Financial Proposal: Community Guild Proposal S2/S3 [Main DAO]

Completely agree and I have been saying this for ~ 9 months now. Due to the lack of communication and strategic direction, most of us in the DAO have been shooting blindly trying to do things we think will support Aragon. I can see how this could have been difficult considering some of the challenges the AA has been facing in the past year or so.

This is absolute top priority for me moving forward in order to lead the community in the best possible way to support Aragon and the DAOs we serve.

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Wonderfully said @lee0007

Hi Shawn, thanks as always for your professional response. I do not endorse a poll (if it is binding) in this situation as it’s been made clear that AA (Head of Core, BD, Comm’s, Product) and AL (Head of Product M) do not believe there is a role here, nor one that requires that level of salary or time. Always respect your energy and intentions.

Having someone come in and study what we are doing for 120 hours a month doesn’t seem palatable. Especially when there is budget allocated for “community wellbeing” also. Although I agree in the past there was confusion on direction, there isn’t anymore, which you know and we’ve been transparent about. See @brickpop Head of Core, above. We are laser focused on adding value through building the most incredible and human-centric DAO focused technology in the world. This is our focus.

I must get back to exactly this above. As always thank you. Again, this is of course up to the voters!

Gotcha. Message received and the section has been removed.

Appreciate the feedback, hopefully we can move on to any other comments people may have on the proposal.

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@ramon @ferranrego @mlphresearch @brickpop @jessicasmith @Anthony.Leuts @lee0007 @brent

Do we have any other comments on this proposal?

This proposal has been on the forum for 10 days now. If we are comfortable and confident that it will pass vote I will create the vote on Voice.

I will wait until Monday the 8th for any further feedback and then create the vote unless there are any other edits that need to be made. I appreciate everyone for helping us make this proposal and the next season the best it can be. Community Guild is looking forward to pushing these initiatives forward and empowering the community for the next 2 seasons!

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I am a proponent of this proposal and have been for a while. The community guild is the glue between all other guilds and the community. Without it, other guilds will struggle and the community will have chaos.

Due to the lack of additional comments, it is a good signal that there is a good amount of support as you have clearly addressed everyone’s concerns. Hope to see the vote soon.

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Vote now live on Voice

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Community Experience Guild S02 August Report

1.1. Discord Greetings and Engagement Deliverables

  • Maintain a regular cadence of welcome greetings and first point of contact - STATUS: IN PROGRESS/EVERGREEN
  • Promote and uphold Community Guidelines: IN PROGRESS/EVERGREEN
  • Moderate the Discord: IN PROGRESS/EVERGREEN

1.2. Community Events Deliverables

  • Bi-weekly AN DAO All Hands: IN PROGRESS/EVERGREEN
  • Community Roundtable: IN PROGRESS/EVERGREEN: The report via this link Forum Proposal: clarifying the path towards evolving Aragon Dao governance. The next community round table will be 29th September, 2002.
  • End of Season Jamboree: COMPLETED
  • Self-Care with Fabs (@Fabio Martins): IN PROGRESS/EVERGREEN

2.1. Ambassador Program Deliverables

  • Develop the Aragon Ambassador training and tool-kit Assisting Ambassadors with first meet-ups: NOT STARTED
  • Create a mentor system to help the program be self-sufficient: IN PROGRESS
  • 4th Cohort of 10 Ambassadors: IN PROGRESS
  • KPI: 5x Ambassador led meet-ups: IN PROGRESS : There is 1 Meetup that will be funded this month.

2.2. AMA Events Deliverables

  • Planning: Create and implement an AMA Roadmap: NOT STARTED
  • Coordination: Cross DAO speakers, questions and agenda etc: NOT STARTED
  • Weekly AMA hosted on Twitter Spaces. Host: @Shawn Cubbedge: NOT STARTED
    Note: Switching processes, aligning with Comms to begin this month.

2.3. Community Generated Content Deliverables

2.4. Social Media Moderation Deliverables

  • Post, promote and foster follower dialogue from content calendar postings: IN PROGRESS/EVERGREEN
  • Moderate channels to maintain positive and informative dialogue: IN PROGRESS/EVERGREEN
  • Build on moderator efficiencies: IN PROGRESS: Work ongoing to expand and refine FAQ responses and standardise social media channel response times which currently vary from immediate to 12 hours.
  • KPI: Set the baseline for active number of users in S2 and maintain: IN PROGRESS : Growth Team S1 Reporting Metrics - Google Sheets

3.1. DAO Experts Deliverables

  • Discover DAO builders in discord or through the Catapult application: IN PROGRESS/EVERGREEN
  • Connect and host 1:1 with DAOs to assess the needs and the state of DAO: IN PROGRESS/EVERGREEN
  • Provide support up to introducing the DAO with a service provider: IN PROGRESS/EVERGREEN: Created all CRM Dashboards for DAO Experts Programs

3.2. Community Onboarding Deliverables

  • Weekly Community Welcome Call: IN PROGRESS/EVERGREEN
  • Introduction to AN DAO Culture Call: NOT STARTED :
  • Introduction to AN DAO Operations Call: NOT STARTED :
  • 1:1 contributor calls: NOT STARTED : No new contributor positions available
  • S2 & S3 contributor Cohort: NOT STARTED : No new contributor positions available

