(Summary) This proposal allocates budget to the Marketing Workstream, Marley | Shapeshift, Giantkin, and Hunt.
(Abstract) + (Specification) The purpose of this proposal is to fund three special projects as well as a workstream; this includes the funding of:
Marley | Shapeshift - 3,500 USD in FOX, funding the use of OBS + Cloud. This provides the DAO with an ability to provide professional quality content across a range of platforms, including but not limited to youtube, vimeo, twitch, and theta.tv. I am currently subscribed to a 75 USD a month premium subscription to Vimeo and believe this budget to be, if anything minimal – and does not compensate those setting up infrastructure for their time. This budget is allocated simply to create a system that functions efficiently for those responsible for operation in the future.
Marketing and Growth workstream – Funding the marketing and growth workstream with funds (10,000 USD in FOX) to use in collaboration with me (Hunt) on various community driven projects (including but not limited to content creation, giveaways, and tipcc fox fund allocation for workstream leader/contributors to disburse).
Giantkin – 200 USD in FOX to use for Discord/telegram premium plugin/bot/add-ons. Currently there are a number of options/solutions being explored on our community platforms, specifically Discord at this current point of time. As Giantkin finds solutions for the community (calendar, anti-spam/raid, ticket systems to help operations, support systems) I believe that it would be beneficial to explore premium features. Some of these features have monthly costs associated (1-10 USD a month, or carry lifetime-use options for purchase/licensing).
Hunt – Allocation of 1,500 USD in FOX - Since becoming involved in community structure/support activities within the DAO, I have had numerous strategies/plans in development. Some of these ideas include educational content from community members (graymachine is an example of this theory providing fruitful benefit), and spontaneous compensation for community contributions (youtube/theta.tv/twitch streaming, article content, graphics). There are underlying community building activities that I can and plan on engaging in as a community support/growth focused contributor. I have used personal funds to-date, and can say that this figure proposed is reasonable if funds are used in an efficient manner.
(Motivation) Giantkin has continued to go above and beyond in his contribution to the DAO – Dedicating both his time and energy to the community to the tune of 14-16 hours a day 7 days a week. For this reason, I am proposing that he be provided with a 1500 USD bonus upon successful completion of the 4-month term currently defined in the ‘cmod’ project proposal. This will provide not only adequate compensation, but more importantly motivation for Giantkin to continue serving the community in the future.
A reference to the job description of ‘head-cmods’ from the previous ‘cmod’ proposal:
“Community moderators support and enable healthy community growth. These individuals are responsible for tasks associated with supporting, informing, and protecting the FOX community from bad actors (including but not limited to scammers and malicious users). Two ‘Cmods’ are identified as being immediately needed by the community according to tasks and work necessary within a number of ‘Fox Dens’ (the communities that we inhabit such as discord, telegram, forum, boardroom, reddit). These ‘Cmods’ are needed to address the lacking community support structure within the discord, telegram, forum, and boardroom. While further coverage must necessarily occur across other community engagement venues (reddit, and the like). Community projects, activities, and other engagement-points will be focused on by the ‘Cmod’ team alongside marketing & growth workstream contributors. Beyond that, a support system will be established for discord in order to address relevant community problems/concerns”.
To further promote community infrastructure and growth, I am proposing an allocation of 10,000 USD in FOX tokens to the marketing and growth workstream. The workstream leader will work in collaboration with me, and others involved in any associated ‘bounty’ compensation related to task/project execution. The current community focused marketing and growth projects being developed include but are not limited to educational content created by community members (bounty compensation), a content creators contest, community driven streaming/interviews, and article/content distribution campaigns (bounty compensation) on Publish0x, as well as through paid press release distribution networks. Beyond allocation of 10,000 USD in FOX tokens to be controlled by marketing and growth – 1,500 USD in FOX tokens are proposed to be distributed to me (Hunt) in order to fund community building efforts. These efforts include but not limited to tipping community members for value added, contests, events, and giveaways. I have personally spent that amount (in USD value) and would like to continue providing community building efforts in the ways that I already am, and plan to continue via participation incentivization.
Finally, Marley | Shapeshift needs funding to setup infrastructure to record and distribute content, as well as create a system that enables workstream leaders to hold live events with lesser restriction that currently experienced. I have been personally recording meetings, and it alone is a full-time job (with 5+ meetings a week, the human capital used becomes overwhelming for one individual who has other responsibilities). This infrastructure will provide alleviation for the individual(s) responsible for recording/distributing DAO meeting/event video content.
Upon passing: Marketing and growth immediately receives 10k USD in FOX, Giantkin 200 USD in FOX, Marley 3500 USD in FOX, Hunt 1500 USD in FOX. Once Giantkin and Hunt complete the 4 month ‘cmod’ term currently in progress; 3000 USD in FOX will be split evenly and distributed to each individual. Each transaction listed in this budget proposal will be completed using Colony, and will take place according to the defined timeline:
Month 1: 15,200 USD Allocated in FOX Tokens
Month 2: 0 USD Allocated in FOX Tokens
Month 3-4: 1,500 USD Allocated in FOX Tokens
Total: 16,700 USD Allocated in FOX Tokens
This budget proposal is aimed at community growth/infrastructure development. In order to continue to provide and further develop amenities and activities associated with the Shapeshift DAO – Funding is required. This budget would provide Video Content production and distribution solutions. Further this proposed budget would provide marketing with funds in collaboration with community marketing efforts by me (Hunt). Next Giantkin will be enabled to operate in the most capable and efficient manner when testing, implementing, and adjusting bots/addons/plugins for Discord.
This budget proposal costs the FOX community 16,700 USD, with an intent to solve numerous problems, while compensating the problem solvers. The cost/benefit of this proposal can be questioned in terms of value added to the community being lesser than the cost. I do not believe that to be a concern, however this is a plausible point of concern for any voter analyzing the budget and goals/proposed-outcome associated with each project.
For - The Marketing and Growth Workstream, Giantkin, Hunt, and Marleys special projects.
Against - The Marketing and Growth Workstream, Giantkin, Hunt, and Marleys special projects.