I am a new civic technology entity
Know your context
One risk area that we didn’t flag in our example of a risk table (because we were focused on clients), is the considerations of the different legal associations, and how they relate to legal and compliance obligations in terms of local law. This will be different between jurisdictions, but guides might exist to assist you
Know your vision
Form should follow function. Knowing what legal form to take should be based on considering the ultimate function of your organisation and after consideration of your most feasible funding models.
Explore your market
Experimentation is key. You’ll make a lot of mistakes in your journey through clients, funders, and business models, but as long as you track these mistakes, they can become valuable learning opportunities instead. Exploring your market should include expanding your organisation’s network of funders and partners.