Initially, the plan for Rootlet.org was to become a non-profit organization that acted as a charitable clearing house that redistributed 100% of its funds to other charitable organizations by means of Participatory Budgeting.
The current plan is not to accept donations, since there is risk involved with handling money and ensuring that people do not find unintended ways of stuffing the virtual ballot box. Therefore, we exist primarily to demonstrate how Participatory Budgeting works. To make it interesting, we will donate $1000: it is up to you to decide how that money gets spent.
We welcome any feedback you might have on how to use technology to achieve the common good.
-the Rootlet.org team