by 0x511a22cdd2c4ee8357bb02df2578037ffe8a4d8d (ginoct)
Should the following $29,000 grant in the Sponsorship category be approved?
The goal of this request is to fund alongside the Decentraland Foundation an initial version of a Decentraland’s Community Ambassadors Program as outlined in this community sentiment poll with the goal of empowering community members to organize global meetups and raise awareness about Decentraland.
Note: Even though I’m (ginoct.eth) publishing the proposal to push this forward, the end goal is for a Program Manager and the Ambassadors to run the program. There is no budget allocated either for me or for anyone on the Foundation side as part of this Grant.
29,000 USD in DAI
The Decentraland Community Ambassadors Program is an initiative designed to empower passionate and dedicated members of the Decentraland community to play a fundamental role in driving community engagement, fostering real-world connections, and promoting the Decentraland project globally. These ambassadors will be entrusted with organizing and leading IRL meetups, hackathons, talks, and other events, with the official support of the Decentraland Foundation and the Decentraland DAO.
Community Empowerment: The primary aim of the program is to empower community members, giving them a platform and a framework to actively contribute to the growth and development of the Decentraland ecosystem.
Global Outreach: Through diverse and geographically distributed ambassadors, the program seeks to expand the reach of Decentraland, creating a vibrant and inclusive global community.
Real-World Connections: By facilitating in-person events and meetups, the program aims to strengthen real-world connections among community members, fostering collaboration and shared experiences.
Enhanced Communication: Ambassadors will act as effective communicators, disseminating important information, updates, and announcements to their local communities and beyond.
The funding for this project is estimated at USD 60k. It is important to mention that this is a pilot version that could grow in the future based on the outcomes of the program
As a signal of commitment, the Decentraland Foundation will provide 50% of the budget, and the DAO via their Grants program will provide the other 50%.
Set up: Outline program goals, focusing on community empowerment, global outreach, and fostering real-world connections
Ambassador Selection: Establish criteria for selecting 10 diverse community members from different regions as ambassadors. Publish an open call. Held interviews that are going to be recorded and shared with the community. Then, preselected candidates will be moved to a public voting stage
Program Development: Create guidelines, benefits, and responsibilities for ambassadors to ensure a cohesive structure
Onboarding: Introduce selected ambassadors to their roles and provide necessary resources and support
Event Planning: Assist ambassadors in organizing IRL meetups, hackathons, talks, and events with official Decentraland support
Community Engagement: Encourage ambassadors to engage with the Decentraland community and promote events actively
Feedback & Reporting: Gather regular feedback from ambassadors and the community to improve the program’s effectiveness
Launch & Selection: Announce the program, select ambassadors, and hire PM within the first two months
Program Development & Onboarding: Finalize program guidelines and resources and onboard and set up ambassadors for success in the next month
Community Events: Organize IRL meetups and events throughout the program
Final Evaluation: Evaluate program progress and make improvements
Program Expansion: Consider expanding the program, incorporating new ambassadors and global outreach