ImpactDAOs any DAO that has a positive impact on the world
I’ve also started working with @Aleborda21, who has done a wonderful job putting together a resource library on the subject with information on 100s of DAOs. We plan to release a small book in PDF/softcover at DevConnect on 4/21. It would catalogue over 100 ImpactDAOs, and here is what it would look like:
I would like to challenge the community to extend this momentum. I would like to see a ImpactDAO RatingsDAO emerge.
The RatingsDAO would maintain an important money lego: a Proof of Impact. Such a DAO would maintain an on-chain registry of which ImpactDAOs have what Impact. Such a money lego could be used to facilitate trustless smart contract functionality only available to ImpactDAOs, and would also allow ImpactDAOs to display an independently verified “Proof Of Impact”.
This RatingsDAO could solicit & ingest attestations about a DAO’s social impact, independently verify their impact, and then issue a report card on them. (here is a write up I did a few weeks ago about what such an attestation framework could look like)
The Report cards would perhaps be available via smart contract and then also via a beautiful web interface.
Here are two mocks of what an ImpactDAO rating card could look like (all numbers made up, for demonstration purposes only):
I think that the above ratings primitive could be deeply valuable to the space if
- it has a deep liqudity of ratings.
- it is backed by a highly legitimate governance. The governance should also be uncapture-able and hella forkable. ImpactDAOs should be able to/invited to participate in the conversation about their impact.
- it’d be nice if it plugged into other money legos, like say Gitcoin Grants 2.0. Allowing Gitcoin Grants to display Impact Ratings in it’s UI
Such a ratings primitive could be used to create interesting new smart contract modifiers available only to DAOs with high impact scores. Imagine if the following primitives were available in smart contracts:
modifier onlyImpactDAORatingAbove(uint 256 above_score)
modifier onlyImpactDAOSocialRatingAbove(uint 256 above_score)
modifier onlyImpactDAOMaterialRatingAbove(uint 256 above_score)
Is anyone working on something like this or interested in starting to? If so, I would like to talk to you. Please (1) join this telegram (2) post a proposal below in 500 words or less that articulates how you would attack this problem and what would have to be true for it to happen (hint: please ask for funding, I want to fund good proposals!).
I have budget to fund as many promising proposals as I receive, and will decide how to spend that budget on a case by case basis.