Before starting this is not a formal proposal. It’s only to have some feedbacks and see if there is any traction and interest
Few weeks ago, @jnova wrote a very nice proposal (visible on discord) and send it to Gitcoin https://discord.com/channels/544810647683072000/641746484491976734/811014077718724618
Unfortunately the answer was negative
This was an excellent idea. And We should not forget it. But as a direct collaboration seems complicated we can try something else.
Why Gitcoin ?
For those who don’t know, and to make is very simple, Gitcoin is here to help people involved in the ecosystem. Other users can make donations and help them to start or develop a project.
A lot of users didn’t really care (now with airdrops it chenged…) , because most people are here to make money and don’t care about the tech behind. But this kind of initiative is essential. Without those people, working to develop new protocols, tools, other users won’t be able to make money …
One way to gain visibility thanks to Gitcoin is to become a matching partner. I guess, for this round it’s too late now. And it’s something the DAO should discuss in advance, as you have to put a nice bag of $ on the table.
The idea would be to make donations and give some $DOUGH or Pies. We could either send it randomly and target as many grants as possible. Or we could also do it carefully and target devs, projects around DAOs, people involved in communication/marketing/ onboarding. It’s something the community can decide.
Also, when you make a donation you can add a small message. So it could be a nice way to nicely “promote PieDAO”.
Finally, and it could be a nice bonus. More and more projects realize aidrops to users who made a donation using Gitcoin. I’m not saying we should do it for this reason. But we can also imagine that tokens, collected though those aidrops, can then be swap for $DOUGH (or something else), and then be used for community contests for example. So you give, you receive, and you give back to the community.
But why ?
It can help to gain visibility, and it can help to recruit new talents. It will also show that PieDAO has a nice spirit and is built around the community in general.
To gain visibility you can make an airdrop, random people will receive some tokens, and you hope they will see it and then check where it comes from (not very effective IMO).
You can make an airdrop like Badger,Mask… and give some tokens to people who made a donation using Gitcoin. In that case you will gain A LOT of visibility. But you also attack all sharks, and most people will only join for a short period of time, and sell tokens they received. So it’s nice, for a marketing POV, but i’m not sure if it helps to build a strong community. It can be useful when you start a project, but for PieDAO I’m not sure.
And finally you can “airdrop”, make a donation only to a few people. You will gain less general exposure of course, but then you are also sending another message to the community
What do we need ?
I guess not much. If we make small donations 5-10$ each, with 5k we can already fund a lot of grants. (keep in mind than small donation or most often better than big donation with the quadratic funding.
edit: I forgot to say. Next round will start March 10 until March 25 2021