DAO Digest #1 2024

Shoutout to @gaoa97 @rohit @quaylawn for coordinating this Digest!

:fire: Hot Topics

:boom: gm 2024, bye 2023! Reflect on our shared accomplishments at 2023.gitcoin.co, and delve into this post for what lies ahead. :rocket:

:earth_americas: 2024 is the year of Gitcoiners coming together IRL and long tail public goods, with efforts focused on paving the way for the next generation of builders taking advantage of various funding mechanisms.

:green_circle: PGN’s success advances the success of the Superchain Ecosystem. A network of chains that share bridging, decentralized governance, upgrades, a communication layer and more—all built on the OP Stack.

:nerd_face: Calling all intellectually curious theorists, program designers, and data scientists to contribute to the RegenLearnings.xyz research group started by @owocki and @ccerv1.

:star2: Read ‘A North Star for Gitcoin (and the decade-long path to get there)’ to learn more about our current course towards the north star, and how your work can support reaching it.

:moneybag: Follow up on the GG19 Results to dive deep on our last program round.

:ticket: Find out how to get a FREE ticket for ETHDenver 2024!

:open_book: Freshen up on essential Gitcoin Vocabulary.

Read this gov post to get the full lowdown on what 2023 held for Gitcoin :love_letter:

:ballot_box: GitcoinDAO Governance Overview:

  • Snapshot polls GTC Stewards. Tally performs on-chain actions.
  • Proposals that have on-chain steps, such as budget requests, are approved on Snapshot before moving on to Tally.

:bar_chart: Active Proposals:

  • [PROPOSAL] Gitcoin Citizens Retroactive Funding Round
  • [PROPOSAL] Adding oSnap for Gitcoin treasury distributions

:compass: Biweekly Workstream Update

Here are key highlights from the biweekly workstream update - (latest video on Gitcoin Transparency)



  • GLO Dollar Swap is underway
  • Ecosystem Growth Program launching next month

Organization wide:

  • DeveloperDAO collaboration in progress
  • DAO Goals wrapping up in the next few weeks
  • IRL Offsite - set for first week of April in Portugal, staying longer is optional


What’s new?

V2 documentation is available here :slightly_smiling_face:


    • Grant Stack migration has begun
    • Allo on Arbitrum hackathon has concluded, winners will be announced on Jan 15th.
    • Impact Stream has launched

    • 1Hive implementation is underway
    • Pursuing integration partnerships on top of Allo v2
    • Refining partnerships process

Grants Stack

What’s new?

Check out the latest Grants Stack Release Notes :slightly_smiling_face:

Project Updates



    • Wrapping up Base & zkSync deployment → Lit Protocol dependency
    • Resolving Polygon issues
    • Scroll deployment
    • Starting work on Allo v2 Migration
  • ON THE HORIZON: Complete and stabilize community donation experience

    • Stabilize and improve new Direct Grants feature
    • Connect Grants Programs with best builders for their needs
    • Scope and kick off next-gen architecture, including Allo v2

Actions & Progress

  • Grant Stack is exploring multi-chain checkout solutions. In a future where Superchain interoperability tooling is more abundant, multichain checkout across PGN, Base, and OP Mainnet would be effortless, offering dApps a plug-and-play solution.

Co-Marketing Initiatives

  • Direct Grants

    • SpaceID
    • Uniswap-Arbitrum Grant Program (UAGP)
    • GMX Briefing first case study for DG
  • Quadratic Funding

    • Polygon (The Village Infra on Polygon#1)
  • Grants Stack Retroactive PGF page now live


What’s new?

Check out the latest Grants Stack Release Notes, Roadmap and the new brand identity. :slightly_smiling_face:

Project Updates


    • Linea onchain Campaign ran for 2 weeks in Dec & helped drive significant onchain revenue through Linea
    • GTC Staking reclaimed + new All-Time High (Dashboard).

    • Completing UX / UI work with: welcome page & support banner
    • Citizen’s round Sybil analysis
    • Prevention of Sybil attack from GG18 (ecc.eth)

    • Identity Staking V2 campaign planning underway for Feb 15 launch
    • Exploring potential Passport event opportunities with NewForum at ETHDenver
    • Upcoming quests in collaboration with Layer3
    • Building a ‘Passport offering’ document

Actions & Progress

  • Currently interviewing for a senior product marketer
  • Average 4.8% social engagement rate (past 7 days)
  • 45.5k new followers on Twitter
  • 189k users in web traffic to passport.gitcoin.co (past 7 days)
  • 2.5k new email subscribers since Dec 1 (10k total)


  • Grant Programs Team (GPT)
    • Funding Round Master Template underway and already being used in the proposal for Zuzalu where we were able to create a detailed WBS with Timelines/LOE.
    • All payouts were finalized over the holidays
    • American Cancer Society Round wrapped
    • Starting to form thoughts and recommendations within GPT Team on potential changes/updates for Gitcoin Grants starting with GG20
    • GG20 will more than likely be early Q2 due to Allo v2 upgrades that are happening


  • Gitcoin Contributors Twitter/X List – Drop your name in this Notion table if you’d like to be added to this Twitter list so it’s easy to find and follow you and other contributors.

  • Brand Assets Hub – Get creative assets from Notion and customize your media templates on Canva.

  • Under ConstructionStakeholder comms. 2024 Events Strategy underway

:date: Events Updates

Gitcoin Community Call – Taking place every Wednesday @ 12 pm ET on X.

Catch up on recordings of recent X conversations here:

Gitcoin Pulse – Weekly episodes covering a few of our top happenings at Gitcoin followed by short interviews with active contributors to better get to know the Gitcoin community and the projects they are working on. Listen to the latest episode here.

:wave: New to Gitcoin?

Explore the future of Gitcoin at our new website, and check out Gitcoin Community Hub for key resources and events. Thanks for reading!

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