Op's Guild S4 Budget Proposal

Operations Guild Season 4 Budget Proposal

Author: Jarlaxle🏴#6714 / joer#1111

Date Posted: 4/19 / 2022


Ops Guild is responsible for the workstreams which make BanklessDAO a safer, more productive, and friendly place. We fix things before they’re broken, and we plan for the future. Without a properly functioning ops team, many of the integrations we’ve learned to rely on become vulnerable to failure. We are safety and security driven, with optimization in mind.

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

Huge shout out to Nym. He did a fantastic job holding things together for S3 and keeping things running smoothly from the unexpected departure of our deeply respected Frog Monkee even though he had a tremendous amount already on his plate IRL. Frog had an incredible amount of responsibility for one person to handle and it has been a challenge filling those shoes and decentralizing the roles and responsibilities. We have expanded our Core group to include other new members that have taken on responsibilities within each individual workstream and I , Jarlaxle🏴#6714, have been voted in as the S4 Coordinator.

BanklessDAO Treasury Ask: 1,133,000K - 70K rollover = 1,063,000 BANK

Season 4 Anticipated Spend (958,000 BANK):


|Line Item Budget Role Holder|

  • Ops Guild Coordinator-----75,000 BANK—|Jarlaxle|
  • Ops Guild Notion Admin----13,000 BANK—|3DHippy|
  • Ops Guild Treasurer—50,000 BANK—|Joer|
  • Guild Coordinape Admin—15,000 BANK—TBD


Line Item-----Budget-----Role Holder

|Notion—162,000 BANK
Notion Administrator Role----65,000 BANK----iSpeakNerd|
Education----38,000 BANK|
Backup Costs-----|9,000 BANK||
Discretional Bounty / Coordinape-----50,000 BANK||
Discord Admin-----45,000 BANK-------|aditi|
Community Calls----50,000 BANK|-------Samanthaj / 0xlucas|
DAO-wide Coordinape Process----50,000 BANK||
Project Manager Role------30,000 BANK--------|Joer|
Survey Analysis----5,000 BANK-----|Joer|
Coordinape Team Liaison ----15,000 BANK------|redvan|
Ops Guild Coordinape administration|-----15,000 BANK----|joer|
DAO Cartography (Sobol)-------|250,000 BANK||
Community Manager---- 100,000 BANK||
Coordinape Round----|100,000 BANK||
Bounties-----|50,000 BANK||
GM.xyz Admin----|40,000 BANK------|Jarlaxle, Mr. V|
|Seasonal Planning----65,000 BANK--------|Jarlaxle / Rowen / 3d Hippi|
|Streaming Community Calls-----|26,000 BANK-----|Soundman|
|Digital Asset Coordinator--------|26,000 BANK|------Trewkat|


|Line Item—Budget|

|Sobol Subscription-----33,000 BANK|
|Note Taking-----8,000 BANK|
|Ops Guild Coordinape-----50,000 BANK|
|S3 Retro / Community Manager / S4 budget Buffer|----175,000 BANK|

Season 3

Scope of Responsibilities

  • Coordinape Round Admin
  • Community Calls
  • Seasonal Planning
  • Notion Admin
  • Discord Admin
  • Community Management
  • Cartography

Season 4 Plans and Goals

We will continue to work behind the scenes 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.

Work streams:

  • Coordinape / Survey Analyser

  • GM.xyz Admin

  • Community Calls

  • Create CC slides

    • Slide order varies depending on if Guilds or Projects
    • Announcement Slide:
      • POAPs
      • Newsletter
      • Grants Committee Funding
      • Proposals + Important Forum Posts
      • Treasury
      • Misc Updates
    • Tag speakers in #call-info
    • Final tag 30-60 minutes before CC starts for unedited slides
  • Notion Administration / Documentation

Keeping all administrative and instructional documentation updated and easily accessible is important to all guilds and projects.

  • Documentation Administration
    • Create general DAO documentation (documents meant for DAO-wide consumption)
    • Ensure general DAO documents are accurate and up-to-date
    • Create how-to technical documentation
  • Notion Administration and Coordination
    • Coordinate with guilds to appoint Notion administrators
    • Review permissions and groups setup with guilds
    • Create best practices for Notion workflow
    • Respond to any security concerns/breaches with Notion workspaces

*** Seasonal Planning**

  • Establish dates and surface processes for proceeding with the next season
  • Temp Check / Community Vote
  • Gather Project and Guild budgets
  • Grants Committee rotation
  • Incorporate seasonal changes + Community Vote outcomes into Seasonal Spec
    • Iterate on seasonal spec as per DAO feedback
  • Upload to snapshot:
  • Seasonal Launch Event with BanklessHQ on Twitter

*** Discord Administration**

  • Bot integrations and management

  • Category & Channel management

  • Permissions management

  • Documentation in Notion of Admin processes for level 2 guidance of decentralized expansion

  • Spam mitigation

  • Moderation and violations of community standards enforcement (Bans)

  • Role management

  • Role selection management

  • FAQ synchronization

  • Announcement posting

  • Cartography

  • Maintain member [DAOrecotory]----(Sobol)

  • Integrate effectively to onboarding practices so new members fill in profiles

  • Maintain SobolBot in the Discord server to map Discord role-tags to Sobol user permissions (and soon guild/project membership).

  • Maintain an up to date DAO Community Map

  • Continuously explore ways our DAOMap can be enhanced to improve:

    • New member onboarding / orientation
    • Work coordination (e.g. open roles directory)
    • Funding accountability
  • Yes, Approve Op’s Guild Budget
  • No, make adjustments.

0 voters

What’s the difference between Coordinape Round (100k) and Ops Guild Coordinape (50k)

Can you expand on the 250k for Sobol Cartography?

100k is for administering DAO wide Coordinape and the 50k is for Ops / workstream Coordinape.

@brianl @Bpetes @chunz Can either of you expand on the ask for Cartography?, please sirs?

This is a continuation of the S3 DAO mapping project introduced here: DAO-Map | Transparency & Accountability

We trimmed the S4 budget compared to S3 because we’re past the initial setup, so this is for ongoing maintenance of the map.


Can you give us some idea of usage of the map by DAO users? It’s on the frontpage of our wiki, so I’m wondering more about interactions than loads of possible.

The one on the front page is outdated also compared to if you just login to sobol. I tried updating it yesterday with some guidance from @raybankless.eth but no go. still out of date

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Since submitting our original request, Cartography has reduced the ask to 200K $BANK, which will be distributed through a season-long Coordinape epoch. Our aim is to promote inclusion and participation from current and prospective Cartography team members, and decentralize remuneration as much as possible. For more detail, we have a priorities and activities document here. Happy to answer any further questions!


The following image gives some perspective on usage over the past 30 days:

I hope this helps! Let us know if you have any additional questions.

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can you check this convo and use the new link please?