NEAR Community Squad is excited to share this forum post, which aggregates monthly guild reports and hopefully facilitates coordination by increasing awareness of various opportunities to connect and collaborate. We’re also intending to help guilds keep each other accountable with regard to usage of the NEAR Community Fund.
The NEAR Guilds Program has undergone another update in its processes. This time we’ve re-examined the program’s rewards and incentive model.
[This new approach to program funding has already taken effect, and will be the focus of August 2021.]
Guilds are encouraged to drive membership engagement through a variety of ways. Two of the most prominent means of engagement are bounties and the development of new projects on NEAR. The
Guilds Management Crew has been working to develop and maintain…
@mecsbecs and the Guilds Management Crew, we have this analytics dashboard representing data from 32 guilds of the NEAR ecosystem:
The above dashboard is made from the Q2 survey results (conducted in Q3):
Over the last couple of weeks, one of the projects that we’ve been working on is the Guilds Survey. I’m really excited to be able to share this, on behalf of the Guilds Crew. All of us from the crew have been speaking with all the different guilds and working closely with you all.
The survey is to get a sense of where we’re at right now and what can we do better (we can always do better ). But, the goal was also to see what should we be prioritising.
Going forward, we are coordinating with the
NEAR Data Center Guild to better inform ecosystem participants. We will conduct a Q3 survey in the beginning of Q4, and we’re gathering feedback to improve that process and maximize positive impact.
Here is more information about relevant projects:
DATA ABOUT GUILDS IS COMING! You’ve seen hints of it around the Forum, you’ve felt it in your bones, you’ve been wondering the who, what, where, why, and hows of it all and here, the Guilds Management Crew is happy to give you a full update on the more robust data and analytics about the Guilds of the NEAR Ecosystem you can expect very soon.
First, there was the Guilds Survey from July 2021:
Next, we have...
the Guilds Dashboard
- under construction
The Guilds Dashboard …
Background + Context:
The current dashboard at
explorer.near.org/stats is a great start but we need to create the next level of analytics so people around the ecosystem can quickly get a sense of which projects are contributing most and how close we are to key milestones.
This allows both a high level sense of momentum and gives various organizations clear targets to either support (if projects are falling) or drive further (if projects are rising).
To start, I mocked up a momentum dashboard which focuses on the me…
A Guilds Dashboard is coming!
Thanks to the data analyst who was instrumental in the creation of the data insights present in the below Guilds Q2 survey…
…we will now have a Guilds Dashboard to be able to track Guild growth by number of Guilds created and Guild membership numbers.
This work included:
taking the Google Data Studio certification course;
analyzing the data and interpreting the (general) instructions provided to build a series of live charts and graphs to anticipate any quest…
To get your Community Calendar and your Guilds Dashboard [yes, those same data initiatves referenced here:
[UPDATE] Guilds Data & Information Access Projects] there must be data…entry.
In order to populate the Guilds Dashboard with ACTUAL data about how many Guilds are in the ecosystem, how many members they have (based on their communication channels*), their categorization type, their current activity status - and soon to come, their age / when they were founded - a human was needed to tr…
Guild Report Summary
These aggregated reports will begin a monthly process of community governance involving review, discussion, and strategy. Please don’t hesitate to suggest ways it can be improved! If you don’t see your guild here, you can reply with a link to your August report, wherever it lives.
Here is an exemplary guide for writing monthly reports, including a template:
Tell us how it all went!
Between when a Guild or DAO submits their payout proposal for a month’s worth of projects and activities to the Creatives SputnikDAO and when the next monthly proposal is posted on the Forum, we want to know how those initial projects went or are progressing.
We therefore request that between one payout from the Creatives DAO to the next, there is a brief reporting on the success of the project(s) ongoing or accomplished successfully in a r…
A small update from NEARWEEK’s side, an envisioning of the coming months.
