BuilderDAO Community Resident
tl:dr: Community is the core of all Nounish DAOs. This prop is to compensate the BuilderDAO/Nouns Builder Community Resident role (Prof Werder - Builder discord, Twitter and other outreach activities) retroactively and through March 2023.
Budget Request: 16 eth plus 2 BuilderDAO tokens (November: retro payment of 2 BuilderDAO tokens minted via proposal (or from founder wallet) for creation of the discord and BuilderBox spaces; December, January, February March: 16 eth (4 eth per month) retro payment plus March.)
How it started:
How it’s going:
Well…it’s been a lot more than anticipated!
The week that the Nouns Builder launched, I decided to launch my own DAO so that I could understand how it worked and to be able to help others launch DAOs. I created JusttheFlamingo.wtf using Nouns.Build and then also launched a Notion Site where I captured screenshots of what I was doing (see Flamingos.wtf). I launched my DAO November 3 and by November 8, I created the Nouns Builder discord for those building on Nouns.Build. Soon we added BuilderDAO itself into the same discord.
The primary purpose – and one it has continued to serve – is as a spot for builders to get questions answered about Nouns.Build. I’ve been the conduit filtering questions to Zora support and making sure we had clear channels for that purpose. With Zaak from Zora on board just recently and with a more active presence in discord, this has become a bit more streamlined.
What started as a place for DAO founders expanded to become the center of Nouns Builder and BuilderDAO. The same week, I launched Just DAO it! As a Noun Square SoapBox which has evolved to BuilderBox and is currently the only consistent and continuous marketing for NounsBuilder and BuilderDAO.
In December, the DAO launched its first set of Prop House rounds which amped up the activity in the discord tremendously and created more work related to that including adding specific prop house channels and holding spaces for that purposes. During Christmas week, we were one of the few holding SoapBox spaces to ensure that those participating in prop house could share their props.
In January, David Kerr came on board and we started town halls for purposes of discussing some of the legal and organizational aspects. This has included holding weekly town halls in discord, processing recordings and notes, and keeping this organized for those who can not make the meetings and have questions. Again, this has led to an increased flurry of activity.
In February, the 2nd prop house led to some additional reorganizing of discord and ensuring channels were added for all funded projects. Throughout the month I’ve continued to facilitate the town halls and other requests.
Moving forward, I will continue the discord community through March and start to build additional value through workshops and other activities that I will facilitate (or organize and promote), along with other core team members. I originally was planning to submit a prop through May but feel a focus on an overall budget would be better. We’ve been bogged down with some administrative issues but I hope we can move on soon and start to make this a more builder focused environment where the promise of DAOs can help be fulfilled. What I’d like to focus on moving forward is:
⌐◨-◨ Stickier spots for builder tools such as notion, a website, etc
⌐◨-◨ BuilderBox Twitter to focus on promoting DAOs built on Nouns Builder and education around it
⌐◨-◨ Events both online and in person to promote Nouns Builder and help users
⌐◨-◨ Seek speaking opportunities at NFT events and podcasts to share Nouns Builder and BuilderDAO
⌐◨-◨ Work with other core contributors to create a DAO incubator series
⌐◨-◨ Continue and improve the discord as a central hub for Nouns Builder and BuilderDAO including adding auto-mod to answer FAQ’s
⌐◨-◨ Expand BuilderBox as a marketing piece by making it more valuable as an asynchronous piece as well via a podcast and audio clips
As part of this prop, and with the payments from this prop as consideration, I will also formerly agree to maintain the discord and will be working on a way to make that ownership accessible and shared. At this time I am the sole owner and this is a potential failure point so we’ll work to make this more decentralized in a way and I ensure that the institutional memory located there will not be lost.
I encourage everyone to search my name in the discord to get a better feel of what my activity has been, as well as BuilderBox spaces and welcome any and all questions.
November: retro payment of 2 BuilderDAO tokens minted via proposal (or from founder wallet) for creation of the discord and BuilderBox spaces
December, January, February March: 16 eth (4 eth per month) retro payment plus March.
Retro payment total: 16eth plus 2 Builder Tokens: to thenounishprof.eth 0xCEEd9585854F12F81A0103861b83b995A64AD915
Total: 16 eth plus 2 BuilderDAO tokens
For reference–Residencies in the Nouniverse:
For comparison, the Nouns Community Resident (Noun22) has been paid on average $32k/mo. or equal to approx. 20 eth at current eth price. I believe Lil Al’s residence at 7.5 eth/mo is more in line with what market rate is and should be, and I’ve come in close to that with an adjustment due to change in eth. See specific props below for additional information.
Lil dot (lil nounder): 6 eth/month https://lilnouns.wtf/vote/79
Lil Al: Resident (community manager) – 45eth/6 months (appox 7.5eth/mo) https://lilnouns.wtf/vote/76 and https://lilnouns.wtf/vote/15 50eth and 4eth bonus
Fund design, engineering, and community contributors – https://nouns.wtf/vote/17 5.9 eth/mo (BrianJ, Noun22 and ???)
Noun22 core contributor (community resident): https://nouns.wtf/vote/38 62.52414 ETH over 6 months (10.42069 ETH per month)
Noun22 re-up: https://nouns.wtf/vote/111 $32k per month for 6 months
BrianJ: https://nouns.wtf/vote/45 62.52414 ETH over 6 months (10.42069 ETH per month
Verbs: https://nouns.wtf/vote/54 2 engineers @ 10.4269 ETH per person per month (re-up: https://nouns.wtf/vote/106 $37.5k per person (2) per month (6) paid in USDC or ETH and https://nouns.wtf/vote/192
Cdt residency: https://nouns.wtf/vote/61 $175K* paid over 6 months in USDC which equates to roughly 8.5E/month by todays valuation. And https://nouns.wtf/vote/155