Sharing power by sharing money: the evolution of collaborative funding in Enspiral
Enspiral is a network of entrepreneurs and freelancers whose mission is to help more people work on stuff that matters. Since 2013, we have been practising collaborative funding to allocate collective funds through a participatory process. As the network’s needs and realities have changed over the years, this practice we call ‘cobudgeting’, has evolved alongside it.
This article gives an overview of how the Cobudget tool and practice are used in Enspiral today, and shares some lessons from our more recent experiments.