Retroactive rewards proposal. 6 months of Season 1
Community Talks started as an idea to build a virtual safe space where community members can interact, discuss current issues, share and generate new ideas, as well as meet each other beyond the Discord avatars.
Before we dive into the main subject, we would like to present to you the context in which Community Talks was created.
In December 2021, when StakeborgDAO Community was very young, everything was new for us, channels were still being created on Discord and the whole platform was new
for many members, Jenny had a small chat with Mtk and other members of the community. The main topic was “What’s going on with Voice Channels?” and this is how the idea of Community Talks was born.
The community was very active and no one could keep up with everything that was going on, even if we wanted to. Community Talks appeared when most of the community members needed a voice, when we needed to associate the Discord nicknames with the people behind them.
Community Talks was a community project, since the beginning, a project meant to give our DAO a voice. We started by choosing our guests through forms and continued to identify the community’s hot subjects and debate them together.
Our first guests were invited through an Invitation Form where Shinmen and Matei were chosen by the community. Since the beginning, the power of our DAO to choose the best guests was proven since they are 2 of our most precious members who also became part of the Core Team shortly after.
We tried and we like to think we succeeded to have the most active members from our community invited as guests in key moments. All moderators, ambassadors and a big part of the members involved in different projects accepted our invitation and we created some of the best memories on the podcast.
Even more, something that we are really proud of is that Community Talks was a launchpad for other projects like Onboarding, but also a safe place to debate and promote other projects like TDI, Daosphere, Bring Web3 and DAOThon. We all used this virtual space and step by step it became “home” for any member of our community and we drew attention to the initiatives that were underway.
Community Talks Season 1 was the playground that gave us the opportunity to try, make mistakes, improve and see what better suits the project. We have lots of examples of things that worked for a while, but which we gave up like the Guild from XYZ, a fact that proves that we have always been attentive to what the community wants, we took the pulse and acted accordingly, something we want to take with us in Community Talks Season 2, even if its purpose will inevitably be different.
In the first days of this project, we didn’t know what to expect nor what resources would be needed. Our goal was to create a project that StakeborgDAO Community will love and we did our best to create a structure based on this.
For this reason, in Season 1 we had the following roles:
- Project Manager: Jenny and Vru
- Moderator: Jenny and Vru
- Social Media: Jenny
- Designer + Tehnic: DubluDe
Each role had different responsibilities and as the project became more mature we added new ones. By the end of Season 1, we had the following responsibilities:
Social Media responsible
Designer + Tehnic
We had a blast in Season 1 and we hope you did too. We cannot thank you enough for being there for us and with us even when our hardware or internet connection seem to not work properly. You are the reason Community Talks became one of the most important projects of our DAO and for that we are humble.
In 6 months of Community Talks we have learned that you can change the community’s dynamic, bring a smile on people’s faces and motivate them to invest time and resources in creating new projects, meet-ups and much more in just 3 people.
With your permission, we would like to request Retroactive Funding for Season 1. The core reason behind Retroactive Funding request is simple: it’s easier to agree on what was useful than what will be useful.
We have done some research which consisted in checking other DAOs rewards for each position and also DeWork bounties. Most of the bounties reward USDC which is not important to us at the time of writing this proposal, we have seen 60 CODE for a POAP, 60 CODE for a gif, 200 USDC for hosting 2 Journal Clubs / month, 500 USDC for a Project Manager and so on.
Our main goal is to get Voting Power and given the fact that we had many tasks/week, the above costs seem a bit too high. For this reason, we tried to create an average rate per hour for each role based on how many tasks it had to perform (for example Design took some Technical tasks as well, one member was SM, PM and Mod, and so on), members knowledge, how stressful it is and how much time each task required.
We propose a 50% from the total 13003 (6501.5 STANDARD) to be rewarded in SFC Season 1 on a monthly basis (2167.16 STANDARD/month), a 7.34% impact on SFC Season 1 and 50% (6501.5 STANDARD) in SFC Season 2 on a monthly basis (2167.16 STANDARD/month), a 7.22% impact from the total of 90000 STANDARD (assuming SFC will have a total supply of 90000 in SFC Season 2).
The rewards will be sent to a Gnosis Safe wallet.
