A couple of weeks ago I was having a discussion with Worthalter who is the founder of POAP, and he proposed donating $10,000 to the DAO in exchange for a professional top-quality report of POAPs current situation and challenges. If all goes well, he envisions this could be a recurring commission.
POAP has a 30+ person team and they have inbound interest coming from top organizations like the NBA, big media corps, and others of the same caliber; but are struggling with growth. The idea was that since those in Bankless DAO are likely more familiar with POAP, they could help provide feedback of POAP’s plans and ideas to overcome their challenges.
The following specific areas they need help in are as follows:
Community management - They do not have a strategy and do not really know how to engage with different audiences
Growth strategy - They are not sure about moving out of their comfort zone (crypto events where they are leaders) and trying to tackle in-person events.
Tech support - They barely keep up
Documentation - They would like someone to prepare tutorials, explainers, and general stuff about POAP
Hiring - Crypto natives that understand POAP well and are looking for full time are not abundant
This is a good opportunity for Bankless DAO to show off our skills and how we can have real-world impact.
I delayed pushing this forward immediately to give us some time to organise ourselves, but now that the guilds are in place, I think we are in a position to start discussing how we would like to approach this. Perhaps this is a good first task for the beginning of Season 1?
A few notes from me:
I am happy to contribute towards this project, but my personal life is quite busy at the moment (I’m a PhD student and I also work part-time), so it would likely be better for someone with a bit more available time to take lead on this. Especially on the organisational side and putting a team together.
The budget is not massive, so it would be important to keep this in mind when considering scope
As an example of the type of content that may be useful, here was my suggestion that originally prompted this discussion:
I thought if we do a POAP every week, we’re gonna end up with quite a number of POAPs, and especially as POAPs get wider use we will all accumulate quite a few. Since they are on-chain representations of participation, they can function kind of like a window into what you are interested in. With this in mind I thought maybe a showcase feature (show your personal favourite POAPs at the top), and some sort of ability to make custom “folders” or “sections” of POAPs. e.g. I could put all my community call POAPs into their own section, since there are a lot of them (and I want them) but I do not necessarily want them clogging up the main view.
A few discussion points:
Seems like a good candidate for cross-guild collaboration, is there a particular guild who would be suited to taking the lead on this?
This is likely something that may require a bit of back-and-forth with the POAP team. Do we have a process for this type of discussion? Probably best to funnel communication through just one or two people for clarity. e.g. some type of Ambassador
We should probably stitch together of a proposal of what we could deliver and run this past the POAP team
There will need to be discussion around how we handle the donation and what form this will take
How does compensation work for projects such as this
I’ve been waiting for this ever since you posted about it in Discord. My best bet would be the Research Guild and Marketing Guild, maybe design?
But also we can do a survey to all members and start from there.
Yeah, its easy to throw arrows since I’m not inside these guilds
But I do agree that Marketing guild is a good leader.
I’m from the education guild but I’m by no means representative of the guild, I think we definitely can help with the documentation. I think a simple gitbook site would do very well to save 99% of the support tickets.
Like seriously. the previous ETHstaker community call, i just created this FAQ and just cut and pasted it over and over again.
I have the qualifying Bank but lack the skill and talent but in both marketing and education guilds which will overlap if we move forward with this and would be happy to ghost for ya until you qualify in your own right if you are interested.
Thanks for the write-up @Josh. I’m currently exploring ways for the DAO to access POAP data (i.e., number of people who claimed their POAP during Community Call #4). I"m unsure if this is tangential to the specific areas you listed, but if directly relevant, i’m happy to discuss further.