LocalGov Drupal to Become Cooperative
Local Gov Drupal announced on the 21 November that they will soon become a co-operative. They will no longer be funded by the DLUHC local Digital fund and will need to support all on their own. On November 16th they held their first ever in-person away day to discuss the next stage of the LGD project.
📢 We’re excited to announce that we’ll soon become a #cooperative. 🎉— LocalGov Drupal (@LocalGovDrupal) November 21, 2022
Our innovative new structure will help strengthen our collaboration and ensure our financial sustainability.
Thanks to all those who helped to make this possible. 👏🏼
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Why is LocalGov Drupal Now going to be a co-operative?
The project is taking a step further, standing on their own, Nathan Brown and the Product and Tech Leads at LGD, Will Callaghan and Finn Lewis, presented a proposal at the away day to establish the project as a multi-stakeholder co-operative. They also worked with business development specialists like Nathan himself and Mark Simmonds of Co-op Culture to find the best possible company structure, one that fits with our collaborative ethos.
Can I ask, is your internal structure different that the usual managerial hierarchy? I'd heard you might have more of a flat self-managed structure for your work...— Matthew Kalman Mezey (@MatthewMezey) November 21, 2022
We organise around "working groups" which get created and disbanded as needed. We don't have a hierarchy.— Marky 🌙 🐺 Conriocht 🎃 (@markconroy) November 21, 2022
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