John Degen, Executive Director of the Professional Writers Association of Canada
We used the dotmocracy tools for association strategic planning at our recent conference in Vancouver. We worked with 8 key ideas for PWAC priorities, previously identified through an online survey, and had a great response from the close to 80 people in the room.
Your system lends itself to such simple tabulation of the room's overall preferences. We were able to get the full results of the "voting" back to participants and to our wider membership the day after we returned from the conference. We now have a fully, democratically prioritized list of "PWAC should" suggestions for our Board to consider. It is an incredibly effective tool for us, and we'll be using it again.