I’ve been thinking a lot about how we can coordinate effectively between proposals and the work needed from guilds to accomplish them, especially when treasury funding is involved.
Particularly, when creating large proposals, we cannot and should not assume the roles and budget required to meet the needs of the project without consulting those doing the work.
(this precludes small, in-guild proposals)
Let’s just use an example:
A marketing campaign proposal includes the need to build a landing page.
A basic assumption on who might be involved in landing page creation yields us the following guilds:
It would be premature at this stage to presume:
- The roles required from those guilds to perform work
- The budget for each of these guilds to do the work
So, it is this initial proposal that we should consider calling an RFC instead.
RFC > Guilds > Proposal
RFC (request for comment) is a common methodology for getting feedback on initiatives. (see also RFP - request for proposal).
An RFC framework for us would start with the intent of the work that should be delivered and then asks guilds to comment on the roles & budget that would make sense for that work.
“We want to building a landing page, what do you guilds think it would take?”
Once the guilds review and coordinate (TBD), they would each return some formal comment on the RFC document.
Once all guilds have commented, we have our first iteration of a Proposal.
Now, our Proposal would look a little more fleshed out:
- 1 copywriter
- 2500 BANK
- 1 web designer
- 1 graphic designer
- 5000 BANK
- 1 frontend dev
- 1 web3 dev
- 5000 BANK
- 1 french translator
- 1 russian translator
- 5000 BANK
It might be at this time that scope is adjusted or guilds challenged on their demands / roles. A negotiation and editing phase where the Proposal goes through multiple named Versions (official V1, V2, etc).
(At some point, a “Landing Page” proposal might be specifically streamlined and have a fast track if we’ve been through it enough times)
Through Soft Consensus (including signoff from each guild) it would be put to Snapshot vote (or otherwise) and be funded.
Once funded, the roles are published to Bounty Boards or otherwise filled through Guild tactics.
Ultimately, I believe this promotes transparency, coordination, and fairness.