3.3. Community Offboarding Deliverables

  • Create an MVP Offboarding process and deliver it on the forum for collective drafting by the end of S2: IN PROGRESS: Submitted a draft and discussed with the team. Working on a 2nd draft including feedback received.
  • Implement the offboarding process S3 onwards: NOT STARTED :
  • Embed awareness of offboarding processes within onboarding and community: NOT STARTED

4.1. Community Wellbeing Deliverables

  • Facilitate community debates on relevant topics to find actionable solutions while improving communication culture: IN PROGRESS: facilitated the first community debate
  • Document and report on facilitated sessions with recommended next steps: IN PROGRESS: report here - (9+) Forum Proposal: clarifying the path towards evolving Aragon Dao governance (notion.so)
  • Receive inputs from the community, provide and moderate spaces for discussing wellbeing-related topics: IN PROGRESS: organised and facilitated the first Community Wellbeing meeting (”How to survive the proposal season). Report here - https://www.notion.so/How-to-Survive-the-Proposal-Season-ae8a014b3b0c4c2fa27c918dd70d7a2c
  • Identify communication best practices and create a communication handbook: NOT STARTED Waiting for the new charter and the outcomes of the cross-guild wg on feedback and communication
  • Improve contributor retention, preventing offboarding related to burnout: IN PROGRESS: published articles on communication and wellbeing-related topics and held one 1to1 coaching session with Core Contributor
  • Conflict Mediation Services by GravityDAO
  • STATUS: IN PROGRESS : One case raised has yet to be elevated to in progress as community member has yet to fill out type form, all communication to date has been via DM’s with Juan from GravityDAO
    *Number of Cases under mediation: 0
    *Number of cases raised: 1
    *Number of cases in progress: 0
    *Number of cases resolved: 0 (for this season)
    Links to all reports here - (9+) August 2022 (notion.so)
  1. Community Guild Operations Deliverables
  • Monthly forum updates for reporting (transparency): IN PROGRESS/EVERGREEN
  • Monthly Community Call for community feedback: IN PROGRESS/EVERGREEN
  • Weekly reporting of hours and task progression (responsibility & accountability): IN PROGRESS : See Guild discord channel - Discord
  • Notion reporting of work progress (transparency): IN PROGRESS : Guild DeWork page in development
  • Weekly team meetings w agenda and record of meetings: IN PROGRESS : https://www.notion.so/aragonorg/Community-Guild-15e680b944f94a44bba2ec5527b61379
  • Event agendas & recordings (transparency): IN PROGRESS : See Guild Notion page
  • A review process at the end of S2 to set KPIs for S3: NOT STARTED

Additional deliverables:

  • Community Guild Paid Leave Policy (including Paid Leave Database)(DONE)
  • Organised and Lead a wg on communication and feedback system (IN PROGRESS)
  • Support for the implementation of Scrum within Community Guild (IN PROGRESS)
  • Provided a comprehensive Agile guide (DONE)
  • Created and Updated the Wiki page for Community Wellbeing (IN PROGRESS)
  • Lead 3 Param Debates + Report (DONE)
  • Organisation, agenda setting and report writing for the Culture Synch working group (IN PROGRESS)
  • Organised and completed S01 Jamboree (DONE)

Funding Request
Statement of changes in funding (e.g. Core Contributor add / remove)
● USCD 90% Total $28,125
● ANT 10% Total $3,125
● Amount (Core) Contributor rewards $30,000
● Amount Bounty Rewards Total $1,200 (90/10 USDC/ANT split)
○ Self-care with Fabs Total $200
○ Discord Intros and Discussions Total $1,000
● Amount of expenses 200 ANT (Fintan transfer to Layer3 - yet to be expensed). 100 ANT used for Layer3 Crossword Puzzle contest.

Financial position S2 & S3
@Ricktik6

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Thank you for sharing @fmurphy

Community Experience Guild S02 September Report

1.1. Discord Greetings and Engagement Deliverables

  • Maintain a regular cadence of welcome greetings and first point of contact for new community and potential DAO builders as they enter the Discord: IN PROGRESS
  • Promote and uphold Community Guidelines raising any misconduct with the responsible person as per the offboarding process: IN PROGRESS
  • Moderate the Discord and other common areas to ensure Community Guidelines are followed: IN PROGRESS

1.2. Community Events Deliverables

  • Bi-weekly AN DAO All Hands: IN PROGRESS
  • Community Roundtable: IN PROGRESS : This months community round table was held on 29th September on the topic of “The Meaning of Decentralization”.
  • End of Season Jamboree: COMPLETED
  • Self-Care with Fabs (@Fabs): EVERGREEN

2.1. Ambassador Program

  • In coordination with Comms, develop the Aragon Ambassador training and tool-kit Assisting Ambassadors with first meet-ups: IN PROGRESS :First meeting with Jessica to discuss the current state of the program and next steps, on 21st September.

  • Create a mentor system to help the program be self-sufficient: ON HOLD: Team doing research to optimise onboarding process.

