Guild: NEAR Protocol Philippines
Funding Scheme: Monthly
Previous Proposal Link: [Approved] PH Guild March 2022 Inititiative - #6 by drewmarpa
Previous Month Report: [Report] NEAR Philippines March 2022
“Rome wasn’t built in a day, but they were laying bricks every hour.”
As is true with all great organizations, NEAR PH won’t be built in a day. However, it stays true to its core mission: onboarding Filipinos onto NEAR one person at a time–or should we say one figurative “brick” at a time?
In view of the above, the team has been reinventing the guild to meet the changing demands. For instance, one recently-added feature is the events and contests. There has been a positive response from the community.
Moving forward, NEAR PH is going to deliver the activities enumerated after this paragraph. The list contains both proven and recently added deliverables. Please be assured that we are always on the lookout for the most effective marketing strategies that make the most sense.
As always we would love to hear feedback. We are looking forward to building NEAR with the NEAR Foundation one brick at a time, as it were.
1x Explainer Video ~ 1,000 USD
Value: Explainer videos are evergreen. They can be regurgitated in perpetuity. This is especially true with the foundational ones, such as the 3-part series (What is Bitcoin; Why choose NEAR Protocol; Why choose NEAR PH). The videos cleared up misconceptions about crypto. They further expounded on why choose NEAR over all other popular networks such as Bitcoin and Ethereum. And eventually the last video in the series prompted the Filipinos to join NEAR PH. These considerations had been deliberated to hit the overall mission to onboard and retain more Filipinos on NEAR.
Impact: While the majority of Filipinos are still not aware of blockchain benefits, some are already awakened to the potential of Web3. Because of NEAR PH’s videos, Filipinos are reassured that there are fellow talents dedicating their focus on educating their fellow citizens using media.
2x Bi-Weekly Workshops/Orientations/Video Sessions ~ 400 USD
Value: The NEAR Foundation can eventually join these bi-weekly events for whatever purposes. It could be some big announcements that require a live presence from a representative with a certain project within the ecosystem. This can come handy, because our weekly meetings have become a tradition already.
Impact: Since we know how our people role, as it were, we have come to realize that a weekly live call has been proven to be effective at accommodating our people. You see, Filipinos are naturally gregarious. We thrive in groups. We are mainly collectivists, not individualists. Since we have launched this initiative from the get go, it has become a tradition among our community members. Even big shots like Hero would still drop by from time to time at these meetings, reminiscing the former times.
2x Live Interviews with Project Founders/Artists ~ 400 USD
Value: While NEAR ecosystem projects have their own channels and platforms on which to broadcast their messages, this live interview extracts information from founders and artists on a slightly different angle. While a message can be articulated in writing or in an image, such as an infographics, a live interview still has its unique flavor.
Impact: When Filipinos see the guests live in an interview, the guests become more “human.” This is not to say that we dehumanize people. But a live interview still has that personal touch. We are wired to engage with another human being more meaningfully when we see the nuances in their facial expressions when they try to articulate themselves on video.
2x Articles ~ 200 USD
Value: I guess there is nothing much to say here when it comes to the value of written content. But just to reiterate, the written word is still by far the most formal medium of communication, bar none. (at least in our opinion) wink wink.
Impact: All of us consume media differently. While videos and multimedia are the medium of choice for this generation (We’re mostly Gen Zedders, by the way), there are still people whose primary medium is the written word.
2x Translations ~ 100 USD
Value: Decentralization warrants inclusion. When people feel included, they may be more inclined to commit their resources, especially talents, to an institution within which people feel welcomed. In view of this, when non-English folks see that NEAR is including their mother tongue, that is good PR for NEAR.
Impact: Many of us in the NEAR ecosystem can attest to this fact: while English is the language of our minds, our mother tongue is the language of our hearts. Our mother tongue strikes a different chord in us. It’s visceral. One of our team members agrees with this. While this member is very proficient in English, this member started to well up in tears after this member started to hear a multimedia translation into this member’s mother tongue. (Notice we did not give any gender qualification here? This is just to keep this member’s identity private, another ethos of crypto: privacy). Nuff said here.
25x Infographics ~ 800 USD
Value: NEAR is benefiting from the talents NEAR PH has. The infographics ninja in our team has been honing his skill over the last year so as to capture the message and translate that into a visually oriented mode. While NEAR is allowing us to hone our skill in this department, NEAR would be able to hire our talents for infographics whenever NEAR needs it.
Impact: Not all information is created equal. Some are best conveyed in written words; others are better off in a diagram. Moreover, infographics can capture the essence of a concept. They can also provide alternative perspectives with which to appreciate a notion or a seemingly-esoteric concept.
Social Media Management ~ 1,000 USD
This will include
- Facebook Page/Group management
- Sharing/Posting Content and activities
- Answering page inquiries
- Twitter page management
- Posting announcements
- Answering inquiries on all of our social media handles
- 2 Telegram Group Chat managements
Community Management ~ 1,000 USD
This will include:
- Inviting potential community members
- Community Moderation & Engagement
- Community Awards
- Giveaways in NEAR
- Tips for Telegram Tipbot
- Managing Community Events
Value: Well I guess crypto O.G.s can’t deny the fact that a good project needs some moderators to cater for the needs of the community.
Monthly Events ~ 600 USD
• One big event ~ 400 USD
• One smaller event ~ 200 USD
Value: While content serves its purpose for engagement, running events is a different animal altogether. It fosters engagement that cannot be done with any other initiatives.
Impact: As we have mentioned, Filipinos are gregarious people. They thrive in camaraderie and in groups. Even the most isolated village in the Philippines would hold their yearly festival of some sort. In view of the above, running events engages more Filipinos in meaningful and impactful ways.
NEAR Wallet: near-philippines.sputnik-dao.near
Total Payout Request: 5,500 USD in NEAR
The following breakdown has been carefully considered by the team for commensurate distribution of funds. A common fund has also been made for overhead and unexpected expenses.
More power to Blockchain solutions via NEAR Protocol!