DAO Digest #21 2023

Shoutout to @gaoa97 for writing up this Digest!

:fire: Hot Topics

:white_check_mark:The Essential Intents (EIs) reflect Gitcoin’s commitment to short-term stabilized operations and long-term decentralization, with focus on 3 interconnected pillars:

:fire: Gitcoin’s North Stars 2023-2024

:white_check_mark: Citizens Round #2 Success

:closed_lock_with_key: Gitcoin Passport Identity Management

  • 5 key pillars for Seasons 20 and 21:
    • Effectiveness – Improve identity scoring models
    • Adoption – Grow to 1.5M passports
    • GTC Utility – Strengthen GTC-based identity and community ties
    • Data – Enhance and aggregate Sybil detection and data sets
    • Partnerships – Increase both API and onchain partnerships

:moneybag: $2k Reward RFP: Data Dashboard

:rocket: 5 Pools on Allo v2

  • The Allo team will be running at least 1 pool on v2 in S20 with an aim to support another 4 pools as outlined in the Allo strategy doc.

:star2: Introducing Direct Grants

:earth_africa:The newly decentralized Climate Program: Climate Coordination Network (CCN)

:briefcase: DAO Financial Overview

:crystal_ball: Gitcoin’s Vision for S20 & Beyond

: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:

:compass: Biweekly Workstream Update

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


What’s new?

V2 documentation is available here :slightly_smiling_face:

  • COMPLETED: AlloScan & Allo SDK updated on GitHub

  • IN PROGRESS: V2 Deployment testing & audit wrap-up (on auditor’s side)

  • ON THE HORIZON: V2 mainnet, profile builder for the project registry, and Microgrants (see the S20 GCP Proposal here).

Grants Stack

What’s new?

Check out the latest Grants Stack Release Notes :slightly_smiling_face:

Project Updates

  • COMPLETED: Matching estimates have been shipped

  • IN PROGRESS: Passport sliding scale; Explorer Redesign; Project Search & Discovery; Round Edit flow v2; and a fresh flow for managing round operators

  • ON THE HORIZON: Kick off Explorer Homepage updates; Round spam / filtering; New homepage redesign; and adding a sorting/filtering function

Actions & Progress


What’s new?

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

Project Updates

  • COMPLETED: New UI launched; Linea onchain launch; GTC Community staking credentials have been updated; BD process has been updated; Magic Square integration.

  • IN PROGRESS: Updating Score weights; Rounding off UX / UI work for the Passport website; Unified Grant stamp; and Load testing ahead of Nov campaigns

  • ON THE HORIZON: Scorer / Developer Portal updates - new logo & header, updated links, text & description(s); Early developer journey improvements and support optimizations; Simplified custom scoring and onchain tutorials; and updated ecosystem partners and use cases pages.

Actions & Progress

  • Twitter – Last week: ~200 new followers!

  • Identity Staking V2 – launch plans underway.

  • Discourse and Collab.land integration announcements have been published.


  • GG19 – Read the Outline & Strategy and check out the program calendar.
  • AI tool in alpha version for checking Round Elegibility Criteria.
  • The PGF Team is considering splitting into two different workstreams moving forward.
    • Grant Programs Team (GPT)
    • Get Sh**t Done (GSD)


  • We’re NOT biased at all but we think you should join us on the BEST new channel on Warpcast!

  • Gitcoin S18/S19 Contributor POAPs have been issued – What were the best moments of your contributor journey? Add your moment onchain.

  • Gitcoin Contributors Twitter/X List – Drop your name in this Notion table if you’re a contributor and would like to be added to this Twitter list so it’s easy to find and follow you and others.

  • Devconnect Istanbul – all relevant information is contained on this Notion page.

  • Schelling Point Istanbul – Session planned for Thursday Nov 16

    • Topic: Web3 Grants and Funding
    • Programming: Led by Eugene/ MetaGov
  • Brand Book Updates – Allo & Grants Stack, Passport brand books complete.

  • Under ConstructionStakeholder comms. 2024 Events Strategy underway (to be finalized in Nov)

:date: Upcoming Events

Marquee event attendance

  • Exploring an IRL activation for GG19 at Devconnect, tying in the launch of the Web3 Grants report.
  • FTC Taipei - December

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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Wasn’t this decision made weeks ago?
There are even proposals up on the forum for the new workstreams

What is the update on fundraising for GG19? How much $$$ are we going to drawing down on the matching pool?

Yes proposals are up for both of these Workstreams.

We have one large potential funder for the ETH Infra Round that is finalizing their agreement. Per discussions with @M0nkeyFl0wer and @connor the matching pool request will be $200K per round (3 x $200K = $600K total across W3C, ETH Infra, OSS) and then deduct from that whatever the contributions are that we receive from funding.