Introducing Stewards Governance

Gitcoin Username smacman

ETH Address seanmac.eth

Discord Handle seanmac #4517

Twitter Handle smacmannis

Statement of Intention

I joined Gitcoin Holdings as Marketing Lead in August 2021. I’ve now led marketing for Gitcoin Holdings for the past 7 months and have progressively increased my involvement in the MMM workstream within the Gitcoin DAO over the past 4 months, including serving as the Workstream Lead.

For background, the goal of the MMM Workstream is to increase the awareness, engagement, and impact of Gitcoin, its Workstreams and its mission. We accomplish this by building sustainable channels, campaigns & content. If we’re successful, we will help establish Gitcoin as the world’s preeminent community of web3 builders, building for the public good. While we’ve been a workstream since July of 2021, near the start of the GitcoinDAO, we’re still quite early in this journey. We’re building meta-public goods here so the sky is the limit!

My current responsibilities as Workstream Lead include setting the direction for the MMM team, creating organizational structure, leading strategy & managing our budget, all of which are performed in collaboration with the other members of the MMM core team, other GitcoinDAO workstream leads, and the community-at-large.

My goal for becoming a steward is to serve the mission of Gitcoin to the best of my abilities, including but not limited to fulfilling the MMM mission delineated above, creating a leading protocol/impact DAO, and generally building dynamic & innovative systems that allow humans to thrive.

Web 3 Qualification/Skills

  • Hired by Gitcoin in August 2021 to lead Marketing
  • Consulting for Blockchain Club at Dartmouth College
  • On Grants committee in Bankless-affiliated DAOPunks NFT community
  • Occasional participant and lurker (it’s market research!) in far too many DAOs including Crypto, Culture & Society, Decentraliens, Bankless, DAO Masters, JUMP, Cabin, Mirror, Seed Club & more.

Selected publications:

  1. Gitcoin Blog
    Grants Round 13: Round Results & Recap, Announcing Grants Round 13, Tally Ho Plans First Gitcoin Aqueduct, Gitcoin 2021 Year in Review, Polygon Creating Ecosystem Match Pool, Polygon Commits $1 Million for Public Goods, How Uniswap Grants Program & Gitcoin Partnered to Distribute Ecosystem Funds
  2. Gov Forum
    MMM Season 13 budget request, contributor tiers, product marketing at Gitcoin
  3. Medium: Say “I Quit” — but Do It for the Right Reasons, How to Make Time & Money Work for You

Gitcoin Username: freddmannen
ETH Address: 0xA1E4A14363B3ba2c1D49e1eeBE5fa21e25E4ed1D
Discord handle: Fred.#5650

Statement of Intent:
After almost a year at Gitcoin I am incredibly excited to officially become a Steward and continue my work in the DAO. The concept of DAOs is what got me interested in Ethereum to begin with and I am thrilled to become a Steward in the most impactful DAO in the space. Through my stewardship I wish to empower the Gitcoin community, guide us towards our common vision, and increase our impact in the world.

Web3 Qualifications / Skills:
After a handful of years into the Ethereum rabbithole I know my way around several communities and have a good understanding of the ecosystem. At Gitcoin I’ve co-lead of the MMM Workstream together with @seedphrase since June ‘21. Organizing a Workstream of 20-30 active contributors for almost a year has improved my project management and organization skills substantially. Beside MMM I’m also part of various cross-workstream groups and initiatives. I’m very passionate about growing our community and our impact, as well as improving our governance processes more broadly.


Reposting with updates and edits: link to original post.

Gitcoin Username: @jodicee4pg
Twitter: @0xJodiCee
Discord: Jodi | Gitcoin#1775
Eth address: 0x43a70AB0D5Beb7C09f974630FBC56E601F28aA32

Statement of Intention

I’m most interested in the opportunity Gitcoin has to scale new methods for funding public goods. I think blockchain-based quadratic funding has the potential to change the way we allocate resources to goods we all benefit from (on and offline).

I also care about bringing additional mission-aligned people into the community.

Qualifications / Skills

I bring over ten years of economic development, housing, and management experience to my role in Gitcoin. So far in my career, I’ve supported teams and projects in planning for the future based on the resources available today.