  • 4th Cohort of 10 Ambassadors: ON HOLD: Team currently adjusting approach to Ambassador Program.

  • KPI: 5x Ambassador led meet-ups: IN PROGRESS : One meet-up happened 29th September. One meet-up approved, waiting details from Ambassador.

2.2. AMA Events Deliverables

  • COMPLETED: Planning: Create and implement an AMA Roadmap to ensure topics align with the community’s needs and the direction of Aragon. S1 AMA Roadmap
  • EVERGREEN: Coordination: Cross DAO speakers, questions and agenda, hosting and recording, pre-event promotion
  • EVERGREEN:Weekly AMA hosted on Twitter Spaces. Host: @Shawn Cubbedge
  • KPI: 100 listeners per AMA

2.3. Community Generated Content Deliverables

  • Create and run bi-weekly contests: ON HOLD : This deliverable has been put on hold due to Comms concerns about alignment with the Aragon brand.
  • Develop monthly content calendar in coordination with Comms, maximising visibility of community-relevant content: EVERGREEN
  • KPI: 2x Content bounties per month: IN PROGRESS : 3 How-To Guides in progress.

2.4. Social Media Moderation Deliverables

  • Post, promote and foster follower dialogue from content calendar postings: IN PROGRESS : Moderators following calendar posting cadence
  • Moderate channels to maintain positive and informative dialogue: IN PROGRESS:
  • Build on moderator efficiencies: IN PROGRESS: Work ongoing to expand and refine FAQ responses.
  • KPI: Set the baseline for active number of users in S2 and maintain and grow during S3: IN PROGRESS : Channel data currently being recorded here - Growth Team S1 Reporting Metrics - Google Sheets . All metrics also currently being recorded on Comms dashboard.

3.1. DAO Experts Deliverables

  • Discover DAO builders in discord or through the Catapult application: EVERGREEN
  • Connect and host 1:1 with DAOs to assess the needs and the state of DAO: EVERGREEN
  • Provide support up to introducing the DAO with a service provider: EVERGREEN : Created all CRM Dashboards for DAO Experts Programs

3.2. Community Onboarding Deliverables

  • Weekly Community Welcome Call: IN PROGRESS :
  • Introduction to AN DAO Culture Call:ON HOLD :
  • Introduction to AN DAO Operations Call:ON HOLD
  • 1:1 contributor calls:ON HOLD
  • S2 & S3 contributor Cohort:ON HOLD : No new contributor positions available
  • Host EoS Jam: COMPLETE

3.3. Community Offboarding Deliverables

  • Create an MVP Offboarding process and deliver it on the forum for collective drafting by the end of S2: IN PROGRESS: Submitted to the team Draft 2 of the Offboarding Policy for Community Members. Connected with People Ops Guild to eventually work together on a policy on Contributors offboarding
  • Implement the offboarding process S3 onwards: NOT STARTED :
  • Embed awareness of offboarding processes within onboarding and community: NOT STARTED

4.1. Community Wellbeing Deliverables

  • Facilitate community debates on relevant topics to find actionable solutions while improving communication culture: IN PROGRESS: facilitated on September 29th the second debate on “The Meaning of Decentralization for DAOs”. The target audience for the debates shifted towards DAO builders
  • Document and report on facilitated sessions with recommended next steps: IN PROGRESS: the report will be published in the upcoming days
  • Receive inputs from the community, provide and moderate spaces for discussing wellbeing-related topics: IN PROGRESS: organised and lead the second monthly wellbeing meeting (“Share your challenge”), opened up weekly wellbeing office hours, moderated the channel where wellbeing-related contents were published
  • Identify communication best practices and create a communication handbook: STARTED Index created; waiting for the discord and forum clean-up (analysis submitted) to start writing the guide
  • Improve contributor retention, preventing offboarding related to burnout or other wellbeing issues: IN PROGRESS: published articles on communication and wellbeing-related topics, coordinated with RnDAO the launch of the Health Pulse survey. At the moment organizing two follow up workshops
  • Conflict Mediation Services by GravityDAO : IN PROGRESS : An update from GravityDAO for September has yet to be received. The below figures are from the end of August, however, to our knowledge, no new cases have been received.

Number of Cases under mediation: 0

Number of cases raised: 1

Number of cases in progress: 0

Number of cases resolved: 0 (for this season)

Links to all reports here - (9+) August 2022 (notion.so)

Details: Community Wellbeing Proposal

5. Community Guild Operations Deliverables

  • Monthly forum updates for reporting (transparency): IN PROGRESS :
  • Monthly Community Call for community feedback: IN PROGRESS :
  • Weekly reporting of hours and task progression (responsibility & accountability): IN PROGRESS : See Guild discord channel - Discord
  • Notion reporting of work progress (transparency): IN PROGRESS : Guild DeWork being used for task management https://app.dework.xyz/an-dao/catapult/view/board-7196
  • Weekly team meetings w agenda and record of meetings: IN PROGRESS : https://www.notion.so/aragonorg/Community-Guild-15e680b944f94a44bba2ec5527b61379
  • Event agendas & recordings (transparency): IN PROGRESS : See Guild Notion page
  • A review process at the end of S2 to set KPIs for S3: NOT STARTED

