Stocksy uses an innovative resolution process to host online member submissions, voting, and discussion within the member-only portal on the site.
This partially automated resolution system allows members to engage with Stocksy United’s democratic process in real-time, regardless of physical location or timezone.
At any time, members can propose resolutions by submitting an “Idea for Discussion” for consideration by the membership. Once an idea is submitted, members will be automatically notified via email and the idea is posted to the member forums. Members are then directed to vote for one of three options: "yes" to advance the idea, "no" to decline the idea, or "abstain" to neither vote for or against the idea.
Once quorum is reached on this first level (10% of Class C members), a reminder email and forum post is sent notifying members of a 7-day countdown to cast their vote. The membership will then vote to either “advance" or "not advance" the idea to Stocksy United's Board of Directors for review. If advanced, the Board will review at the next scheduled quarterly meeting and determine whether to "approve," "decline," or submit a formal resolution back to the membership for official voting.
Each stage or status change within the resolution process triggers an automated member email and forum post to keep members in the loop on a resolution's status in the process.
Approved resolutions are posted in the forums, sent to members via email, and added to the Product Roadmap. The Board of Directors tracks the resolution's progress and keeps the membership informed on progress with regular updates.
Stocksy United's Resolutions are governed by Co-op Rule 4.1.