the United Nations and the International Criminal Court. We currently envision this primary public input occurring through an election process, one that puts the emphasis on the most trusted members of society being the best candidates. The process, definitions and messaging are key to the creation and preservation of the correct culture of the organization.
Capture - We're very concerned with building both an institution and a reputation. An important part of that will be designing systems that offer the best hope of preserving the integrity of operations and outcomes. An overarching concern is preventing capture of the
• how do we gather the best practices?
• how do we maintain a transparent administration?
• how do we identify normal operation?
• how do we defend against an incursion?
Funding and Awareness
Public outreach must fulfill a number of functions;
• awareness - we've found that voters often take a fatalistic approach to their democracy problems until they understand the power of good process. A key feature of public awareness must be linking common democracy problems to the presence of weak processes. The photo comments at the bottom of every page on this site are examples of a successful messaging campaign we performed in 2014 and 2015, (including some new ones featuring current topics).
• announcement of compliance - it's important to highlight the difference between a robust and fair democracy and one that is democratic in name only. Announcing the adoption of compliant certified processes will build confidence in the best run governments.
• small, distributed donation - the