Conducted Office Hours, including 14 meetings in June. Book a call with the CreativesDAO using Calendly if you have any inquiries,
Participated in the weekly community calls on Telegram,
Maintained constant activity in the Creatives streams.
Hours contributed in June: 160+
On the 6th of June, we had a call with Wonderverse’s Project Manager regarding AstroDAO’s further development, as Pagoda would like to migrate it to a different team. We acknowledged that the migration hasn’t really started yet, and both teams are working on OKRs and associated timelines. As AstroDAO doesn’t show the treasury properly in other tokens than $NEAR, we advise using Sputnik BOS. Wonderverse is interested in collaborating with Creatives Constellation as the Creatives community can serve as a good reference point for what is needed in practice while managing their digital assets and movements,
As always, in our role, we are entrusted with a variety of responsibilities and tasks that can be quite demanding. It is not feasible to enumerate every single activity, so I have opted to emphasize the most significant ones that I fulfilled in June.
I would like to extend my heartfelt gratitude to all those who supported me during the recent NDC Elections. While I did not secure a spot in the top 7, your unwavering support propelled me to the 14th position with 112 votes, a result that far exceeded my expectations. Congratulations to all the winners!
In the coming days, the CreativesDAO community will have the opportunity to participate in ETH Milan. I am eagerly looking forward to this event as it will mark the first occasion where members of our community come together in person.
As customary, I would like to provide a summary of my contributions to the CreativesDAO during September:
Took responsibility for managing creativesdao.sputnik-dao.near on NEAR Social, including the creation of weekly recaps. Additionally, worked closely with community members to boost their participation in the NDC Elections. Several CFCs were submitted to the DAO via this component:
A lot of hard work - that’s how I can describe the past two months in CDAO.
October began with preparation for the ETH Milan, where together with the team and the community we were highlighting NEAR and CDAO. If you wish to know more, check the official report below:
In October, I also participated in reviewing the funding proposals, based on our old metric and score system. However, October was the last month we were using that model.
For more, feel free to check the collective spreadsheet below and the official proposal to NDC:
In November, I went to the NEARcon in Lisbon. My time there was focused on gaining necessary feedback about the CreativesDAO, its projects, pros & cons, possible ways to improve, and more! I and the team managed to meet with NF and a few NDC representatives. I must say on behalf of the CDAO team that the time spent there was very beneficial to us, and it gave us a new angle on the NEAR community and its eco. Thanks to that, we can now leverage the gathered feedback to improve the DAO.
The NEAR community is in the transition to V1, which will start in December, therefore, November is the only month that represents NDC V0.5, where we had to implement KPIs prepared by the HoM.
Because of the short notice and deadlines due to the transition period, we received 13 proposals, which we evaluated thoughtfully based on the KPIs received from HoM. We have managed to approve 8 for the total amount of $34830, however, after the HoM’s extensive feedback and supportive approach, we have agreed to reduce that amount to $27080.
Besides the above, we have been working on the V1 Application to NDC. With the V1, The CreativesDAO Charter is going to be revised, with its metric system (in line with HoM), covered areas by CDAO, and even our internal structure. The main purpose of this is to be more aligned with the NEAR eco and its community. Check our work below:
Except for the above, I’m fulfilling the current tasks in the CDAO such as:
Managing the bookkeeping spreadsheet for CDAO treasury in order to track our costs, inflows/outflows,
Managed the payout process for Creatives’ grantees, which involved preparing reward agreements and submitting transfer-type proposals to the grantees’ DAO addresses in the DAO, and the KYC process with cooperation with NF,
Actively participated in meetings with NF,
Engaged in internal catch-up calls with the team on a weekly basis,
Maintain an active presence (including weekends and days off) in the Creatives streams (and beyond) and promptly address queries from the community.
Looking forward to the NDC V1 and to the completely new chapter for the CreativesDAO. I hope that the transition will occur in a respectful manner with an objective approach.
P.S. Soon I’ll restore the weekly updates for CreativesDAO via NEAR Social!
A the beginning of the month we kickstarted with an open call, looking for new advisors to strengthen the position of CDAO as a funding node in the NEAR eco. Dive below for more details:
CDAO has opened the December funding round, where $20.410,00 was approved for the community, after careful due diligence and consideration.
December funding proposal was submitted in the V0.5, before the announcement of the V1 interim period. We’re waiting for the official stance of the NDC Trustees regarding December.
CDAO also completed the work on the Charter for the V1. We have revised our scope, mission, and vision. The Charter will stay WIP, as we seek towards constant growth. Also, we will work together with the Advisors to further strengthen the Charter and tailor it better based on the broader community needs.
In December, CDAO paid November’s grants.
Covered the reward agreement, and payment processing to the following:
In the middle of December, we kickstarted our work for the Yearly Report, where we highlighted the total number of proposals received (approved & rejected), reports received, statistics, social scores with on-chain data, fallbacks, and learnings. Learn more below:
As we were working on the CDAO Yearly Report, I noticed a bigger transparency need for the ETH Milan <> CDAO report. Added all payments affiliated with the event, also, the table has been updated accordingly based on the returns.
As one of our key learnings mentioned in the Yearly Report was leveraging web3 tools for community management, we have started the research in that area. So far, we had a call with Calimero, to implement a custom chat for the Creatives using BOS. Using an example of https://portal.calimero.network/. Besides Calimero, we started to test Popula as well, where I deployed creativesdao.community.popula.near. Both have their pros and cons, however, in 2024 we will be able to conclude what tool will be implemented fully by CDAO based on the custom needs.
Except for the above, I manage the bookkeeping spreadsheet for CDAO treasury to track our costs, inflows/outflows, engage in internal catch-up calls with the team weekly, maintain an active presence (including weekends and days off) in the Creatives streams (and beyond) and promptly address queries from the community.