The Guild Method - Guidelines for Imparting Skills

Guild Strategic Charter

This charter should be read and understood by all Guild members and Delivery partners. A portion of our success derives itself from a set of core values and guidelines that govern the guild. As with any successful guild, member passion for your craft and participation is key. Below are some of our core guild goals, rules, policies etc. that prospective members and guild partners should know. 

Guild Structure

Guild Masters

  • All decisions are ultimately made or ratified by the guild master. The Guild Master will develop the guidelines with direction from The Merge Foundation and input from the Guild Partners. The overall goal of all decisions is to make each individual guild the best possible experience for all partners and members. So we term the style of guild as a 'benevolent dictatorship.' Feedback from partners is encouraged regularly and plays a large part in the decision making process. All partners and members have an open door policy and anything that is presented in a respectful manner is read, considered and weighs into final decisions.


Guild Partners

  • The Guild Partner will implement the guidelines for each particular guild. All implementation of the guidelines within the context of member projects are ultimately made or ratified by the guild partners. Feedback from members is encouraged regularly and plays a large part in the implementation process.



  • Apprentice: Is a beginner to the guild


  • Journeyman: Has basics and has a chosen project


  • Leader: Has basics and has completed project


  • Alumnii: It is The Foundation’s hope that Merge alumni help recruit new members in their guild and become a guild partner.

2010 - present

2010 - present

Guild Mission Statement

The mission is to develop guild guidelines and to define the various guild levels for its members. Our passion is to accelerate the adoption of these guidelines to ensure the proper skill levels are taught to the members participating in youth-led projects in their chosen fields.