Why Sociocracy For All
(SoFA)?

Learn and evolve

We offer the whole spectrum of training, coaching and consulting: training on all levels, immersion programs, peer learning among and a one-year advanced program.

Membership organization

We are a membership organization with more than 120 members worldwide with several language groups and circles on topics like cooperatives, communities, permaculture etc.

Social change mission

We think that sociocracy is one of the tools that will make our world more beautiful. That’s why we’re committed to spreading it all over the world.

Real people, peer approach

We hold pride in being approachable, genuine and willing to give it all we have. We are also non-competitive and value-oriented.

What we do and why – explained in 50 seconds
by co-founder Jerry Koch-Gonzalez.

Partnerships

Next GENNA

NextGEN is a youth initiative born out of the Global Ecovillage Network (GEN). There are NextGEN groups in all 5 regions of GEN – including Latin America, Africa, Asia, and Europe.
By hosting educational events and reaching out to student groups, our Sustainability Educators share their extensive knowledge in all aspects of communal regenerative living.

New Economy Coalition

The New Economy Coalition (NEC) is a network of organizations imagining and building a future where people, communities, and ecosystems thrive. Together, we are creating deep change in our economy and politics—placing power in the hands of people and uprooting legacies of harm—so that a fundamentally new system can take root.

Thriving Resilient Communities Collaboratory (TRCC)

Thriving Resilient Communities Collaboratory  is a U.S.-based network of regional and national leaders who use systemic and collaborative approaches to help communities become more thriving and resilient.

The Sociocracy Movement

Sociocracy has been driven by a vision of social change from the beginning, a thread that continues in the present. Since Gerard Endenburg, sociocracy has been merging ideas from the Quakers (everyone’s voice matters), engineering (feedback loops and continuous improvement) as well as natural systems (nesting of semi-autonomous systems).

Since the early days, sociocracy has grown, has been blended with other methods, and yet, the core is still the same: a non-coersive system that is based on trust and empowerment as well as equality.

 

SoFA is well-connected with other players in the field, from some regional centers, related branches, as well as holacracy and other teal practitioners and trainers.

We are striving to contribute to a pluralist, cooperative learning community that embodies the values of sociocracy: helping each other, appreciating differences and finding the both-and in a non-competitive way.

(For more information on the movement, read Sociocracy. The movement.)

SoFA Mission and Aims

Vision

A world where people are organized in a Sociocratic way ( = no one is ignored ) to meet needs.

Mission

To make resources for learning and implementing Sociocracy accessible to everyone.

Aims

Creating accessible, educational and inspirational materials about Sociocracy (primarily CC–SA-BY license)

  1. Organizing live introductory learning about Sociocracy such as online webinars and in-person presentations
  2. Creating and delivering comprehensive training on Sociocracy such as multi-day workshops and the Sociocracy Leadership Training (SoLT)
  3. Helping implement Sociocracy in organizations
  4. Creating and enhancing connections among the people who are practicing and sharing Sociocracy

SoFA Circle structure

Sociocracy For All History

  • 2016: the founders made videos and led four cycles of the Sociocracy Leadership Training (SoLT) program.
  • 2017: the founders wrote a book (Many Voices One Song), started the Empowered Learning Circles (study groups), led three more cycles of SoLT, and redesigned SoFA as a member organization with multiple circles (teams) of volunteers.
  • 2018: we strengthened and expanded our circle organization and launched an advanced training program, the Sociocracy Academy.
  • 2019: we strengthen the SoFA infrastructure and ease replicability (making our resources easier to copy, use, and adapt, and in multiple languages and multiple sectors.
  • 2020! We are getting ready for a major expansion in year five! As we continue to grow, we invite you to join SoFA.