[Approved] DAO Creation Initiative from the Aurora Community : NDC Budget Subcategory code HOM-004P-1-1 Ecosystem

Section 1 - DAO/Project Information

  • Organization Name: Aurora Community DAO
  • Establishment Date: [01.08.2023]
  • DAO’s Category: Ecosystem
  • Project’s Category: Community Led

Section 2. Previous Funding

  • NO

Section 3. DAO URLs

Section 4. Applicant Information

Section 5. Team Members

  • @Techdir - Marketing and events lead +social media
  • @Luchok - Mini grants lead
  • @YoNota - Ambassadors team lead (Operation team is in the process)

Section 6. Experience

Dima: 2 year-long work in the Ecosystem. One of the first administrators of NearCrowd, which I still am to this day. I oversee the work of 2500 members and also runs a separate chat room to support members in the ecosystem and in NearCrowd. One of the TC candidates in the past election.

Techdir: 1,5 year-long work in the Ecosystem. Specifically, have been a member of the NEAR & Aurora Hunters regional community team, working towards the development of the community and the ecosystem as a whole. A tester for Ecosystem’s dApps: Hallway testing, testing newcomers, weekly dApps overview, posting dApp reviews on social media platforms.
One of the CoA candidates in the past NDC election. AMAs and Voices in the Ecosystem and for the Ecosystem.

Luchito: 2 years in the NEAR ecosystem and 1 year as a contributor and full member of the NEAR & Aurora Hunters Team. Moderated chats, worked with the community, developed quests and tasks for companies, organized AMA sessions and meetings with Techdir, created news and managed social networks. Improved the current dApps NEAR & Aurora Hunters. OG Role Holder and active member of the NDC Сommunity.

List Web3 projects completed by the team with live links:
Aurora Play - GameFI Hub

Hunters Bet - Hunters Bet is a decentralized platform designed for event forecasting and tournament creation based on predictions. Link to DappRadar

WordleAurora - Wordle game on Aurora chain. Link to DappRadar

Aurora 2048 - 2048 game on Aurora chain. Link to DappRadar
NEAR/Aurora Hallway Testing - Data channel with UI and hallway testings of NEAR/Aurora Ecosystems

NEAR Crowd - is a service that allows people to earn NEAR Tokens. Link to DappRadar

NEAR & Aurora Hunters Community

NEAR Crowd working chat

Section 7. DAO/Project Charter/White or Litepaper and Goals

  • Project Overview: The Aurora Community DAO Charter encapsulates the mission to transition into the Near Digital Collective (NDC) while fostering a new phase of governance that is deeply rooted in decentralization. The vision is to create an ecosystem that is empowered, transparent, and continuously improving. Core programs are aimed at attracting new users, increasing transaction volumes, and ensuring growth and retention within the Aurora Ecosystem. The team is dedicated to these goals and aligns with the NDC’s vision of equitable power distribution and the use of decentralized technologies. The requested budget for the next three months will be detailed in the financial section of the application.
  • Problem to Solve: The Aurora Community DAO is set to tackle the challenges of centralization in governance, barriers to entry for new users, and the need for increased transaction volume and user retention. By addressing these issues, the DAO aims to enhance the overall health and sustainability of the Aurora Ecosystem.
  • DAO/Project Charter: The governance structure of the Aurora Community DAO is designed to distribute power equitably among community members, ensuring transparency and empowerment in decision-making. The processes involve clear guidelines for proposal submissions, voting, and implementation. Member responsibilities include active participation in governance, contribution to projects, and adherence to the DAO’s values and objectives.
  • Achievement of NDC Priorities: The Aurora Community DAO’s activities are in line with the NDC’s KPIs, focusing on expanding the user base, increasing transactions, and fostering a vibrant community. The commitment to decentralization and leveraging decentralized technologies also supports the NDC’s broader goals of creating a more equitable and accessible ecosystem.
  • Roadmap: The roadmap for the Aurora Community DAO includes strategic stages for the implementation of governance initiatives, community growth, and the integration of decentralized technologies. It also outlines the future stages of the DAO’s development and provides an overview of dissolution procedures, ensuring a clear path for progression and contingency planning.
    *Read more in the AC-DAO Charter under the ROADMAP section.

Section 8. Budget

Description Amount Amount Amount
Strategic Advisor (NeuroAdvisor) $0 $0 $0
Ambassadors team lead (1) $3,500 $3,500 $3,500
Ambassadors operation team (2) $1,500 $1,500 $1,500
Marketing and events lead +social media (1) $2,500 $2,500 $2,500
Mini grants lead (1) $2,500 $2,500 $2,500
Aurora Eco Support team (3) $5,000 $5,000 $5,000
Aurora Stars Ambassador’s program $20,000 $20,000 $20,000
Mini-grants $10,000 $10,000 $10,000
Events and marketing $10,000 $10,000 $10,000
TOTAL $55,000 $55,000 $55,000

Each category is designed to support the DAO’s mission and objectives, with funds allocated to ensure the successful implementation of each task and milestone.

Similar Proposals: NO

Commitment Length: The length of commitment to delivering the project is three months, with the possibility of extension based on the DAO’s needs and the success of the initiatives. The team will be working full-time to ensure the goals and milestones outlined in the charter are met within this timeframe.

Team Remuneration: The team will be fully remunerated from this budget, with specific allocations for team members’ roles and responsibilities as outlined in the budget document. The remuneration is designed to compensate for the full-time efforts and contributions of the team towards achieving the DAO’s objectives.

