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This is the Season 1 budget proposal for the Community Guild. It outlines the high-level goals, how we plan to get there, the team working to make this happen and the proposed budget we’re applying for.
The Community Guild is in many ways, a focal point for the entire DAO. It is focused on the members that comprise the community, and includes things such as Onboarding, morale, DAO-wide meetings, member flow and the overall UX.
This proposal does not cover the following Community Guild Projects and Initiatives: Onboarding, the AxisOne Program and the Server Architecture Team – but rather, other essential work streams that enable the Guild to function.
Thus, the purpose of this proposal is on how we keep the Guild running successfully through the 16-week period that comprises Season 1.
Potentially on pubic tasks/Quests, and the Notion wiki.
In keeping with the Season 1 motivation as laid out above, we are focusing on the following areas:
- Developer DAO Notion wiki
- Town Halls
- Communal space (formerly called ‘Vibes’)
Unlike some of the other Guilds, the Community Guild is multi-layered, and is the main reason why certain initiatives have their designated proposal. Therefore as the Season 1 Guild Lead, I’m being very strict about focusing on only a few core goals - in addition to starting small and scaling up gradually.
Maintaining a clean and well-designed Notion wiki can serve as an encyclopaedia for both new and existing members; it can facilitate brand awareness; and with reliable translation, it can enable the Developer DAO community to communicate its values to a wider audience.
The Notion wiki is a core part of how the Community Guild functions, as it is not only a way to asynchronously know what is happening in the DAO; it also serves as a key resource when undergoing retrospectives; and it is ultimately an opportunity to maintain transparency.
We will focus on the following 2 areas: Maintenance, and Translations.
Guild-layer: Community Guild introduction, meeting notes, projects (eg. Onboarding, AxisOne Program), contributors etc.
DAO-layer: How-To Guides (e.g. How to use Notion, How to use DeWork), content formatting.
Content translation including–but not limited to:
- Snapshot and essential Forum discussions
- How-To Guides
- Newsletter (as proposed by the Newsletter budget proposal)
- Guilds: Notion pages, Guild projects
- Projects: e.g. School of Code
- Discord announcements, key resources
Translations are handled on a case-by-case basis. Guild or Project champions can reach us to request a translation, and our Guild will create a DeWork task for potential translators. Translations will undergo a review, and if successful, will be rewarded.
As Town Halls will now officially fall under the purview of the Community Guild, over the course of Season 1, we will be experimenting with a Town Hall format that runs akin to a DAO-wide discussion – and will include some derivative of a Q&A. These will run on a monthly cadence (i.e. towards the end of each calendar month).
Town Halls will run for a duration of 55 mins – 45 mins to go through the agenda and the final 10 minutes will be spent competing in a DAO-wide quiz. The chosen platform for this is Slido.
Please refer to the
#town-hall channel under the Community Guild category in Discord, for ongoing developments. We will put out an official announcement in due course.
The Daily Vibes Call was once a staple in the Developer DAO Discord server, but has not been running in recent weeks. This is in part due to some members needing to step away, member fatigue, and potentially also the bear market the crypto space is currently in.
What is now beginning to happen as a result, is that more and more members are breaking off into their various silos. Developing great social and working relationships is great, but there does need to be a central place that all members can feel safe to congregate. The Community Guild will spend time over the course of Season 1 to overhaul this initiative, and help it to become a space where all members feel comfortable to come relax and socialize.
It is in the early stages at this juncture, but we will release more information over time.
Much of the Season 1 scope of work has been outlined above - therefore we will list the Core team and their responsibilities below.
Calculation = 𝒙 no. hours per-week X 16-week Season X 15
|Role / Candidates||Responsibilities||Est. Weekly Hours|
|Guild Coordination (luan)||Weekly sync meetings: setting agenda, hosting, soliciting updates from work streams||20 hours|
|Guild Treasurer (aakansha)||Ensure budgets are distributed at a regular cadence, and that payments are tracked in the DAO financial spreadsheet.||5 hours|
|TH Quiz Lead (aakansha)||Oversee the prep, moderation, and afterwork around the Town Hall Quizzes||4 hours|
|Guild Scribe (Alex1237)||Documentation of meetings, agenda-setting with Coordinator, capturing action items, following up ahead of each call||5 hours|
|Translation Coordination (Alex1237)||Coordinate with different members, projects and guilds. Quality control, and translation reviews.||10 hours|
|Role||Tasks to perform||Est. No of Hours (S1)|
|Notion Content||Notion page design, formatting, content creation||60 hours|
|Translation for Chinese Community||Case by case. Translation for guilds, projects, and notion wiki||100 hours|
|Host||Host (10 hrs per-week), research & development||600 hours|
|Moderator||Moderate Town Hall (including prep and afterwork)||80 hours|
|Notion Team Plan||3 users (Dev, Community, and Writers Guild)||Longer page history, Admin teams||$120 = 10/member/month * 3 * 4 months|
|Slido Engage Plan||2 users||Up to 200 participants per event, unlimited polls, unlimited quizzes||$347 (billed annually)|
The requested budget is based on a projected idea of operations that are needed to fulfil the Season 1 scope of work, as laid out above. The nature of the work we’re doing, sometimes means that we are not working in strict 1hr time frames. It can be much longer, and it can also be shorter. Regardless, these efforts are impactful. And so I want to reframe how we quantify and ascribe value to that work.
Taking a cue from the legal profession — billable hours. Any work we do that is in service of the server architecture mission, is valuable; and thus should accrue remuneration in the form of
Budget Calculation = 𝒙 no. hours per-week X 16-week Season X 15
Buffer (miscellaneous) = 6,840
Total Requested Budget = 33,600
|Contributor||Est. Weekly Hours||
|luan (Guild Lead)||35 hours||8,400|
Accountable for the overall engagement of members across the DAO.
- Establish minimum viable contribution framework
- Deliver documented onboarding process & KPIs for measuring its success
- Deliver plans to increase and encourage the diversity of the membership and leadership of the DAO in S2.
A minimum of 80% of people who pass through Phase 1 of onboarding, should go on to pass through Phase 2:
Phase 1 = Passing through the Onboarding process
Phase 2 = Making 1 minimal viable contribution
All projects that fall under the Community Guild must have updated Notion pages
$7,000 monthly dollars
One Season = 16 weeks (4 months)
The following people will comprise the Season 1 Core Team.
@aakansha12 (aakansha#9163): Guild Treasurer, Town Hall Quiz Lead
@myz1237.eth (Alex1237#2487): Guild Scribe, Translation Coordinator
@luan (lu.an#9388): Guild Coordinator, Guild Lead
Stage our first Town Hall under the new format.
Conduct Research & Development into what was formerly called Vibes, and work alongside key stakeholders across the DAO to build out a new version (potentially under a different name).
Ensure that all relevant projects and initiatives that fall under the Community Guild, have updated pages in Notion by the end of Season 1 (Onboarding, Town Hall, AxisOne etc)
Work with key stakeholders where applicable, to create How-To Guides that the Onboarding Team and existing DAO members can benefit utilize. Some examples below:
- Navigating Discord
- Claiming a task in DeWork
- Navigating a Community Guild Notion page
The immediate next steps are focusing on finalizing a format for the Season 1 Town Halls, and also finding ways to maintain our weekly cadence around how the Community Guild functions. This will allow members to find their rhythm (coming off of a busy period of working through budget proposals), and prepare them for the upcoming season.
- Yes, I support this budget application
- No, I do not support this budget application