Additional deliverables:

Funding Request

Statement of changes in funding (e.g. Core Contributor add / remove)

  • Total $35,066
  • USCD 90% Total $31,224
  • ANT 10% Total $3,842
  • Amount (Core) Contributor rewards ($30,000)
  • Amount Bounty Rewards ($5,022)
  • Amount of expenses ($43.67)

Financial position S2 & S3

@Ricktik6

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Community Experience Guild S02 October Report

1.1. Discord Greetings and Engagement Deliverables

  • Maintain a regular cadence of welcome greetings and first point of contact for new community and potential DAO builders as they enter the Discord: EVERGREEN
  • Promote and uphold Community Guidelines raising any misconduct with the responsible person as per the offboarding process: EVERGREEN
  • Moderate the Discord and other common areas to ensure Community Guidelines are followed: EVERGREEN

1.2. Community Events Deliverables

  • Bi-weekly AN DAO All Hands: IN PROGRESS
  • Community Roundtable: IN PROGRESS : This months community round table was cancelled
  • End of Season Jamboree: COMPLETED
  • Self-Care with Fabs (@Fabio Martins): EVERGREEN

2.1. Ambassador Program

  • In coordination with Comms, develop the Aragon Ambassador training and tool-kit Assisting Ambassadors with first meet-ups: IN PROGRESS :

    • New Ambassador Program Framework draft completed, awaiting feedback from Comms
  • Create a mentor system to help the program be self-sufficient: ON HOLD:

    • Team doing research to optimise onboarding process.
  • 4th Cohort of 10 Ambassadors: ON HOLD:

    • Team currently adjusting approach to Ambassador Program.
  • KPI: 5x Ambassador led meet-ups: IN PROGRESS :

2.2. AMA Events Deliverables

  • COMPLETED: Planning: Create and implement an AMA Roadmap to ensure topics align with the community’s needs and the direction of Aragon. S1 AMA Roadmap
  • EVERGREEN: Coordination: Cross DAO speakers, questions and agenda, hosting and recording, pre-event promotion
  • EVERGREEN:Weekly AMA hosted on Twitter Spaces. Host: @Shawn Cubbedge
  • KPI: 100 listeners per AMA

2.3. Community Generated Content Deliverables

  • Create and run bi-weekly contests: ON HOLD : This deliverable has been put on hold due to Comms concerns about alignment with the Aragon brand.
  • Develop monthly content calendar in coordination with Comms, maximising visibility of community-relevant content: EVERGREEN
  • KPI: 2x Content bounties per month: IN PROGRESS : 3 How-To Guides completed, being prepared for blog.

2.4. Social Media Moderation Deliverables

  • Post, promote and foster follower dialogue from content calendar postings: EVERGREEN: Moderators following calendar posting cadence
  • Moderate channels to maintain positive and informative dialogue: EVERGREEN
  • Build on moderator efficiencies: IN PROGRESS: Work ongoing to expand and refine FAQ responses.
  • KPI: Set the baseline for active number of users in S2 and maintain and grow during S3: IN PROGRESS : Channel data currently being recorded here - Growth Team S1 Reporting Metrics - Google Sheets . All metrics also currently being recorded on Comms dashboard.

3.1. DAO Experts Deliverables

  • Discover DAO builders in discord or through the Catapult application: EVERGREEN
  • Connect and host 1:1 with DAOs to assess the needs and the state of DAO: EVERGREEN
  • Provide support up to introducing the DAO with a service provider: EVERGREEN : Created all CRM Dashboards for DAO Experts Programs

3.2. Community Onboarding Deliverables

  • Weekly Community Welcome Call: IN PROGRESS :
  • Introduction to AN DAO Culture Call:ON HOLD :
  • Introduction to AN DAO Operations Call:ON HOLD
  • 1:1 contributor calls:ON HOLD
  • S2 & S3 contributor Cohort:ON HOLD : No new contributor positions available
  • Host EoS Jam: COMPLETE

3.3. Community Offboarding Deliverables

  • Create an MVP Offboarding process and deliver it on the forum for collective drafting by the end of S2: COMPLETED: Submitted to ops
  • Implement the offboarding process S3 onwards: NOT STARTED :
  • Embed awareness of offboarding processes within onboarding and community: NOT STARTED

4.1. Community Wellbeing Deliverables

  • Facilitate community debates on relevant topics to find actionable solutions while improving communication culture: IN PROGRESS: facilitated on October 27th the second debate on “How to build a DAO that runs efficiently”. The target audience for the debates shifted towards DAO builders

  • Document and report on facilitated sessions with recommended next steps: IN PROGRESS: the report will be published in the upcoming days

  • Receive inputs from the community, provide and moderate spaces for discussing wellbeing-related topics: IN PROGRESS: organised and lead the second monthly wellbeing meeting (“Share your challenge”), opened up weekly wellbeing office hours, moderated the channel where wellbeing-related contents were published

  • Identify communication best practices and create a communication handbook: STARTED Index created; waiting for the discord and forum clean-up (analysis submitted) to start writing the guide

  • Improve contributor retention, preventing offboarding related to burnout or other wellbeing issues: IN PROGRESS: published articles on communication and wellbeing-related topics, coordinated with RnDAO the launch of the Health Pulse survey. At the moment organizing two follow up workshops

  • Conflict Mediation Services by GravityDAO : IN PROGRESS : An update from GravityDAO for October has yet to be received. The below figures are from the end of September, however, to our knowledge, no new cases have been received.

