It all starts with an idea. Create an initiative to let other people know what you want to do. An initiative is an idea, or a proposal, alongside a justification for it.
After looking at the different initiatives, support the ones you like. Doing so shows the author (or initiator) just how popular their initiative is.
Participants can also suggest improvements of initiatives while indicating their importance—whether they “should” or “must” be adopted.
Participants can determine whether or not suggestions from other participants should be implemented into the initiative. Based on these suggestions, LiquidFeedback provides quantified feedback that gives the initiator an idea on how to gain more support.
Based on the feedback, the initiator can also update the initiative to achieve more support. Doing so can help the initiative reach a majority.
If you don’t like an initiative, consider suggesting an alternative initiative, or a counterproposal. You can also wait for the voting to start in order to disapprove of the initiative.
Because all initiatives with significant support become voting options, the discussion sometimes brings about alternatives upon which to vote. LiquidFeedback offers a preferential voting system that allows users to not only vote yes or no, but also to indicate preferences, such as favorites and second choices. The voting process determines the collective preference of the participants.
You can choose to delegate your vote to someone you trust, which can even be done by topic. As long as you don't engage yourself in the discussion or vote on a given issue, your representative can act on your behalf. It's a simple way to empower each other, and ensure you don't have to deal with every single question.
Learn more about the key features of the software below: