Operations Department Season 6 Proposal
Date Posted: October 13, 2022
Main responsibilities include: bots, cartography, comms, tooling, member compensation, membership perks, community management, documenting efficiencies between Guilds and DAOs, seasonal planning, surveying and analyzing behaviors and sentiments within the DAO
Highlights of S5 include continuously defining and improving Ops Guild processes on an continuous basis, creating and implementing new roles and workstreams as they are needed (i.e. Tally/VaultWarden), and providing value to the DAO via ongoing support.
A number of new workstreams were defined in Season 5, including an Apprentice Program and bDAO Branding Coordination. The Season Transition Workstream was also significantly expanded and developed to reflect actual time and work investment, as well as to include funding for Marketing Guild contributor efforts as a fee-for-service model where Ops hires Marketing Guild for season transitions.
Operations Guild has and will continue to be a pillar of strength for the community providing public goods for the health and well-being of the DAO. We study what has worked, what hasn’t, and make changes accordingly through the B-dip standard. We are constantly improving and defining our scope of work as well as making our current processes and frameworks as efficient as possible.
Season 6 Anticipated Spend 1,919,985 BANK + 200,000 BANK buffer
BanklessDAO Treasury Ask: 2,119,985 BANK - 250,000 rollover = 1,869,985 BANK
Season 5 Budget Summary
S5 total budget was 1,250,000 BANK
Extra BANK identified in the multisig from previous seasons: 170,000 BANK
S5 total allocated as of 14 Oct 2022 was 1,153,928 BANK
S5 Anticipated Rollover = 266,075 BANK
Season 6 Plans and Goals
In Season 6 we plan to fully implement the planned Apprentice Program, providing clear opportunities for newcomers to learn and get involved, and provide redundancy in the event existing role holders need to step down.
Perhaps most significantly, as part of this proposal Ops proposes to absorb the MadHatter project as its purpose is to provide support solely to bDAO. This may set a precedent for bDAO and warrants careful consideration. The intent would be that MadHatter continue to be considered a Project, though Ops would assume its reporting and accountability responsibilities (e.g. KPIs). These KPIs or adapted accountability requirements could be shared as part of Ops’ seasonal funding requests.
In Season 6, Ops intends to partner with Otterspace and collab.land to explore opportunities for establishing automated protocols for permissions and access to things like compensation and election participation. This pertains to one of the poll items in the Season 6 Community Vote regarding Verifiable Credentials. More details to come as Season 6 unfolds…
Beyond the above detailed endeavors, we will continue to work to keep the DAO running as efficiently as possible and improve upon current processes.
- Continuing to map the DAO’s activities via Sobol
- Continuing to fund Notion Administration
- Operating regular Coordinape Rounds
- Scope and integrate Community Manager Role
- Improve and iterate on Seasonal Planning
- Scope out Revenue Generating Projects for the DAO.
- Heavy focus on B-DAO Public Goods for the betterment of all
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- I have no concerns and consent to the Ops budget as-is
- I feel the budget needs revision and will provide details in the comments below