Number of Cases under mediation: 0

Number of cases raised: 1

Number of cases in progress: 0

Number of cases resolved: 0 (for this season)

Details: Community Wellbeing Proposal

5. Community Guild Operations Deliverables

  • Monthly forum updates for reporting (transparency): IN PROGRESS :
  • Monthly Community Call for community feedback: IN PROGRESS :
  • Weekly reporting of hours and task progression (responsibility & accountability): IN PROGRESS : See Guild discord channel - Discord
  • Notion reporting of work progress (transparency): IN PROGRESS : Guild DeWork being used for task management https://app.dework.xyz/an-dao/catapult/view/board-7196
  • Weekly team meetings w agenda and record of meetings: IN PROGRESS : https://www.notion.so/aragonorg/Community-Guild-15e680b944f94a44bba2ec5527b61379
  • Event agendas & recordings (transparency): IN PROGRESS : See Guild Notion page
  • A review process at the end of S2 to set KPIs for S3: NOT STARTED

Additional deliverables:

Funding Request

Statement of changes in funding (e.g. Core Contributor add / remove)

  • Total $32,535
  • USCD 90% Total $29,282
  • ANT 10% Total $3,254
  • Amount (Core) Contributor rewards ($30,500)
  • Amount Bounty Rewards ($1,770)
  • Amount of expenses ($265)

Financial position S2 & S3

@Ricktik6

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Season 2 Report

Approved Funding

  • $151,000 of total funds to be spent

Final Expenditure

  • $122,000 Core contributor funds spent -
  • $10,692 Flexible funds spent with bounties
  • $2,889 Expense Funding
  • Total: $135,581 spent of $151,000

Original Deliverables

  • Deliverable 1: Discord Greetings and Engagement - Evergreen
  • Deliverable 2: Bi-Weekly All-Hands - Completed
  • Deliverable 3: Monthly Community Roundtable and Debate - Completed
  • Deliverable 4: End of Season Jamboree - Completed
  • Deliverable 5: Self Care with Fabs - Evergreen
  • Deliverable 6: AMA Events - Evergreen
  • Deliverable 7: Weekly Content Calendar - Evergreen
  • Deliverable 8: Community Generated Content x2 Per Month - Completed
  • Deliverable 9: Social Media Moderation - Evergreen
  • Deliverable 10: DAO Experts - Evergreen
  • Deliverable 11: Weekly Community, Vibes and Office Hour - Evergreen
  • Deliverable 12: Create off-boarding process - Completed
  • Deliverable 13: Reports on all facilitated Community Events - Completed
  • Deliverable 14: Conflict mediation services by GravityDAO - Completed

Additional Deliverables

  • Deliverable 1: Community Research Project - Ongoing (20 projects completed to date), due to be completed by end of year
  • Deliverable 2: Develop Agile guide and implement Scrum within team - Completed
  • Deliverable 3: Community Guild Leave and review policy and process - Completed
  • Deliverable 4: Facilitated 3 Param Debates for dGov - Completed
  • Deliverable 5: Merged and cataloged all Notion Libraries into a single location, with 148 entries - Completed
  • Deliverable 6: Assisted dTech with Karma MVP - Completed

Deliverables Not Executed

  • Deliverable 1: Ambassador Program - Contributor let go and program not fit for purpose, currently being re-designed - Due for relaunch Jan ‘23
  • Deliverable 2 - Community Contests - Instructed to put these on hold until further notice
  • Deliverable 3 - AN DAO Culture Call - On hold until further notice

Bounties

  • Bounty 1 - Discord Introductions and Discussions - Completed
  • Bounty 2 - Self Care with Fabs (Aug-Nov) - Completed
  • Bounty 3 - dGov Communication Objectives (Sept-Nov)- Completed
  • Bounty 4 - dGov Transparency and Comms (Sept/Oct) - Completed
  • Bounty 5 - Agile/Scrum Implementation (Sept/Oct) - Completed
  • Bounty 6 - Karma MVP (Sept) - Completed
  • Bounty 7 - Bryan Ambassador Meet-up (Sept) - Completed
  • Bounty 8 - Content Bounties1 (Nov) - Completed
  • Bounty 9 - Content Bounties2 (Nov) - Completed
  • Bounty 10 - Poap Bounty (Nov) - Completed
  • Bounty 11 - Berlin T-Shirt Design (Nov) - Completed

Short reflection on Season 2 (max 10 sentences)

  • How went S2 in general
    • Vast majority of deliverables have been completed
    • Team vastly reduced due to lack of product to support, responsibilities shared with remaining 4 contributors
    • We have used any extra resources to build processes and research other communities to learn best practices and prepare to support the new Aragon App launch
    • Change of focus from working to build a community of contributors to building a community focused on builders, developers and integrator’s
  • Are there changes into S3:
    • Within team structure no changes, though we expect to be merged with the Growth team once AA teams join the new DAO early in 2023
    • Monthly core contributor payments can be reduced by $10,000

@Ricktik6

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1IL4qupSQDrDQ_UU7xItNwF4IJcY1ZvE300HoCJ8FybQ/edit#gid=1556701428

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To those that remain in this team solid effort pivoting, adapting and managing the significant downsizing of the contributor base.

