Last month we did not request funding. August went under budget for the second month in a row, so we carried our excess funds (> 1k N) through September. With those funds and some incredible artists and developers were paid for their contributions.
Our open-source hypedao/hypedao repo has several enhancements including a send-hype and balance component, caching server, HYPE balance Leaderboard (excludes council), discourse posts page being ironed out.
4 HYPE BATTLES have been conducted!! over 40 people have participated and are DAO members via the HYPE token.
ZON will continue to conduct three Hype Battles and bring in new artists.
We would like to budget for:
prize 25 NEAR for each winner ($570)
graphic design of promotional materials ($225)
twitter and discord battle engagement/ moderation ($225)
Total Hype Battle budget: $ 1020
Twitter Spaces and Tweet Campaigns
These spaces are one of our most effective ways of promoting HypeDAO and onboarding new participants. Efforts by @digithubpedia and @kodandi have been doing a great job so far at teaching people about HypeDAO and DAOs in general.
4 Spaces * $50 = $200 in Spaces funding
We want to start giving out HYPE to people engaging with our twitter. For conducting at least a few simple tweet campaigns to give out HYPE, we’ll budget $150. This is to get practiced giving it out more often. We need to spread $HYPE!
Total Twitter Funding: $350
Artist Collab Project
We want HypeDAO artists to start working more together. This yet-to-be-named collaborative art project will get everyone participating together on artworks destined to be minted on the HypeDAO-owned smart contract with payout-splits.
We would like to budget for up to 2 new articles at $125 per article. These should be on HypeDAO operations, projects or HypeDAO/$HYPE/NFT related research.
Hey @mxjxn this is quite the proposal! I’m seeing a lot of really awesome plans listed out and it’s pretty exciting to see where the HypeDAO crew is headed in such a short time.
I do have a few concerns, mostly based around the funding limitations that have been set from Creatives DAO. As I’m new to the council and this is my first month combing proposals I’m going to defer to @chloe to correct me if I’m wrong here, but to my understanding each Guild can apply for a maximum of $5000 each month in funding from Creatives DAO. That leaves your current application substantially over budget.
That’s correct. 5k USD is the max funding amount per Guild/mo.
While there are a lot of wonderful plans here, I’d assume that either their budgets will have to be adjusted to fit within the guidelines, or some of these projects will have to be left for subsequent months.
Thank you @mxjxn!
We’re looking forward to the adjusted values
It might be worth checking out the marketing vertical as well to apply for funding, for example for the Twitter spaces part. Have a look here:
@tabear@vandal@chloe tagging you all for visibility. We would love to get this approved before the end of the month so we don’t get our monthly budgets mixed up. Certain Items like the collection budget will be rolled over since I was waiting on budget approval to start it, but other items like the dev budget (minus 1 ticket) are waiting to be paid out specifically for October. Thank you!