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Welcome to PSAD's

Sociocracy Initiative!

Welcome! As we embark on this exciting journey towards adopting a sociocracy model, your involvement is crucial. This page provides all the information you need about our transition process and how you can participate. We will update this page as often as appropriate. 

Let’s work together to shape the future of PSAD. 


What is Sociocracy

Sociocracy is a collaborative governance method that ensures everyone’s voice is included. It helps organizations like ours make decisions more efficiently and inclusively. Adopting this model means more transparency and equal participation, paving the way for innovative solutions and enhanced community engagement.

Our Journey to Sociocracy, a General Timeline 

As we transition to a more collaborative PSAD, understanding the key milestones along this journey helps ensure everyone is informed and engaged. Below is a timeline that outlines our major activities and events.  

  • Introduction to Board Members: This discussion started in February 2024. 

  • Initial Member Introduction: March 23 at our general meeting. We also sent out details via email to ensure everyone was informed. 

  • In-Depth Training Event: Scheduled for May 11. This full-day event will be crucial for learning and practicing the principles of sociocracy. 

  • Feedback and Ideas Session: A great opportunity to share your thoughts during our general meeting on May 18. 

  • Summer Development Sessions: Summer will be our opportunity to continue development sessions and refine our approach based on your feedback. 

  • Final Vote: Decide if we are ready to fully implement the new model during the general meeting on September 21.  

Each step is designed to gradually integrate sociocracy principles into our organization, providing multiple opportunities for every member to get involved and contribute. 

May 11 Development Event Details 

Join Us for a Transformative Day of Learning and Participation 

Updated - Sociocracy Workshop with 52 Alliance, Katie Murch • 5/11/2024

  1. Early Morning: Interactive learning sessions. 

  2. Lunch: Free catered lunch for all. 

  3. Later Morning and Early Afternoon:
    Hands-on activities to practice what we’ve learned. 

  • Date & Time: May 11, from 9 AM to 2 PM.

  • Location: 1625 19th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122

  • Event Flow:

PSAD Sociocracy 101 Flyer

Photos - Sociocracy Workshop with 52 Alliance, Katie Murch • 5/11/2024

Your Voice Matters: Engage, Share, Contribute 

Your involvement is essential as we transition to a new governance model. Each opportunity is designed to ensure your voice is heard and your contributions shape the future of PSAD. Here’s how you can participate: 

  • Attend the Training: Join us on May 11 to learn about sociocracy and help define our new governance model. 

  • Share Your Feedback: Use our Video Message System to leave your thoughts and ideas. Feel free to share feedback before, during, and after our         scheduled meetings. 

  • Help Develop the Model: Your continuous involvement over the summer will be key to refining and perfecting our approach. 

Learn More About Sociocracy 

Explore these resources to better understand sociocracy and how it can transform our organization: 

  • ASL Video Explaining the Basics of Sociocracy:

  • A Self-Guided Course on Sociocracy:  

  • Sociocracy In Nonprofits:

  • Default Nonprofit Governance Is Outdated:

Stay Connected 

For more information or if you have any questions, please contact us either way.


  • Leave a video message on the video below

This project is a collaborative effort between PSAD and 52 Alliance, a Deaf-owned business that consults nonprofits and small businesses on strategic growth and efficiency.

Learn more about 52 Alliance at  

Together, We Can Make a Difference 

Your active participation is essential for our success. Let’s take this step towards a more inclusive and effective governance model.  

Join us in shaping the future of PSAD—your ideas, your voice, and your commitment matter! 

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