Would it be correct to say that Community Guild lost significant diversity in resizing?
Do you feel Community Guild is representative of the Aragon community you seek to serve?

The original S2 proposal and the above-stated focus are clearly at odds.

The Charter under which all teams to date have been funded very clearly states the purpose of the AN DAO was to grow the active number of DAO on the Aragon network. This was also stated in your S2 proposal.

I’m interested as to when this team decided to pivot from the proposed S2 purpose to the one shared above of “…building a community of contributors…” because tbh it sounds like a recently invented narrative to justify an evident lack of diversity.

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Thank you for your message @lee0007 . You are correct in stating that we lost a significant amount of diversity in the resizing. Obviously losing 50% of our team would result in a loss of diversity regardless, but we lost much more in terms of ethnic and cultural diversity. While this was regrettable, once we have a product to support, we hope to regain some of this diversity.

Regarding if I feel the Community Guild is representative of the greater Aragon community we seek to serve, the community is much more diverse for any 4 individuals to fully represent, however, I do believe the downsizing has allowed us to coordinate more efficiently as a team, and we hope this efficiency will allow us better serve the community.

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S3 budget update for Community Guild

  • Due to the change in focus from Contributors to Developers and DAO Builders, we have noticed a drop in workload on our core contributors leading to a downsizing of the team from 8 members to 4 members.
  • As a result, we have managed to decrease spending by $11,135. From $32,535 per month to $21,400 per month.
  • Contributor payments were reduced by $10,000 per month
  • Bounty payments were reduced by $1,135 per month

In addition, the entire community guild will be dissolved at the end of January due to the strong overlap with the Communications team within the AA resulting in a further reduction of $21,400 per month to a total of $0 dollars per month.

cc: @Ricktik6

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Awesome job Shawn and team!

Thanks for the update Shawn!

Community Experience Guild S03 December Report

1.1. Discord Greetings and Engagement Deliverables

  • Maintain a regular cadence of welcome greetings and first point of contact for new community and potential DAO builders as they enter the Discord: EVERGREEN
  • Promote and uphold Community Guidelines raising any misconduct with the responsible person as per the offboarding process: EVERGREEN
  • Moderate the Discord and other common areas to ensure Community Guidelines are followed: EVERGREEN

1.2. Community Events Deliverables

  • Bi-weekly AN DAO All Hands: IN PROGRESS
  • Community Roundtable: IN PROGRESS : This months community round table was cancelled
  • End of Season Jamboree: IN PROGRESS Scheduled for early Jan 2023
  • Self-Care with Fabs (@Fabio Martins): EVERGREEN

2.1. Ambassador Program - Program being redesigned for launch in early 2023

  • In coordination with Comms, develop the Aragon Ambassador training and tool-kit Assisting Ambassadors with first meet-ups: ON HOLD:

  • Create a mentor system to help the program be self-sufficient: ON HOLD:

    • Team doing research to optimise onboarding process.
  • 4th Cohort of 10 Ambassadors: ON HOLD:

    • Team currently adjusting approach to Ambassador Program.
  • KPI: 5x Ambassador led meet-ups: ON HOLD:

  • Ambassador and core-team research: IN PROGRESS

2.2. AMA Events Deliverables

  • COMPLETED: Planning: Create and implement an AMA Roadmap to ensure topics align with the community’s needs and the direction of Aragon. S1 AMA Roadmap
  • EVERGREEN: Coordination: Cross DAO speakers, questions and agenda, hosting and recording, pre-event promotion
  • EVERGREEN:Weekly AMA hosted on Twitter Spaces. Host: @Shawn Cubbedge
  • KPI: 100 listeners per AMA

2.3. Community Generated Content Deliverables

  • Create and run bi-weekly contests: ON HOLD : This deliverable has been put on hold due to Comms concerns about alignment with the Aragon brand.
  • Develop monthly content calendar in coordination with Comms, maximising visibility of community-relevant content: EVERGREEN
  • KPI: 2x Content bounties per month: IN PROGRESS :

2.4. Social Media Moderation Deliverables

  • Post, promote and foster follower dialogue from content calendar postings: EVERGREEN: Moderators following calendar posting cadence
  • Moderate channels to maintain positive and informative dialogue: EVERGREEN
  • Build on moderator efficiencies: IN PROGRESS: Work ongoing to expand and refine FAQ responses.
  • KPI: Set the baseline for active number of users in S2 and maintain and grow during S3: IN PROGRESS : Channel data currently being recorded here - https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1QfB5AAf38PGRmi8zrDu6QsXPDqBAmW6DGOhmfd2mTg4/edit#gid=1391261410 . All metrics also currently being recorded on Comms dashboard.

