About the Foundation for Public Code

Founding membership proposal template

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This document serves as a draft proposal to send to public organizations that are exploring joining the Foundation for Public Code as a founding member. It serves to formalize our conversation, and work out the next steps and a timeline together.


You can access the founding membership proposal template here.


  • Our strategy is to work with our contacts within the organization to make a convincing proposal to their relevant level of political decision-making
  • We first send potential founding members this draft full proposal, which invites them to sign a light-weight/low-commitment Expression of Interest. This means we can talk about our working with them in the open, while continuing to tailor the details of this proposal
  • This resource is a link to a Google doc for now, but might change format
  • Any proposed changes to the content of this template must first be proposed on, and merged with, the master branch of About before being implemented here