[Draft 1] Season 3 Specification

:rotating_light::rotating_light::rotating_light: PLEASE READ THE GOOGLE DOCUMENT. ALL CHANGES FROM SEASON 2 ARE HIGHLIGHTED YELLOW. :rotating_light::rotating_light::rotating_light:


  • Season 3 will start on January 8th, 2021
  • Season 3 will end on April 8th, 2021
  • BanklessDAO will hold a formal gap week between April 9th and April 15th.
  • Season 3 will not include a cap on Project and Guild funding, though the Grants Committee will review budgets and provide suggestions to minimize budget bloat
  • 11M $BANK allocated for Grants Committee. 7M for inter-season funding and 4M for contributor rewards


  • :white_check_mark: Season 3 Specification Draft #1 goes up Dec 13th
  • Season 3 Specification Draft #2 goes up Dec 20th
  • Projects and guilds submit their budgets by Dec 20th
  • Grants Committee reviews proposals on Dec 21st
  • :zap: Season 3 Specification snapshot goes live from Dec 25th to January 1st
  • Projects and guilds review and re-submit their proposals on January 3rd
  • Grants Committee nominations close Dec 31st
  • :zap: Grants Committee snapshot goes live from January 1st to January 8th
  • Grants Committee reviews final round of submissions on January 4th
  • :zap: [Draft 3 - Final] Firming Up Governance snapshot goes live from January 1st to January 8th
  • :zap: Project and Guild budgets snapshot goes live from January 5th to January 12th
  • :partying_face: Season 3 Starts on January 8th
  • BanklessHQ holds a twitter spaces event with BanklessDAO on the week of January 17th


Move to Snapshot on December 25th?

  • Yes
  • Needs Revisions

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It’s odd to me to have the season begin on a Saturday; it might make more sense if we started seasons on Mondays and ended them on Fridays, omitting weekend time entirely. (special Monday kickoff event?)

I’d also push to include a gap week here at the end of S2 (or beginning of S3, however we’d like to frame it).

This moves dates to be:

Begin S3: Jan 17 (Mon)
End S3: April 8 (Fri)

Begin S4: April 18 (Mon)

Are we beholden to a previous snapshot wrt S3 start date?


Start date on Monday makes sense.

I’d push back on S2 gap week because the holidays act as a gap week already. There’s a poll up to have informal CCs on the 24th and 31st and I suspect people will be out celebrating with family during those two weeks. Personally, I’m on vacation from the 21st to the 27th.

  • Begin Season 3 on January 10th
  • Begin Season 3 on January 17th (Gap Week)

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Did you include the 350K BANK for the GC member remuneration??

Good catch. I need to add that and the Ombuds request for Season 3.

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Yes Frogmonkee, do not start vacation tomorrow without adding ombudsman’s budget request for Season 3. Gentle and hopeful reminder for you also to have a wonderful holiday.

I’d like to see more explanation on what a “flexible budget” is. Does that mean guilds can go back to GC mid-season and ask for more money?

Also, Is there a minimum BANK requirement that a project must surpass before receiving funds from the Grants Committee? A hypothetical example is, “The GC will only fund projects asking for 50K and above”. A few members thought that was the case which led to a lot of confusion and scrambling. Can you please confirm if this is true or not? One could assume based on “flexible budgets”, that is not true…but I dont want to assume anything.

There are no minimum ask for the GC.
Also if funds are needed mid season guilds can ask the GC.

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