3.1. DAO Experts Deliverables

  • Discover DAO builders in discord or through the Catapult application: EVERGREEN
  • Connect and host 1:1 with DAOs to assess the needs and the state of DAO: EVERGREEN
  • Provide support up to introducing the DAO with a service provider: EVERGREEN : Created all CRM Dashboards for DAO Experts Programs

3.2. Community Onboarding Deliverables

  • Weekly Community Welcome Call: IN PROGRESS :
  • Introduction to AN DAO Culture Call:ON HOLD :
  • Introduction to AN DAO Operations Call:ON HOLD
  • 1:1 contributor calls:ON HOLD
  • S2 & S3 contributor Cohort:ON HOLD : No new contributor positions available
  • Host EoS Jam: IN PROGRESS Season 2 Jam planned for early January

3.3. Community Offboarding Deliverables

  • Create an MVP Offboarding process and deliver it on the forum for collective drafting by the end of S2: COMPLETED: Submitted to ops
  • Implement the offboarding process S3 onwards: NOT STARTED :
  • Embed awareness of offboarding processes within onboarding and community: NOT STARTED

4.1. Community Wellbeing Deliverables

  • Facilitate community debates on relevant topics to find actionable solutions while improving communication culture: IN PROGRESS: facilitated on October 27th the second debate on “How to build a DAO that runs efficiently”. The target audience for the debates shifted towards DAO builders

  • Document and report on facilitated sessions with recommended next steps: IN PROGRESS: the report will be published in the upcoming days

  • Receive inputs from the community, provide and moderate spaces for discussing wellbeing-related topics: IN PROGRESS: organised and lead the second monthly wellbeing meeting (“Share your challenge”), opened up weekly wellbeing office hours, moderated the channel where wellbeing-related contents were published

  • Identify communication best practices and create a communication handbook: STARTED Index created; waiting for the discord and forum clean-up (analysis submitted) to start writing the guide

  • Improve contributor retention, preventing offboarding related to burnout or other wellbeing issues: IN PROGRESS: published articles on communication and wellbeing-related topics, coordinated with RnDAO the launch of the Health Pulse survey. At the moment organizing two follow up workshops

  • Conflict Mediation Services by GravityDAO : COMPLETED : An update from GravityDAO for October has yet to be received. The below figures are from the end of September, however, to our knowledge, no new cases have been received.

Number of Cases under mediation: 0

Number of cases raised: 1

Number of cases in progress: 0

Number of cases resolved: 0 (for this season)

Details: Community Wellbeing Proposal

5. Community Guild Operations Deliverables

  • Monthly forum updates for reporting (transparency): IN PROGRESS :
  • Monthly Community Call for community feedback: IN PROGRESS :
  • Weekly reporting of hours and task progression (responsibility & accountability): IN PROGRESS : See Guild discord channel - Discord
  • Notion reporting of work progress (transparency): IN PROGRESS : Guild DeWork being used for task management https://app.dework.xyz/an-dao/catapult/view/board-7196
  • Weekly team meetings w agenda and record of meetings: IN PROGRESS : Notion – The all-in-one workspace for your notes, tasks, wikis, and databases.
  • Event agendas & recordings (transparency): IN PROGRESS : See Guild Notion page
  • A review process at the end of S2 to set KPIs for S3: NOT STARTED

Additional deliverables:

Funding Request

Statement of changes in funding (e.g. Core Contributor add / remove)

  • Total $24,855
  • USCD 90% Total $22,370
  • ANT 10% Total $2,486
  • Amount (Core) Contributor rewards ($20,500)
  • Amount Bounty Rewards ($1,950)
  • Amount of expenses ($2,405)

Financial position S2 & S3

@Ricktik6

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Community Experience Guild S03 January Report

Due to the strong overlap with the Growth Team within the Aragon DAO and the new Charter being enacted per ANT Holder Vote , the Community Guild will be dissolved effective January 31st. Over the past season we have had to cancel the majority of our objectives or put them on hold due to alignment and overlap issues. As we get closer to launching the new App its more important than ever that Aragon is acting as one cohesive unit. Having external teams acting on behalf of the organization results in a separation of experience, expectations, and knowledge due to the large amount of context that is required.

I understand this is unchartered territory in DAOs and will gladly answer anyone’s questions to the best of my ability regarding this change. Thank you for your continued patience and the opportunity to contribute to Aragon and the overall mission that it has been based upon.