We are ambitious and working towards achieving our objectives for Q3 & Q4 from the
NEARWEEK news guild announcement. In order to speed up the process we need more people. We are looking at onboarding up to 5 NEARWEEK Agents (job description tba) to the team who will be helping out in the daily operations of NEARWEEK and focus on the future of the guild. Are you interested in joining or helping out you can book …
It’s a glad for NEAR Hispano Guild sharing the work and advances we had during the last month. Here is a recap of what we did:
Capture of the first NCD in spanish language
Organization of NCD Bootcamp, first of its kind in Spanish language and with 40 participants coming in the first session. Records will be available in YouTube: NCD NEAR Hispano L1.30.08.2021 en español - YouTube
Teaching the first NCD bootcamp in Spanish with developers around Latin America coordinated from NE…
NEAR Legal Guild
Relevant Legal Guild actions, as Aug. the 30th -2021:
Addition of two new specialized lawyers to the team, formed by 6 active members.
Currently assisting 11 projects inside of the ecosystem.
Creation of use-case scenarios and playbooks, based on their relevant experiences and legal needs for further sharing with the community.
Publishing a bi-weekly legal analysis based on the hottest topics identified after talks with different projects in our
Finished an article …
Flying Rhino Guild
Another month has passed and our Guild is busier than ever!
Our second month as an official Guild has seen us with a variety of new clients, projects, and levels of social media involvement and expertise. We have continued our full time social media management for our long term clients, Legal Guild, as well as got to experiment with how our services were utilized for tier 1 and tier 2 partners
Current clients + tier levels:
Legal Guild- Tier 1- Full time social m…
NEAR Intelligence Agency
Enter September! Hello NEAR fam, we’re back with the NIA Progress Report for August. It’s been an absolute honor working with several participants in the NEAR Ecosystem as we finally accelerated things into second gear. We are grateful to everyone in the NEAR Community for their support and the NEAR Core Team for their guidance. Here is a quick summary of what we have been up to and where we plan on going:
After onboarding the iconic Ikhimaz
www.instagram.com/ikhimaz onto the NEA…
Sankore 2.0 August Guild Report
Guild Name: Sankore 2.0
Our progress so far and insights we’ve learned.
Our first press release on one of the widest reach crypto news platforms in Africa: BitcoinKe
Our first NEAR-based Dapp use case with #inc4-guild INC4: Principle Payment, covering DeFi for the modelling industry (see below in projects)
Five new members joined our Telegram Chat
50 new people followed us on Twitter
Six new people applied to work 10-20hou…
Merchants of NEAR
-Merchants Guild saw a modest growth from 107 members to start August to 122 members to begin September
-Weekly and monthly contest submissions have over doubled from last month, from average of 10 submissions to 22 this month
-We are posting on content 4-5 times a week now (2-3 weekly merchants analysis/updates, 1 community highlights, 1 fundamental analysis)
-Worked with META pool team to promote launch and host pre-party launch Q&A
Merchants medium account …
I will try to continue the tradition of the previous community manager.
But my concept is fundamentally different, I think that the redundancy of voicing thoughts and ideas maybe not always the right option.
Most of the information will be in Russian language.
My aspect at the moment, is that the RU community should get all the information about what is going on in the NEAR ecosystem.
This is the key to growth: news, partnerships, descriptions of new projects, people need to see how NEAR blo…
Hello all, we made this contest from RU-Community Guild.
The community helped us with the choice of finalists for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places.
I also personally contacted the contestants, received their artworks and posted it on our blog.
And winners our contest:
:1st_place_medal:iibautistaR (55.2%) 300N
:2nd_place_medal:ChauGia10157574 (43.6%) 200N
:3rd_place_medal:kelsenbautista (1.2%) 100N
August went by extremely fast as we explored a few new initiatives and spent a fair bit of time on a couple of big ticket items such as Metapool Launch and Ref Finance launch of Farming.
Below is a summary of all the initiatives, growth, lessons, and key areas of focus going into September.
We use our Social Media channels as funnels for growth - to reach new members, engage existing ones, and actively explore collaborations with other players in the ecosystem.
Wild User Interviews Podcast Launched!
