DAO Digest #5 2024

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

:fire: Hot Topics

:loudspeaker: Get ready for Gitcoin Grants Round 20, which focuses on 4 OSS programs: Hackathon Alumni, dApps & Apps, Developer Tooling, and Libraries, and Web3 Infrastructure. Find out more about the Eligibility Criteria.

:potted_plant:A GG20 Project Charter has been introduced, revitalizing the design and management of the Gitcoin Grants. This unfolds in three phases:

  1. Crafting Agreements in the Open;

  2. Services Delivery with Community Oversight;

  3. Project Closeout & Community Feedback.

:rocket: The Gitcoin Citizen Grants Program is now split into:

  • Citizens Retro (Retroactive Funding). Join this program if you have made contributions in pursuit of Gitcoin’s essential intents.
  • Citizens Innovate (Citizen Proposals). Join this program if you can push the boundaries of grants discovery and management with LLMs in alignment with the Citizens Innovate RFP.
  • Citizens Forward (RFPs). Join this program if you can assist with discovery of public goods and personalize the experience for users in accordance with the Citizens Forward RFP.

:arrow_right: Check out the notion site for in-depth details and tell us what you’ve been up to on the governance forum.

:money_mouth_face:Don’t forget that Gitcoin Citizens Retro Round #3 is live, deployed on Allo v1 and operating on Arbitrum.

: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 the Ecosystem Growth Summit, hosted earlier this year at ETH Denver – Grants as a Growth Vehicle.

:video_camera: Watch @owocki’s talk at ETH Denver – Public Goods Funding: The New Meta – and @meglister’s feature on the People’s Choice Panel – skip to 1:01:30.

:headphones: Listen to How Gitcoin 2.0 Can Help Reward People for Doing Good.

:thought_balloon: After the articulation of CASE we are starting to see Gitcoin become a Capital Allocation Strategy Exchange.

: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.

:green_circle: It’s Capital Allocation season! Watch @sejalrekhan speak with Audrey Tang on the Green Pill Podcast.

: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.

: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

There is no org wide call this week – returning to our usual programming the week commencing April 15.


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

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


    • Grants Stack is now live on Allo v2!
    • Scroll is now supported on Grants Stack

    • Planning for Cluster Match QF integration
    • Explorer UX updates for Avalanche Custom Scorer
    • Passport Lite x Cluster Match MVP
    • Deploying zkSync to Allo v2
    • Migrating Direct Grants to Allo v2

    • Org + community testing through meme round
    • 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

Ecosystem Collective

What’s new?

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.

:date: Events Updates

Gitcoin Community Call

Catch up on recordings of recent X conversations here:

Gitcoin Pulse – covering the latest at Gitcoin followed by short interviews with active contributors to discuss 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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