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About the Foundation

To maximize the reach as well as to ensure the long-term impact of the Mojaloop Initiative, the BMGF is transitioning the project and the work under it into a new, independent organization, as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable entity. The goal is to bring together a diverse group of industry participants to help drive the creation of this new organization and help ensure it meets its mission-critical objectives:

  • Reinforce Mojaloop’s Financial Inclusion mission
  • Actively reference Level One Project principles
  • Evangelize Mojaloop
  • Maintain a robust, thriving OSS community to guide software evolution
  • Maintain software roadmap and an Agile release program
  • Host/Manage the community
  • Keep governance lightweight for open source contributors while ensuring structure and mission alignment

Membership Structure

Participation Level
Annual Fee
Rights/Benefits
Sponsor
$200,000
  • Public recognition as prominent funders and key contributors of the organization
  • Appoint a voting representative to the Board of Directors
  • Appoint a voting representative to the Technical Governing Board
  • Representatives may participate in the Standards Council activities
  • Representatives may be contributors to the code (and maintainers if so appointed)
  • Access to the Mojaloop Community and its activities
  • New Sponsors must be approved by a supermajority of the current Directors.
  • Founding Sponsors will be featured as key investors in the startup of the organization and distinguished in all marketing materials, press releases, and website.
Promoter
$10,000 – 100,000
Tiered dues based on company revenue.
  • Public recognition as key contributors to the organization
  • Appoint a voting representative to the Technical Governing Board
  • Representatives may participate in the Standards Council activities
  • Representatives may be contributors to the code (and maintainers if so appointed)
  • Access to the Mojaloop Community and its activities
Community Member
No charge
  • Representatives may be contributors to the code (and maintainers if so appointed)
  • Access to the Mojaloop Community and its activities
  • Open to all participants (must sign requisite paperwork)

Governance

Board of Directors (BoD)

The BoD will be focused on the statutory functions of corporate governance and adherence to the core mission. Comprised of one representative appointed by each Founding Member of the organization, the BoD shall assume all fiduciary management functions of the organization, including the selection and management of the staff and contract resources necessary to operate the organization. The BoD shall also have the particular and persistent duty of ensuring that the activities of the organization continuously align with and fulfill the stated mission of the entity. Finally, the BoD will have responsibility for monitoring the regulatory landscape relative to the work of Mojaloop. While it is not envisioned that Mojaloop will conduct any formal lobbying activities, efforts that elevate education and awareness in support of the organization’s mission may be undertaken as needed and as decided by the Board of Directors.

Technical Governing Board (TGB)

The TGB, comprised of a broader set of member representatives than the Board of Directors, will plan and oversee all of the technical work conducted within the organization. The augmented breadth of the TGB is to help ensure diversity of perspectives and approaches regarding the technical work at hand. The TGB shall be empowered to make all decisions regarding technical direction, such as code release decisions, standards document approvals, authorization of code maintainers, etc. unless an activity is out of the scope of the mission of the organization. When the TGB is faced with an out of scope request, the item must be reviewed and approved by the Board of Directors.

Governing Documents

• Articles of Incorporation: Document that establishes the existence of a corporation in the United States.
• Bylaws: Establish the rules and structure of the organization.
• Membership Agreement: Binds a member to the rules and policies of an association.