For season 1 we had the following KPIs results:
To round this up, at the end of Season 1 and six months after it launched, here are some of the highlights:
- First episode on 18th of January;
- 43 unique guests (some of them attended more than once);
- 21 editions of Community Talks;
- ATH of participants: 118 (on Discord);
- More than 1000 attendees in 21 editions;
- Introduced POAPs for the first time in our community;
- A total of 175 POAPs were minted;
- 2 youtube channels with a total of: 190 followers and 1700 views;
- Moved the activity from Discord to Twitter Spaces;
- Created a safe environment for contributors to interact, aggregate around ideas, and start working together. Onboarding is one such projects that was born from the Community Talks vibe and is still ongoing;
- Managed to shine a spotlight and bring awareness towards all community initiatives;
Thank you, but we are not done yet!
Season 2 proposal. For a period of 3 months
Community Talks is back!
There is no secret that Community Talks Season 1 was a huge success and we cannot thank you enough for that! You can read more about the success criteria in the first part of the proposal.
With Season 2, we hope to give you even more unforgettable moments and see new and old faces interact, debate and have a fun time doing so.
As the bear market continues and the whole global economy seems to have a harsh time, people tend to incline the F&G Index to the left and put activities on hold.
We truly hope to create a safe and enjoyable environment for them every Tuesday at 20:30 UTC+2.
Usually, when we think of a Season 2, we want something new and improved. This is why our main goal was to detect internal and external difficulties.
Our biggest struggle in Season 1 was with completing daily tasks in order to have new episodes every week and, as a team of 3, we had a lot of challenges to keep Season 1 engaging and fun. For this reason, we have redesigned how Community Talks operates at an organizational level as follows:
- Project Manager: 1 FTE
- Moderator: 3 FTE
- Social Media: 1 FTE
- Designer: 1 FTE
- Technic: 1 FTE
- Advisor: 1 FTE
This will help us split the tasks among specific teams and create a more sustainable project. Because StakeborgDAO members and colleagues are of great importance to us, we’ve put great emphasis on decreasing stress levels, increasing free time and overall wellness of our colleagues. This is the reason we want to create a bigger team.
A rather small problem our community encountered in Season 1 was finding old or new episodes on YouTube since they are hidden. Even if this seems a small issue that could have been solved really quickly by searching for them on the dedicated Community Talks Discord Channel, the amount of messages on Discord was overwhelming so we tried to find a way to solve this by finding a way that will also create opportunities for Community Talks.
This is how https://community-talks.com/ was born. Our brand new website!
Here you will be able to see all episodes from Season 1 and Season 2 (when available), find more information about Community Talks project and Season KPIs (work in progress), and provide anonymous feedback or suggestions.
We will do our best to improve the project and website by implementing your suggestions and creating a place where each one of you can have fun, chat and create relationships.
We plan to start in November and we would like to keep a weekly recurrence, this being the reason why we are looking for 3 moderators.
The first 3 weeks will have a similar format as the first season, but instead of 2 moderators all the time there should be only one, or two when needed. For the 4th week we asked the ambassadors and they happily accepted to hold the podcast to present their reports and debate ideas and maybe problems that are faced in the community. In this way we are trying to cover more with Season 2, we want to give Community Talks more purposes, to be an evolved version of Season 1.
The first 3 weeks would also be a bit different one from another, since the moderators will be different and they will be able to choose the subjects or the guests. We would like to choose the 3rd moderator and a Social Media member together with the community so there will be an application and we will vote together. The team will have a total of 50% of the voting power and the community will have a total of 50%.
As for POAPs, they are back! And will be distributed to CT Guests only.
As Season 2 comes as a more robust project, we now have the following roles and responsibilities:
- Project Manager
With more teams involved, we have polished the costs and tasks.
For Season 2 we propose a monthly reward of 2,700.63 STANDARD that add to a total of 8,101.9 (8451.9 - 350 for SFC) STANDARD with an impact of 9.15% from the total of 88,499.27 available and an impact of 9.88% from the total of 81,997.77 STANDARD after the 50% from Community Talks Season 1 is distributed.
Both proposals** (CT Season 2 + 50% of CT - S1) will have a total impact of 16.5% from the total supply of 88,499.27 STANDARD of SFC Season 1.
The rewards will be sent to a Gnosis Safe wallet.
SFC Compensation was excluded.
For Season 2 we have the following KPIs:
We are really proud of Season 1 and we hope to see you all soon in Season 2!
These being said, we are seeing a bright future for Community Talks and we hope that this proposal will not only bring our project to the next level, but will also be an encouragement for the other projects to continue to add value to our community. We are more than happy to start a new chapter and we hope that you will help us, because Community Talks can’t exist without the community, it just wouldn’t make sense.
With love and gratitude,
Community Talks Team