We are thrilled to announce that after a few weeks of prep world the Wild User Interviews (WUI) Podcast has finally launched! (
Original gov forum post)
WUI Podcast is a show about People, Product and Crypto aiming to provide ‘insightful entertainment’ through open-ended conversations that explore the human side of the creative problem solvers @ NEAR. An easy to digest, enjoyable content to reach the masses.
First two episodes are live now:
Ep. 001 - Ollie Chapman, Product Man…
Creatives DAO – Minting Music
Grant: Minting Music Industry Influencer Event
Compiled by Quinton Armitage, 2021-09-02
2000 N, to Charmed.Near (Ryan/Charmed Personal) from Creatives.sputnikdao.near
(Creatives DAO, contact Chloethedev.near)
Transaction took place 2021-06-04, when 1 N = 3.19 USD,
Sent to Treasury
1983 N to mintingmusictreasury.near (Minting Music tre…
NEAR NFT Club
Here is the Monthly report for August month categorized into 6 sections
Design and Development
Social Media Activities
Next Month Roadmap
1. DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT
Twitter: Cover Page Design
Twitter: 32 Infographics Posts Created
Instagram: 8 Reels | 14 Posts
Minted 1 NFT for Charity DAO. Not Auctioned yet.
Explored two good use-cases based on the split royalty function of mintbase
(1.) Charity for NFT Link
NFT Weekly News:
To support the goal of uniting everyone in the NFT ecosystem. We are starting the “NEAR NFT WEEKLY” news from our channels.
We are going to publish this weekly news on our social media handles every Monday starting from tomorrow [13/09/2021] onwards.
For this week we are covering the activities of the following NFT marketplaces and communities [DAO’s/Guilds]
MARMA J Foundation
In the upcoming weeks, we will be adding more NFT communities to …
Project Name: IncubadoraPT
Project Status: [ in progress ]
Project Accounting: current account balance 540,71 NEAR
Updated Project Timeline:
We are on the brink of doing our first VR +New Media Artistic Residence called Poliedro, which will occupy the next 2 months; in the last trimester we’ll have the first Writers Residency, more on that later. Both of these 2 projects will happen twice a year.
We expect to launch our Artist Stipends in September, the ope…
NEAR Degen Army
Established in late May of 2021, the “NEAR Degen Army” (henceforth, Degens) started as a community-led, grassroots marketing program to boost NEAR’s visibility on social media and support core marketing initiatives.
Our mission statement is simple: externally, boost NEAR’s visibility on social media; internally, support the growth of the NEAR community.
The Degens employ a meritocratic and dynamic membership policy. This means that at the end of every month, those who were…
The #OctopusGuild had a Metaverse Party within @cryptovoxels with speakers from Octopus Network, DeBio Network, Myriad Social, Discovol, Scifanchain, Paras.id, and Sankore
Day: August 17th, 2021
Time: 1PM UTC / 8PM WIB
Snippets of the event here → https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2KmNZMr9EI
Zoom recording of the event here → https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxrJKxxr7ik
Octopus IDO supporting activities
The Octopus Guild supported…
We jump in with the new opportunity for collaboration. The Octopus guild heaving Metavers Party soon and want invite more people to attend.
Check the Metaverse page
https://www.octopusguild.com/metaverseevent and twit/repost about it.
What’s on the Party menu? Showtime, presentations with NEAR and Octopus speackers, network, hang out, and a lot of fun
We give 2 Nears for every twit/repost, maximum 10 Nears for 1 account.
The Party is on the 17th of August
Don’t hesistate to …
Project Name: CUDO DAO
Project Status: [ in progress ]
Project Accounting: current account balance 100.10 NEAR*
Updated Project Timeline:
Postal - Urban Photographic Project
After the open call, we received photos from 3 photographers from different cities (Curitiba - BR, Belo Horizonte - BR, Lisbon - PT). Some photos are already available at our
Mint base and will start being posted on our Instagram page one per day.
At the end of September, we will invite th…
MUKACHEVO CITY NODE
NEAR “the new WORLD”
In the world of blockchain everyone from us came in his own special way. For our team it is like Alice’s journey to Wonderland. We just jumped for white rabbit and grabbed luck by the tail.