1.1. Discord Greetings and Engagement Deliverables

  • Maintain a regular cadence of welcome greetings and first point of contact for new community and potential DAO builders as they enter the Discord: EVERGREEN
  • Promote and uphold Community Guidelines raising any misconduct with the responsible person as per the offboarding process: EVERGREEN
  • Moderate the Discord and other common areas to ensure Community Guidelines are followed: EVERGREEN

1.2. Community Events Deliverables

  • Bi-weekly AN DAO All Hands: Has been discontinued due to the new Aragon DAO
  • Community Roundtable: IN PROGRESS : Has been canceled due to strong overlap with the Aragon DAO Growth Initiatives
  • End of Season Jamboree: COMPLETE
  • Self-Care with Fabs (@Fabio Martins): EVERGREEN

2.1. Ambassador Program - Program being redesigned for launch in early 2023

  • In coordination with Comms, develop the Aragon Ambassador training and tool-kit Assisting Ambassadors with first meet-ups: ON HOLD:
  • Create a mentor system to help the program be self-sufficient: ON HOLD:
    • Team doing research to optimise onboarding process.
  • 4th Cohort of 10 Ambassadors: ON HOLD:
    • Team currently adjusting approach to Ambassador Program.
  • KPI: 5x Ambassador led meet-ups: ON HOLD:
  • Ambassador and core-team research: IN PROGRESS

2.2. AMA Events Deliverables

  • COMPLETED: Planning: Create and implement an AMA Roadmap to ensure topics align with the community’s needs and the direction of Aragon. S1 AMA Roadmap
  • EVERGREEN: Coordination: Cross DAO speakers, questions and agenda, hosting and recording, pre-event promotion
  • EVERGREEN: Weekly AMA hosted on Twitter Spaces. Host: @Shawn Cubbedge
  • KPI: 100 listeners per AMA: COMPLETE

2.3. Community Generated Content Deliverables

  • Create and run bi-weekly contests: Canceled : This deliverable has been canceled due to Comms concerns about alignment with the Aragon brand.
  • Develop monthly content calendar in coordination with Comms, maximising visibility of community-relevant content: EVERGREEN
  • KPI: 2x Content bounties per month: IN PROGRESS :

2.4. Social Media Moderation Deliverables

  • Post, promote and foster follower dialogue from content calendar postings: EVERGREEN: Moderators following calendar posting cadence
  • Moderate channels to maintain positive and informative dialogue: EVERGREEN
  • Build on moderator efficiencies: EVERGREEN:
  • KPI: Set the baseline for active number of users in S2 and maintain and grow during S3: IN PROGRESS : Refocusing on the new product while also directing attention and effort from Aragon Classic

3.1. DAO Experts Deliverables

  • Discover DAO builders in discord or through the Catapult application: EVERGREEN
  • Connect and host 1:1 with DAOs to assess the needs and the state of DAO: EVERGREEN
  • Provide support up to introducing the DAO with a service provider: EVERGREEN : Created all CRM Dashboards for DAO Experts Programs

3.2. Community Onboarding Deliverables

  • Weekly Community Welcome Call: EVERGREEN :
  • Introduction to AN DAO Culture Call: CANCELED:
  • Introduction to AN DAO Operations Call: CANCELED
  • 1:1 contributor calls: CANCELED
  • S2 & S3 contributor Cohort: CANCELED : No new contributor positions available
  • Host EoS Jam:COMPLETE Season 2 Jam planned for early January

3.3. Community Offboarding Deliverables

  • Create an MVP Offboarding process and deliver it on the forum for collective drafting by the end of S2: COMPLETED: Submitted to ops
  • Implement the offboarding process S3 onwards: NOT STARTED :
  • Embed awareness of offboarding processes within onboarding and community: NOT STARTED

4.1. Community Wellbeing Deliverables

  • Facilitate community debates on relevant topics to find actionable solutions while improving communication culture: ON HOLD : Last debate facilitated on October 27th the second debate on “How to build a DAO that runs efficiently”. The target audience for the debates shifted towards DAO builders
  • Document and report on facilitated sessions with recommended next steps: ON HOLD
  • Receive inputs from the community, provide and moderate spaces for discussing wellbeing-related topics: ON HOLD:
  • Identify communication best practices and create a communication handbook: IN PROGRESS Index created; waiting for the discord and forum clean-up (analysis submitted) to start writing the guide
  • Improve contributor retention, preventing offboarding related to burnout or other wellbeing issues: ON HOLD
  • Conflict Mediation Services by GravityDAO : COMPLETED : An update from GravityDAO for October has yet to be received. The below figures are from the end of September, however, to our knowledge, no new cases have been received.

Number of Cases under mediation: 0

Number of cases raised: 1

Number of cases in progress: 0

Number of cases resolved: 0 (for this season)

Details: Community Wellbeing Proposal

5. Community Guild Operations Deliverables

  • Monthly forum updates for reporting (transparency):COMPLETE :
  • Monthly Community Call for community feedback: EVERGREEN :
  • Weekly reporting of hours and task progression (responsibility & accountability): CANCELED
  • Notion reporting of work progress (transparency): CANCELED
  • Weekly team meetings w agenda and record of meetings: IN PROGRESS : Notion – The all-in-one workspace for your notes, tasks, wikis, and databases.
  • Event agendas & recordings (transparency): IN PROGRESS : See Guild Notion page
  • A review process at the end of S2 to set KPIs for S3: NOT STARTED

Additional deliverables:

Funding Request

  • Total $21,400
  • USCD 90% Total $18,450
  • ANT 10% Total $2,050
  • Amount (Core) Contributor rewards ($20,500)
  • Amount Bounty Rewards ($900)
  • Amount of expenses ($0)

Financial position S2 & S3

@Ricktik6

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