DAO Digest #4 2024

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

:fire: Hot Topics

:tada: ICYMI the Gitcoin 2.0 White Paper launched while the team was at ETHDenver. We also hosted the inaugural Ecosystem Growth Summit alongside Electric Capital. The top insights from the event can be found on this brand-new microsite: https://ecosystemgrowth.gitcoin.co/.

:video_camera: Watch the Gitcoin 2.0 whitepaper presentation by @owocki and @meglister at ETH Denver – Grants as a Growth Vehicle.

:video_camera: Watch @owocki’s talk at ETH Denver – Public Goods Funding: The New Meta.

:globe_with_meridians: Gitcoin’s community is now being fostered under the banner of the Ecosystem Collective. The :purple_circle: 360 Team is responsible for guiding the EC’s strategy, holding context for :large_blue_circle: Gitcoin Citizens, and acting as points of accountability for :white_circle: Citizens who spin up new initiatives through the Citizen Grants program.

:rocket: The Gitcoin Citizen Grants Program is now split into Citizens Retro (Retroactive Funding), Citizens Innovate (Citizen Proposals) and Citizens Forward (RFPs). Check out the notion site for in-depth details and tell us what you’ve been up to on the governance forum.

:next_track_button: Do you have proposal focused on developing a tool using LLM for grant discovery? Join the Citizen Forward Grants Program if you have a specific deliverable that aims to address any of the areas proposed in the Citizens Forward RFP to help simplify the discovery of public goods and personalize the experience for users.

:new: Do you have groundbreaking ideas that push the boundaries of what’s possible in grants discovery and management? Join the Citizen Innovate Grants Program to propose unique, creative uses of LLMs that can offer fresh perspectives and solutions to existing challenges, in alignment with the Citizens Innovate RFP to help enhance the accessibility, efficiency, and impact of discovering public goods.

:arrows_counterclockwise: Have you been retroactively supporting Gitcoin to achieve its mission and execute on its essential intents? Join the Citizen Retro Grants Program if you have made contributions in the areas of educational content, governance, operations, data analysis, support, platform and protocol dev + devrel.

:handshake: As Gitcoin continues to expand, we’re seeking to partner with skilled Round Operators and Service Providers. Our focus is on those who can align with our mission and values, bring expertise in managing grant rounds, and offer comprehensive program management.

:three: A GG20 Project Charter has been introduced, as a revitalized approach to designing and managing the GG20 OSS Round, the new framework will unfold in three phases— 1) Crafting Agreements in the Open, 2) Services Delivery with Community Oversight, and 3) Project Closeout & Community Feedback.

:green_circle: It’s Capital Allocation season! Get ready for the latest season of the Green Pill Podcast.

:green_heart: Would you like to be considered to host a community round in GG20, and apply for matching from Gitcoin? Here’s the proposal template to work off of and a breakdown of the process.

:face_with_monocle: The GG20 Eligibility Criteria has been reviewed by the DAO-elected council, including a dedicated pool of funds (up to $125K quarterly) available to support “matching on matching” pools for community-led grant rounds meeting the specific criteria.

: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.

: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:

:compass: Biweekly Workstream Update

Given there was a significant update shared in relation to the cadence of Gitcoin Grants rounds, we will return to the typical product and workstream update in the next edition of the DAO Digest.

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


What’s new?

The Gitcoin 2.0 whitepaper was published on FEB 2024 by Kevin Owocki & Meg Lister, and announced at ETH Denver.

Recently passed proposals:

  • Grants Lab S21 Budget
  • Passport S21 Budget
  • GG20 Eligibility Criteria

Organization wide:

  • IRL Offsite - set for first week of April in Lisbon, staying longer is optional

Grants Lab

What’s new?

The Grants Lab unit is focused on product development and adoption, aiming to increase total grant value through Allo platform usage and prioritizing product, developer relations, marketing, and Grants Stack operations! Check out the latest Grants Stack Release Notes :slightly_smiling_face:

Unit Updates


    • Scroll is now supported on Grants Stack

    • Allo v2 Migration, targeting dev-complete date for March 18th
    • Explorer UX updates for Avalanche Custom Scorer
    • Planning for Cluster Match QF integration

    • Dev complete this week (March 19th)
    • Internal testing this week (March 20th to 22nd)
    • Org + community testing through meme round (March 25th to 28th)
    • Ready for applications (April 2nd)!

Milestones + Metrics (S20-21)

  • 60/80 rounds run
    • Any mechanism, inclusive of community/self-serve/serviced
  • 11/20 repeat rounds run
    • Excludes Gitcoin-affiliated operators
    • Prove we have staying power and generate value for grants managers
  • 0/5 paying customers
    • No PMF without revenue
    • Waiting to be executed in S21


What’s new?

New Passport.xyz site is now live! Check out the latest Passport Release Notes, Roadmap and the brand identity. :slightly_smiling_face:

Ecosystem Collective

What’s new?

Gitcoin’s community is now being fostered under the banner of the Ecosystem Collective.

:date: Events Updates

ETH Denver Memories

Gitcoin Community Call

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!

  • 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.

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