Section 9. Project/DAO Longevity

  • Funding Requirements: continuous funding
  • Sustainability: Strategic Partnerships and Collaborations: Forming partnerships with other projects within the Aurora and NEAR ecosystems can lead to shared initiatives that provide mutual benefits and revenue-sharing opportunities.
    Ambassador and mini grants Program: By leveraging the DAO’s mission to increase user engagement, the organization can set up mini grants initiatives for specific projects, allowing the DAO directly fund and support initiatives they believe in.
    Treasury Management: Effective management of the DAO’s treasury, including prudent investments and savings, can ensure that the organization has a financial buffer to support its operations and initiatives.
  • Possible Roadblocks: Lack of funding (Inability to continue the Ambassador Program, mini-grant program and marketing).

This proposal framework is designed to align with the Aurora Community DAO’s mission to empower and support the Aurora ecosystem through community-driven projects and initiatives, and its vision to establish Aurora and Near as a leading platforms for decentralized applications, prioritizing transparency, user engagement, and innovation, as outlined in the Aurora Community DAO Charter.

Learn more:

*AC-DAO Charter


A super great team. Can’t wait to have the DAO live to support great initiatives on Aurora


Great Proposal to support the Aurora Ambassador Program, and to support AURORA Ecosystem


L2 is going to be crazy through Aurora


I personally like the proposal. It is transparent and clearly reflects the team’s strong vision and commitment to building a vibrant and sustainable ecosystem. This initiative is a great step towards enhancing community engagement and fostering growth in the Aurora Ecosystem.

Kudos to the team for their vision and commitment to making Aurora and Near leading platforms for decentralized applications. Looking forward to seeing the positive impact Aurora Ambassador Program will have and of course participate in it!


Great project idea, love to be part of the aurora stars ambassador


This is the best way to start shining. I like Aurora Ambassador Program very much Go, friends!


Hello, outstanding Aurora team! Thank you very much for the great job during last and this year! Aurora Community is one of the active Communities across all blockchains with cutting-edge tools and approaches (transparency dashboard https://auroradao.club/, Ai councils, bots, etc.).

I will happily nominate your DAO to join Near Digital Collective!


Excellent proposal, in favor of Near and Aurora, my support for the Aurora Community DAO and Aurora Ambassador Program


Big respect to the team for having the vision to make Aurora and Near the top dogs in the decentralized app world.
I’m all in favor of this plan. It’s straight-up clear, showing the team’s got a solid plan and they’re all in for building a tough, lasting ecosystem.

Can’t wait to see the goods the Aurora Ambassador Program’s gonna deliver, and you bet, I’m jumping in on this action!


The way aurora community is doing the work is phenomenal and I highly respect all the community members . Always a aurora community supporter by heart :heart:


:pray:Thanks everyone for the great support.
:office_worker:We have a lot of work to do and with a positive outcome and approve of the DAO, we will definitely support projects that can bring a big impact to the Ecosystem.
:page_with_curl:Your initiative can be very useful, so get your projects out of the cupboards and shelves, blow off the dust, modernize them under the principles and metrics of NDC & CoA and LFG. :rocket:


Happy to see what aurora built and can build.
Lets go!!


Very good. These guys have already done a good job and will certainly continue to do so.

Aurora fans are waiting to have the community active again.


Thank you all for your support :green_heart:

Together with you we are making strong steps towards the approval of our proposal, if it is approved we will immediately implement all our main directions, as a lot of work has been done on them and we are aware of the responsibility that we will have!

Stay with us :raised_hands:


Alot of this is marketing spend and want to see more spent on driving chain abstraction narrative. Their is no clear KPIs, not sure how they are tackling critical issues, and this is very broad. Not sure what Aurora DAO has achieved in the past year and would like to outilne this as their record is being touted. Hard to believe that no funding has been given to these past initiatives.

It looks like an Implacable ambassador program with flowless and explicit structure for not only to support aurora but also to fly to the moon. Especially this ambassador program will take aurora go through the roof after launching, I am really over the moon to see it live


Hello @minorityprogrammers

We understand your concerns regarding the use of the budget and the achievements of Aurora DAO. We would like to emphasize that the marketing program and the mini-grant program are key elements and are dynamic, aimed at developing the ecosystem. These programs not only contribute to attracting new projects that make a significant contribution to the development of applications within the ecosystem but also stimulate contributor activity. In addition, the ambassador program plays an important role, as ambassadors carry out specific on-chain tasks, and their involvement is not limited to just participating in social networks. These are selected individuals, chosen based on strict criteria.

As for the achievements of Aurora DAO last year, it is worth noting that such an organization did not exist last year. However, many participants of today’s DAO were actively involved in regional communities that were formed during that period. These communities have made a significant contribution to the development of the ecosystem, and their achievements over the past year can be seen in detail on the relevant link.


Quick Question…

~What is the Aurora Star Ambassador Program and why so much allocation to it? The Ambassador team and Ambassador Program has taking approx half of the budget

And how is it getting more allocation than a the mini grants program?

~How will people build on Aurora when there is no very little allocation for it…

Still dont understand how Events/Marketing and Ambassador Program are getting more than tge actual grants program that will help being builders build on Aurora…

Thanks for your proposal,

I am confused as to the nature of the Aurora Community DAO. Not because I am unable to read the proposal, but because it seems at odds with the reality that I see from Aurora in the real world: a dead blockchain.

  • How can we reconcile the previous work from the DAO with current state of the blockchain?
  • If Aurora is going down a Business Solutions route, does it make sense to have such a high expense community? (There doesn’t seem to be much to promote or sell)
  • How much funding did you receive from Aurora grants before that got stopped?