Hi! I appreciate the thought put into this proposal. It is great to see community members taking an active role and demonstrating initiative.
I would say you should not request donations in name of other people, even the DAO. This could be perceived as scammy, given the nature of crypto payments and the anonymous position you are making this proposal from, even though the multisig address is correct.
On a second note, it makes people think this is a joint effort to carry the proposal when it is not, have you talked this before with the DAO and an agreement was reached there would have been absolutely no problem. Doing this without consultation is at the very least unpolite, and could be perceived as an aggression under some circumstances.
I can see the good will behind this, so no problem and in case the coins need to be refunded they will be refunded to the address they came from. But please stop encouraging people from donating for this purpose, as even if the proposal passes, it is not guaranteed the DAO will fund this as it does not fit the current budget or plans and the DAO had no participation in the creation of this proposal.
If the community shows interest in this, we will happily evaluate the feasibility, but this should not be considered in any way as confirmation that this will be done.
As a reminder to you and community members reading this, here’s a small set of rules of thumb to create and evaluate a community funding proposal.
Anonymity removes accountability. Removing anonymity increases trust into your proposal, as the community understands you are accountable to carry it out. Anonymity might not be a deal breaker under the right circumstances, but usually anonymity can easily turn into a scam, given the lack of accountability.
- A proposal should be self sustaining, meaning it should be covered by the requested funds, or the creators and involved parties should agree on the funding methods they will use, and communicate them properly to the community as well as handling the involved procedures and conditions for refunding or spending the funds.
Evaluate and refine your proposal before creating it in the blockchain. Communicating your ideas to the community to get feedback and refine your proposal might help you improve the metrics, spending structure and even goals of your proposal and make it easier to get funded. Plus it saves you the bad reputation creating a bunch of unsuccessful proposals might give you.
Provide a timeline and spending budget for the funds, this allows people to evaluate the feasibility of the proposal and allows to set expectations on the deliverables.
- As a community member, ask questions. Clarification is important so that the community is able to make an informed decision on whether to fund a proposal. As a proposal owner you should be willing to answer every question from the community in the clearest way possible.
Hope you find this useful.
DAO Technology Manager