Hey Yo Genesis!
Would love to get more feedback from members on this DAOfest funding proposal, lots of discussions in the comment section.
Beyond the excession from the Ecosystem budget as outlined by @shivgupt there are other issues I talk about
I love what the FestDAO community are doing and this first truly ‘tabgible’ value proposition of a DAO, doubt any company in the crypto space can organize 8 worldwide meetups in 1 month (!!!).
That being said I feel like there is lack of accountability, debriefing, and delibirate learning from these events. This is why I voted no.
In my opinion when Genesis gives out funds for DAO experiments it’s expected to get something in return. This can be in the form of members, valuable lessons, critical feedback, and many other things.
There needs to be goals and KPIs, learning and lessons between iterations, and evaluations and improvements at the end of each such cycle.
I think this is a part of a bigger issue related to accountability, goal setting, and interaction with decentralized organizations which do not have what you’d call a bad cop. traditionally, at least in my previous jobs, this was the CFO.
In the case here, since there was no KPI (at all?) related to Genesis, There was no benefit to Genesis. Specifically here I believe this could be executed if articulated. for example 5% of DAOfest Attendees attend Genesis DAO calls.
I would like to see an extended section about what did we learn from the first two funding rounds? What did we learn from general event making? what can be done better? Where did we go wrong? what do we need to improve?
I see that Daniel started a learning thread for DAOfest (DAOfest reporting thread), I think this should be filled with each event and summarized before applying for a second round of funding.
My goal with this is first to help with managing and goal setting for the FestDAO, and second, to brainstorm and figure out practices and reporting methods for DAO experimention.
If you experiment without knowing what you are testing, the experiment is always successful.
And to quote my homie Eric Ries: “if you cannot fail, you cannot learn.”