If you’ve ever sponsored one of our events please get in touch! We have NFTs to send you - It will allow governance participation, access to gated spaces, documents, and the Lisbon Metahub.
During 2021 we’ve summoned some special DAO energy together, but that was just the beginning. The next moves of The DAOist will ensure that many communities can spin off DAOist events, that the entire Web3 governance community can share in the “Global Governance Gathering” - and that when needed any of the projects involved can come to get a retreat and creative support at the Lisbon Metahub.
💎 In this article, we’re just gonna go straight to the point and talk about how we are gonna govern the future of the DAOist together.
WHO ARE “WE”: Core Team, Elders, Past Sponsors, Ambassadors, and Ministers. You can check the full overview of Dawn Governors here.
It means influence over Dawn can’t be bought outright. This strategy acts as an alternative to voting with fungible tokens and forms a wide base of governors. It contemplates all organizations that have made The DAOist a reality and also the most active builders and supporters of DAOs globally.
Elder and Core tokens are non-transferable and can be burned if the DAO so decides. Core tokens are earned through work for the project and continued stewardship. They can also be burned.
Delegate’s NFTs remain transferable after minting and are under the custody of their current holders, but the DAO also retains rights to the removal of privileges if it so decides!
Around 70% of Delegate tokens have been minted and we are onboarding all Dawn members, but if you see any confusion, please refer them to this post!
Once a relevant quorum has been onboarded and the first proposals start, we’ll be off to the races.
(Ambassadorships and Ministries) have a few choices to make.
Decide on your delegates and how many votes to give them: Identify who inside your organization would be the most interested in participating in Dawn governance and spread your vote weight between them.
50 per ministries (18 slots are open - apply here)
160 for ambassadorships (1 out of 5 slots is open - apply here)
Ambassadors and Ministries can divide these into delegate tokens of 10, 25, or 50. At the moment no limitations apply to holding these tokens in the same wallet.
Once minted the token structure is final and cannot be undone but they will remain transferable (unlike core and elder tokens). Depending on the sponsorship tiers you’ve supported in the past - these ARE cumulative.
There are 12 of you at the moment and all tokens have been distributed.
Thank you for all the help in the process of shaping up Dawn. See you in the Discord!
All organizations that supported The DAOist in the first 2 events (Paris & Lisbon) received votes in Dawn. This is no guarantee that future sponsors will receive governance and future emissions will be decided by Dawn.
The delegate tokens sent to sponsors were:
These beauties have made their way to the wallets of those who have supported The DAOist and helped raise our cultural coordination machine.
At the time of writing, we have been able to source and deploy over 90% of total wallets that have votes in the DAO and we are off to the Races.
Dawn DAO will control the distribution of a total of 10.000 Votes controlled by the NFTs shown above, of which 2425 have been deployed and 300 await wallets from past sponsors, this includes 3 ambassadorships sold to Giveth, PrimeDAO and Eleven Yellow. We will announce these sponsorship packages and praise our core supporters in an upcoming article.
We are very proud of this list - here we explain who has committed funds to Dawn and why and what they are getting for it:
Hors Concours Support: Ethereum Foundation
The EF will not hold any governance in Dawn but they’ve committed to granting The DAOist a grant to support the work of the team.
If your organization would like to support The DAOist and its cultural initiatives and want to design a custom grant please write us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications for a Ministry sponsorship package are open as of the publishing of this post and are available for 25k USD.
Image 7: Logos Separated by tier, repeating when necessary, also separated by event.
6 Core Tokens have been given.
The Core token is conditionally granted to people who are devoting most of their time to the project, ideally full time or at least 50% of their work capacity and participating in the specific verticals of the project.
DAOops | Lead: Felipe | Support: Luuk
The DAOops workstream is tasked with the development of the overall DAO strategy, administration, and community. Tasked with the launch The DAOist’s DAWN, its Governance Design and documentation and The DAOist’s administration and Treasury
Co-Creation Spaces Vertical | Lead: Felipe | Support: Numa
Tasked with creating and maintaining the digital and physical co-creation spaces such as The Lisbon Metahub, the DAOist Governance forum, the discord and other permanent interaction spaces.
Events Vertical | Lead: Inga | Support: Guil
Focuses on creating temporary experiences for DAOists around the world.
Content Vertical (Narrative and Educational) - Lead: Stefen / Numa | Support: Guil
All the evergreens of the project - from articles to swag to documentation - are the cultural pieces of the project.
If you’ve been watching the treasury closely you will notice that quite a bit of funds have moved recently - that’s because we’re paying 1 year of rent for the Lisbon Metahub.
550 sqm in a gorgeous house from which we will build a full time communications outfit coordinated by the Core Team. It will include designers, videomakers, copywriters and social media specialists deployed across the 4 verticals.
From there we will run the Art, Tech and Policy residencies, accelerate DAO2DAO partnerships (hopefully in meatspace) and tailor the future “The DAOist” and “Global Governance Gathering” experiences.
The space will be usable by token holders and it will have all the specs promised on the ambassadorship deck.
The move-in date is the 1st of April, keep an eye out. We will be busy designing until then - much to do. Also, we’re soon to launch a DAOist podcast… arh.. It’s time to finish this article.
Thanks for reading till the end, legends. Now, if you hold a delegate token…
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