I began my web3 journey 2+ years ago as a Ethereum Foundation DevCon Scholar. Through that program I developed a deeper understanding of the technology, and a strong appreciation for its potential to change the way we work and support communities.

I joined the Operations workstream in February as a lead, and I’m excited for the opportunity to help build the team to be responsive to the needs of the DAO, while remaining decentralized in approach.


Statement of intent/ my values and reason for joining: I’m currently a Gitcoin contributor on the public goods workstream focused on onboarding web2 funders into the grants program. I’m passionate about both public goods and how we fund them; the good laws, libraries, parks and open source that surrounds us is the architecture of how we live well, and currently we do not have enough novel funding mechanisms.

What web3 qualifications/skills I have: While I’ve only been in web3 for maybe a year, I’ve been able to leverage my long-term background as a community builder and grantmaker/investor to contribute to projects like Filecoin foundation for the decentralized web and Crypto, Culture and Society. Especially, I’ve been able to bring in many web2 skeptics who do not see the flourishing regen communities that exist from outside of the crypto space. I have a deep network in many worlds, am a board member/steward with 6+ years experience helping organisations navigate scale.


Gitcoin Username: [@kevinrolsen | Gitcoin)
Twitter: @kevinrolsen
Discord: kevin.olsen#8319
Eth address: kevinolsen.eth 0x4Be88f63f919324210ea3A2cCAD4ff0734425F91

Statement of Intention

I’ve been working with the GPC as an engineering leader since December 21, while I’ve had some web3 experience prior to this, and have been watching DAOs with interest for years, Gitcoin has really been the opportunity for me to go down the rabbit hole. I love the vision of Gitcoin, and the essential intents, and personally, I’m thrilled that we’ve aligned on our Grants 2 roadmap, we’re shipping product, and can finally say we’re achieving our mission to decentralize ourselves.

Through my experience here to date, I’ve grown to appreciate the work the DAO does to seek the balance between ambition and focus. I hope to be able to represent engineering’s needs and voice within the DAO governance process and accelerate our transition into being as much a protocol DAO as we are a social/impact DAO.

Qualifications / Skills

I’ve been in Engineering and Leadership roles for 16 years (:flushed: I had to look that up), helping to build software but over time more to build teams. I’ve worked across both large and small organizations, directly and externally in those years. And while I love the craft of engineering, I think my specialization has been as a facilitator, building interfaces with other groups, and creating environments where good engineering can happen. I believe in collaboration, facilitation, and group sense-making, and would welcome the chance to do that as a Steward in the DAO.

  • Gitcoin Username @lthrift
  • ETH Address lthrift.eth 0xbe368cc284A8303Ae4C76A1870d897cfEE2B0812
  • Discord Handle lthrift#8111
    Twitter @thrift_lindsey

Statement of Intention / Your Values & Reasons for Joining
Formally educated in social work and intercultural studies, I have been on a path of continual learning and discovering how social causes can be most meaningfully impacted. My professional journey has led me to develop highly effective skills in software development while maintaining my core alignment around doing work that contributes to the ability for people to thrive. Gitcoin’s mission to fund public goods through the development of novel, effective mechanisms for distributing capital is a powerful intersection of my skills and passions.

I joined Gitcoin Holdings in September 2021 as the Product Management leader and have been continuously building context and integration with the DAO as we have sought to decentralize the technology and the team. My intention in seeking DAO stewardship is to continue to integrate into the collective community such that we build the Grants 2.0 protocol and workstream in tight alignment.

Qualifications / Skills
I bring 10+ years of experience across entrepreneurship education, small business financing, product management, and software delivery consulting to Gitcoin. I have served on loan review boards (assessing business plan viability to make funding decisions), built teams for on-going sustainable execution, and been accountable for ensuring mission critical projects were planned and executed effectively. These unique experiences give me perspective to deeply understand how to assess viability of ideas, continuously buy down risks, and execute at the intersection of organizational strategy and software development. I’d value the opportunity to help steward the Gitcoin DAO to realizing its mission of empowering communities to fund their shared needs.