I had the great pleasure of hanging out with some of the Enspiral network members at the end of March 2016.
One of the more fascinating elements that I learned about was Cobudget, the system that Enspiral uses for sourcing and allocating finds. It is like participatory budgeting, it is also like internal crowdfunding … but it is different to anything I’ve come across so far as well.
It is important to note that Enspiral have been working on a variety of network based and non-hierarchical systems and approaches to decision making, as well as ways to do distributed and remote decision making. Cobudget is definitely a great tool to use for these sorts of things.
In this interview Mix Irving, an Enspiral member and active in a variety of startups, talks us through what Cobudget is, how it is used in Enspiral, and its broader applications.