This is a template proposal with guidelines on key aspects you might want to include when writing your proposal. When writing a proposal, keep in mind that it should be concise, yet detailed, clear, and convincing.

This will help you gain support for your proposal from the PolkaDAO community. Note that these are just suggestions and are not mandatory.

Process

  1. Write down your proposal using this template. (Feel free to make a copy of it using File -> “Make a copy” in the top bar + allow others to comment on the Google Doc)
  2. Make sure the google doc is open for reading and commenting!
  3. Share your proposal on our community Discord. Look specifically for a channel named #proposals..
  4. Adapt the proposal based on the feedback you receive

Reward Requested

  1. Fund Requested:
  1. For now you should only request DAI (no ETH, nor DOT, etc).
  2. The recommended upper bound for fund requested in $1000 DAI - break down your proposal into several smaller ones should you need more.
  1. Reputation requested: Read more in our FAQ how to assess how much reputation to ask for. For the launch of the PolkaDAO 20% of reputation is live so there is a total pool of 200k reputation overall, an example proposal that is asking for funding may ask for an example of a total of 500-1000 reputation, which would be approximately .25 to .5% of the overall voter power.

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Title

YourProposalNameHere

Link to proposal in Alchemy

Must be added when proposal is submitted

Short Pitch

What is the objective of this proposal?

x

Total

Tokens Requested

Read our FAQ regarding REP request. The mean on average is “50”

DAI:     xx    ((leave comment if needed) will be split between the different people involved)

REP:    xx    (only for proposal author)

(leave comment if needed) Note that the other people involved will submit a follow up proposal to get their REP for their contribution to this proposal.

Author

Name

x

Contact

@x:matrix.org (RIOT)

@x (Telegram)

Link to Alchemy Profile

x

Rationale

Context

more background about your idea and its objective

x

How does this proposal promote the PolkaDAO’s purpose?

(to advance the Polkadot project and ecosystem)

x

Breakdown of Requested Tokens

&

People Involved

x

DAI:     x

REP:    50

x

DAI:     x
REP:    
50

x

DAI:     x
REP:    
50

Deliverables

#

Timeline

(delivery date)

Title

Description

Estimation

0

mm/dd/yyyy

Create Proposal

Create Draft Proposal, get feedback & iterate [name: xH]

Note: this part was done before submitting the proposal

xH

1

mm/dd/yyyy

x

taskdescription [xH]

xH

2

mm/dd/yyyy

taskdescription [xH + xx USD]

xH + xx USD

TOTAL

xH + xx USD

How do we report on project’s progress?

Documentation link, telegram group, discord channel?

  • Discord’s PolkaDAO channel
  • x

How can proposer guarantee results?

Or “how would I like to be held accountable”

x

References & Further Reading

Examples and external references can be of great help to understand and sympathize with a proposal

x

Future iterations

x

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Examples of great proposals

Here are some examples from the Dash community that may inspire you for writing your own:

  • Dash Academy, an example that includes a video pitch
  • Documentary (good example in terms of the sections included, but on the long side)

Proposals for the PolkaDAO can be related to Polkadot in many different ways, E.G. an art project proposal, educational in nature, software development, community engagement efforts. Please keep your proposal relative in nature to Polkadot for chances of the approval to be higher.