From the first days in NEAR I understand how huge is potential and how many opportunities Near is opening for us. It took a little bit more than four month that I met NEAR but we are now absolutely different people and are watching this world with a di…
Mukachevo City Node
VR DAO August Report
Project Name: VR DAO
Project Status: [ in progress ]
Project Accounting: current account balance 979.90 NEAR*
Several payouts pending, for example the ones for he creation of social media channels and the various bounties, which have just been published (good response from the community, but not enough time to obtain serious replies).
Updated Project Timeline:
After the May hackathon the VR DAO took awhile to find its footing. Last month 3 …
Project Name: Createbase Guild
Project Status: In Progress
Project Accounting: Current DAO balance (31.08.2021) - 1441.67 NEAR
Updated Project Timeline:
In the last two months Createbase has continued to deliver on its mission: onboarding creators to NEAR and Mintbase, researching new use cases, technologies, tools and services, organizing events in VR and IRL highlighting NFTs, promoting online community calls as a platform f…
Berryclub Chinese Guild
Berryclub China Community Official Account: ChainAssets, with more than 2,194 fans（:arrow_up:132）. There are 900 people in the WeChat group. ChainAssets has 520 fans on Weibo, and the ChainAsset official account has published 70 NEAR-related articles. The amount of reading per day is around 800. Weibo Chainassets released a total of 123 Weibo posts.
In this cycle month, in addition to the daily official WeChat grou…
This month, the reddit Ops Team continued with our strategy as outlined in our last forum post
here. The goals of the reddit operation have always been to “increase engagement with the NEAR community.” Our more specific goals include:
Increase trust and investment in the NEAR token
Educate NEAR stakeholders (developers, token holders, crypto enthusiasts, creators, etc.)
Provide updates on community events, product developments, and price movements
Create content that drives engagem…
August 2021 Report:
Despite the trials within the PH team, contents have still been delivered. The links are below.
We have launched our Discord channel, more than 50 members are already in the server
An oversupply of video contents exceeded the original figure.
More than 60 NFT Filipino artists are whitelisted on Paras already.
Opened up our first NEAR PH mintbase store and on boarded our first 20 NFT artists
Blogs: 94 total (88 prev month) …
NEAR China Guild
This is Murphy，I was recruited by Amos and Angela as a guild intern.
Here is my August report.
Reached the blockchain communities of 6 top Chinese universities for NEAR MetaBUIDL and NEAR Certified Developer Program , and reached cooperation with Blockchain Technology Communities of Univercities (BTCU).
NEAR MetaBUIDL Chinese Poster*3
NEAR MetaBUIDL Hangzhou opening ceremony offline event support. Prepared T-shirts, hats and posters on site.
Guild Name: WeNear
Monthly Highlights: As a Guild member and NEAR token holder. We are actively promoting our project and ecosystem in our groups and friends. The following is what we did in August:
1: Wrote two articles about ARterra Labs and META POOL.
2:Building buidl.online website.
For ARterra Labs and META POOL, the article is here:
【ARterra Labs】 链接：
【Meta Pool】链接： https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/GVcXjHndk-aVJN2…
I’m planning to execute 2 events this month
One event with the employees of Wipro tech(Bhubaneswar) where I will teach them about NEAR and I will invite them to use NEAR and at the end of the event I will help them to create their NEAR id. I’m Expecting 30+ attendees for this event.
The second event will be with a local college students where I’m planning to teach them the use case of NEAR and I also teach them to create their NEAR id. I’m expecting 50+ attendees at the event.
Post will still be edited in the next week to give final updates once all the positions are completed
Project Name: muti DAO August
Project Status: [In Progress]
muti.rec : first recording session funded through muti, visuals are currently being developed and the recording is currently being mastered. 130N from 260N paid out until now
Cabeça na Lua : 2 physical events planned for the 18th & 25th of September. Organization &…
for the next 30 days muti has some nice things in the pipeline. We are also planning on adding a third council member and are currently actively working on the upcoming physical events in September.
