Working with isgood – the basics

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Isgood.ai is a workers’ cooperative in perpetual beta version, developing original AI technology to measure social and environmental impact. We’re planning to launch in the first half of 2021. Meanwhile, we’re building both our tech and internal structures. This toolbox was designed for our members, and is a work in progress. Below is a very short introduction, with links for further details. 

Isgood mission is to develop and scale technology that can tackle the systemic challenges facing humanity in the 21st century, and promote #techforgood. All isgood contributors who embrace our culture,have the possibility to join our cooperative after ~3 months. As a cooperative, we have adopted a governance model called holacracy, which prioritises accountability, agility, autonomy and transparency. (Read more details on our history, our big hairy audacious goals, isgood and tech ethics, our structure and membership, and decision-making at isgood.)

Our work is organised around five teams, working autonomously towards Objectives and Key Results (OKRs). For now, we expect everyone to commit at least 5 hours per week minimum, though many people commit much more than this. By joining us, you agree to uphold culture and values, with particular focus on diversity and inclusion.(Read more about how we work together, our tools and workflow, working with OKRs, accountability, culture and values, diversity and inclusion, and IP, NDA and NC).

Isgood is currently pre-revenue: we expect our first paid clients in early 2021. As we grow the organisation, the expectation is that all of us will eventually move towards paid employment. In the meantime, because isgood.ai operates as a cooperative, we don’t have sweat equity in the same way as most other startups. Instead, we track any early stage unpaid contributions with a system called Impact Points. At a later stage, in addition to salaries, surplus may be distributed among members of our cooperative. (Read more about impact points and our structure and membership)

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