Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAO) are a way to structure an entity and a favorite in Web 3 because it prioritizes community ownership over executive ownership. The premise of Web 3 is to allow more people to own a piece of the internet. Like co-ops before them, DAOs take are driven by transparency, democracy, and ownership among the members.
What Is A DAO And How Do They Work? | ConsenSys
A version of this article was first published in The Next Web What is a DAO? A DAO, or " Decentralized Autonomous Organization," is a community-led entity with no central authority. It is fully autonomous and transparent: smart contracts lay the foundational rules, execute the agreed upon decisions, and at any point, proposals, voting, and even the very code itself can be publicly audited.
What Co-ops and DAOs Can Learn From Each Other
In 2014, a year before Ethereum launched, Trebor Scholz, a scholar-activist and professor at the New School in New York, coined a new term: "platform cooperativism." In a blog post, Scholz outlined a bold alternative to the extractive Web 2.0 sharing economy: platforms that operated as cooperatives, collectively owned and controlled by their workers and users.
How DAOs and blockchain can improve the way we organize
Decentralized autonomous organizations are changing the way we think about how organizations work, and how they may work in the future. Because of their unique structure, DAOs offer the promise of enabling a focus on community, rather than just profit, and might offer a more socially-conscious structure.
Seed Club is a DAO that builds and invests in communities. We’re building a future where the value created by communities on the internet is captured by people, not platforms.
Big Green DAO
Big Green is a USA 501c3 non-profit that believes growing food changes lives. We're launching a DAO (Decentralized Autonomous Organization) as an experiment in democratizing and decentralizing our grantmaking.
Drive climate action and earn rewards with a carbon-backed, algorithmic digital currency.
herstory DAO is an on/offline art collective dedicated to preserving and incubating the stories of marginalized crypto creators.
Web 3 Familia
Web 3 Familia’s mission is to onboard one million Latinos to Web 3.
50MM Collective is an art collective created to amplify and empower underrepresented emerging NFT artists.
DAO focused on empowering women & non-binary people to earn, learn & play in web3 via mentorship, community & funding.
Building a platform to decarbonize corporations through shareholder activism
The Dream DAO empowers Gen Z to explore web3 and use it to change the world,
We build & invest in data-driven solutions for ocean conservation, starting with the first tokenized Plastic Removal Credit (PRC)
All for Climate DAO
Support all collectives and projects for the climate. Help citizens start or join a collective or a DAO to transition to a more sustainable world.
Public Land Protocol DAO
PLP is the DAO of regenerative land stewardship. We’re tokenizing the time value of stewardship and paying land stewards directly.