Aligning incentives for DAO contributions is a key topic to get right as it cements the continued success of the project with a core goal of achieving truly decentralised governance.
- 1.Bounties Bounty work is self-contained and highly specified, meaning a single contributor can execute on it without much guidance. Since bounties are short and sweet, compensation should also follow standard amounts and come from a pre-approved budget. Examples of bounties include: creating memes, new emojis, infographics, translations, short articles.
- 2.Projects Project work is larger in scope and more objective-oriented than bounties. More often than not, a project requires multiple contributors with different skillsets working together to achieve the objective, including a lead that is directly responsible for the end result. Compensation for delivering on the project is highly variable and usually requires a proposal with formal governance approval of the budget. Tools like Coordinape can be useful for managing payouts. Examples of projects include: frontend app modules, smart contract upgrades, protocol partnerships, focused research & deliverable (eg. ve- model).
- 3.Roles Role work is ongoing and has clear guidelines; it is the most similar to a “regular job”. While the work is ongoing, there should be periodic check-ins to ensure quality is high and the contributor is still the right one for the role. The initial hiring as well as periodic renewals should require governance approval of work and budget. Tools like Sablier can be useful for matching duration compensation. Examples of roles include: community mods, dev ops, policy team.
With the above scopes, we can then loosely organize workstreams among the key areas required to push FloorDAO forward, including Policy, Engineering, and Community.
We want contributors to first and foremost align with the vision of FloorDAO; however it is very important to couple this with meaningful reward and incentive structures. Everyone helping FloorDAO in a significant way should be rewarded for the impact they have on the project’s success. The community is what drives the project and ultimately what brings FloorDAO’s vision to reality.
As a reminder, FloorDAO generates revenue from two primary sources: 1) Bonding assets, and 2) NFT liquidity yield (which when benchmarked should be relatively high). Most of this revenue will be used to back circulating FLOOR, extend rebasing runway, and compound liquidity yield.
A portion of the treasury however will be used to fund budgets. In particular, periodic fixed budgets can be secured for Bounties and Roles, and variable budgets for Projects, both budget types of which would require governance approval. Cadence can start with quarterly budgets and adjusted as needed. And using tools like Coordinape and Sablier, budgets can fund work in an approved and decentralized manner.