dojo4 coop member handbook

Updated 4 months ago

Most but not all of the processes and procedures outlined here are also codified in the Bylaws...

Tracking Time

  • Members shall track all time they spend on dojo4 related work, whether it be billable to a client or not.
  • Billable work shall we paid to member by dojo4 at their hourly contractor rate.
  • Non-billable work shall not be paid at the contractor rate, but will be compensated as part of the calculation of patronage dividends.
  • Please mark non-billable work as Patronage when tracking time in Redmine.

Voting (on what and how...)

  • members vote on:

    • new clients

    • new members

    • hires / fires

    • members of Board of Directors

    • annual review of existing clients

    • amending the Bylaws and Articles of Incorporation

    • change of control event: merger, acquisition, liquidation, demutualization

    • successful petition by the members to implement: new work standards (e.g. brick house vs wood frame house technique), new policies, or new business opportunities (the petition is initially drawn to a vote and approved by at least 25% of the Council Members

  • quorum is a simple majority

  • voting method is Fist to Five (see: and/or

  • objectives / mission

    • a system that encourages actions based on critical enthusiasm for a given action
    • a system that mandates shared values, objectives, and strategies
    • a system that encourages and facilitates group harmony and individual happiness
  • definitions

    • a 'motion' is an item put forth for voting - any member can suggest a motion at any time

    • a 'vote' for motion is number if points, 0-5, cast for a motion

    • a 'zero', or 'first' vote, is similar to a veto, in that it blocks an outcome, pending discussion

  • voting system

    • voting motions are proposed by any council member

    • a quorum is required to hold a vote

    • each member can vote with a whole number value:0-5

    • all votes will be measured against the total, collective, number of


    • a motion can/will pass if it obtains 2/3's of the total available points, eg, if 30 possible points exist (6 * 5 points) then 20 (2/3s of 30) are required for a motion to pass *regardless* of how many members are voting in a quorum

    • a vote has 'passed' if it reaches 2/3's of the total points in a 24 hour period

    • if a vote has a single zero vote, or a lack of 2/3's points, discussion and a 2nd vote is required