Many Voices, One Song

Many Voices, One Song

330 pages

75 circle diagrams

55 examples and skits

47 tables and lists

stories from real implementations

lots of examples of what sociocracy sounds like

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Pre-order the book now, receive it in June!

“I appreciate the warm and kindly tone, clear graphics demonstrating many possible configurations of linked circles, and sheer comprehensive coverage of the topic in Many Voices One Song. The authors include valuable field-tested tips using sociocracy, drawn from their personal experiences. I highly recommend this book for existing and forming communities using or considering using sociocracy”.

Diana Leafe Christian

“This is a very important book. Many people will find its specific guidance very useful as they start using sociocracy to make their organization more nimble, adaptive and humane.” 

John Buck (Co-author of We The People)

This book delivers the essentials of sociocracy by sticking to its core values and principles. It’s a rich, balanced mix between pure sociocracy and valuable tips from experienced practitioners.
It’s good to finally have such a practical manual available: It is the Bible that any organization going to implement sociocracy should procure itself.

Stéphane Brodu, Collaborative governance coach and collective intelligence consultant

What an incredibly rich source of both wisdom and practical knowledge! Thank you for sharing with us.


There are three reasons for why Jennifer Ted Rau and Jerry Koch-Gonzales have written the book. The reasons are (1) to build skills, (2) to avoid reinventing the wheel, and (3) because they care deeply about equivalence. In the book, they share what they know about shared power and how to do it.

Jan Höglund

Finally a handbook for Sociocracy! The handbook is detailed, practical, full of examples and insights from experience. A wonderful contribution for people striving for better workplaces and communities.”

Frederic Laloux, author of Reinventing Organizations

“Sociocracy feels so powerful and relevant to the needs of our times, so I deeply value how you are making it so accessible.”


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Thank you to:

Special gratitude is going to Jennifer Ladd and Leif Hanack (Europace). Without your support, the book could not have been published.

More thanks to sponsors in our pre-order campaign:

  • Terri Wardrop from Port Townsend EcoVillage
  • Stephanie Nestlerode, 7th Generation Labs
  • Anna Giraldo-Kerr
  • Dianne Dickerson of Duet Dynamics
  • Karen Gimnig, Professional Facilitator, Imago Relationships
  • Gil Braum
  • Mukunda das of Krishna Cohousing, Alachua, Florida
  • Randall Johnson
  • Robert Leigh
  • Teodor Darabaneanu
  • Luis Cascante
  • Pete Dignan of Ever Better, PBC
  • Janette Daniel-Whitney
  • Frederik Denkens
  • Jost Burkardt
  • Egon Loke
  • Mario López de Ávila Muñoz
  • Jerome Gay (20nmr consulting)
  • Bengt Nyman
  • Elle Vallance
  • Julie Miller Markoff
  • Dan Collinson
  • Sheltering Hills Design, LLC (Rhonda Baird)
  • Ahmed Avais
  • Victor Gamolsky
  • Bob Galen
  • Peter Richtsteig (German Sociocratic Center)
  • Ulrich Gerndt (change factory GmbH, Germany)
  • Bob Leigh of Cornerstone Village Cohousing
  • Ingrid Larik
  • Francine Proulx-Kenzle
  • Wendy Pearle
  • Armin Sieber
  • Vincent van der Lubbe of SEE IMPROVE
  • Katy Fox
  • Hope Wilder
  • John G Root Jr
  • Barbara Richards
  • Marie Pulito of Rocky Corner Cohousing
  • Christin Lewin
  • Jeroldine Hallberg of Skagit Cohousing (forming)
  • Laureen Golden

Thank you to our proof-readers and reviewers: John Buck, Jutta Eckstein, Frederic Laloux, Richard Longman, Georges Romme, Jan Höglund, Jutta Eckstein and Stephane Brodu, Leif Hanack, Barbara Strauch, Laureen Golden, Elle Vallance, Stephanie Nestlerode, John Root, Gloria Zmolek, Allyn Steffen, Jesse Marshall, Mukunda Das, Randall Johnson, Simon Copsey, Parveen Sherif, Julya Rose, and Ben Roberts.

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Pre-order the book now, receive it in June!