Compensation for Community Leaders and Ambassadors
21 Feb, 2023 UPDATE: there appears to be support for increasing the proposed compensation. There’s also been discussion about tying compensation to performance. Therefore, the USDT incentives in this proposal are now increased and SOFT tokens are now added so that further increases in compensation are tied to the success of Soft DAO.
The updates are summarized as follows.
The purpose of this proposal is to establish a system for compensating the Community Leaders and Global Ambassadors who help to represent and promote Soft DAO to the wider community. These individuals play a vital role in building awareness and understanding of Soft DAO’s mission, values, and goals.
By offering compensation for their time and efforts, we hope to attract and retain top talent to represent and promote our community.
*NOTE: the Community Leader and Ambassador positions are community roles; not full-time work positions. Review and discussion of this proposal — especially around compensation — should keep this under consideration. If prudent, the community may also revisit the following details in the future.
This proposal covers the following groups of individuals:
Community Leaders: these are the individuals who are responsible for leading and organizing the various sub-communities within Soft DAO.
Ambassadors: these individuals are responsible for representing Soft DAO to the wider community in their localities, both online and IRL. Ambassadors may be called upon for a number or things, including translation, writing articles or blog posts, or attending Web3 events as an involved DAO member.
To recap, the selection process for community leaders and ambassadors was based on an open application process. The selection committee, consisting of a Soft DAO Core Team, reviewed the applications and selected the most qualified candidates. Individuals were selected based on their level of DAO activity, location, general knowledge of crypto, specialized skills, and other criteria.
The amount of compensation for community leaders and ambassadors is based on the level of expected involvement and the scope of the work.
- Community Leaders: 500 USDT per month
- Ambassadors: 250 USDT per month
Payments will be made on a monthly basis, and will initially be disbursed in the form of USDT from a multi-sig controlled by the Community Leaders and Ambassadors.
Additionally, a one-time payment of 600 USDT and 5,000 SOFT will be made to both Kir_os and Komarick for approximately 6 months of work completed before the Community Leaders program was officially initiated.
NOTE: Any Community Leader or Ambassador found to be incentivizing fake engagements, bots, or mercenary/shallow engagement (i.e., value extractive) may be removed from their position and compensation terminated.
If approved, this proposal will be implemented with the following steps:
- Soft DAO will lock funds into a distributor contract.
- Tokens will continuously vest at the specified rate.
- Community Leaders and Ambassadors can claim their tokens at any time.
- The distributor contract will be owned by an “operations” core team that manages funds (via Safe Multisig).
- The community leaders and ambassadors will be on the multi-sig.
- One-time payments to Kir Os. and KomaRick will be sent directly to their verified addresses.
The compensation system outlined in this proposal will be implemented on a trial basis for a period of six months. At the end of this period, the DAO will have the opportunity to review the results and determine whether to continue, modify, or discontinue the program.
This proposal requires a vote by the members of The Soft DAO to be approved. Voting will be conducted via The Soft DAO’s Tally.xyz page.