July Report is
Target Address: muti.sputnikdao.near
Project Accounting : 498.86 NEAR (ongoing muti.on project 150N & partial payment for hackathon judge 200N to be payed out still)
muti.bakes: Creating more fortune cookie NFTs /200N
This report will still be edited & missing parts will be updated within the next days.
here is the monthly report for August.
change of council:
@Mette has joined and @JulianaM & myself will leave the council. You can find the according post here.
changed value from 7N to 5N/h for September given the current price of NEAR.
Project Accounting: TBA
4 weekly onboarding sessions, report in here./224N
Planting Air 2.0/DAO …
@tabear @StevenR @JulianaM
Guild: Arroz Criativo
Target Address: arrozcriativo.sputnikdao.near
Current Balance (NEAR): 225.96N
Funding Period: August 2021
Requested amount: 2000N
July was a successful month with plenty of onboarding & pizzas which have been paid in NEAR.
You can find the last report here.
In the month of August Arroz Estúdios will host the Hacknode in Lisbon and will fund the following projects: (missing links will still be included)
Hey NEAR team, hope you’re all doing well
So because of our growth of activity within the NEAR ecosystem, @mecsbecs suggested I make a summary of our different projects to make sure it’s all clear for all those in the ecosystem.
I’ve used a template from the creatives DAO for each project summary in the hope it can be as clear as possible for you all, let me know if you have any questions
Overall I agree with all the projects going on It’s very important to give r…
Chapter One (C1)
C1 wants to build on its momentum this August. After a successful and busy first month, the idea is to onboard new artists and mint on their behalf in the C1 store.
The idea is to build the DAO funds, and continue onboarding contributors, mint their work, and sell via the C1 mintbase store to try to build for the studio set ups. Currently the Mintbase store has 10 pieces minted with more on the way.
We have a number of different ways we are going to expand C1s reach this month.
We are goi…
Cultural Event Report:
Attached below is a link to the C1 cultural event report. The progress and hindrances. The contents of the link will be updated regularly until the piece is minted as an NFT.
CULTURE EVENT REPORT
Wanted to update community on our plans:
Human Guild’s focus: creator economy & gaming
Human Guild, we focus on increasing amount of humans who are paid in NEAR weekly across of all of applications in NEAR ecosystem. We believe this is how you build real economy.
In practice, we help founders to launch their NFT marketplaces & games, and grow product usage after launches (in a way, usage is what’s important, and usage leads to additional earners over time)
We’ve been working with ~30 proje…
List of Projects:
NEAR x Music (NxM)
We made it! Yes, it was a wild and challenging August but we’ve pulled through and have pretty much delivered much of what we set out to do for the
month of August.
The Socials Team of @bonepolice @steven @Paul @Dedeukwu have reshuffled roles and the crew have been doing a valiant job managing the Twitter, Instagram, Facebook & Discord. The Linktree is where you can find latest updates!
I’ve set up a Telegram Broadcast Channel and our membership on our Community Channel is now up to …
Open Web Sandbox
Zen Bikers Guild
NEAR Data Center
Marma J Foundation
Near York City
Swine Guild RU
Blockchain Club of Uganda
NEAR Stars Guild
Create Your Own Guild Introduction Post
Moving forward, we hope to discuss ways to improve guild reporting and further develop solutions for adaptive accountability through a community dashboard on
That means power to the people of NEAR! You can help our network of guilds decide what is valuable and important for sustainable growth and overall ecosystem development.
Navigating our ecosystem can be difficult… That’s why we are focused on creating a
wiki and the map. We might also utilize project boards and other features of this community repo for transparent coordination of developers and projects.
Generally, DAOs are confusing, yet guilds often rely on them for accountability. Our ecosystem already supports a diverse population of contributors, and we believe all of you deserve to earn from value shared with NEAR. How I see it, the purpose of NEAR is to help anyone fulfill their purpose, as we imagine a better world in which everyone has control of their data, money, and the power of governance.
If you have ideas or questions, please reply and connect with our Guilds Management Crew!