This forum post aims to facilitate the nomination of the Push Grants Council as per PGIP: 08 - Push Grants Program v3 (PGPv3). This proposal established a standard process for electing the Grants Council, who are supposed to serve for one Push season as the inaugural iteration of PGPv3.
The nomination process described in this post will allow potential candidates of the Grants Council to nominate themselves.
The Grants Council is a group of 3 people who are tasked with running Push Grants Program v3. The council will comprise three individuals, with one seat occupied by a Push team member in an observer role. One position will be designated as the Push Grants Lead Role responsible for coordination, while the two other council members will assume the Evaluator Role, overseeing the grant application evaluation process and ceremonies.
- Design a grants process that is frictionless, and operationally efficient to ensure that grantees have a world-class experience in terms of application process, speed, responsiveness, and communication. The grant process should be adaptable, easy to use, and able to facilitate data migration for efficient project management. This process will be transparently shared on the Push Forum.
- Conduct open ceremonies on existing Push channels where the entire community is welcome to participate and contribute insights on projects and applications.
- Generate marketing content to communicate updates and opportunities to builders. Attracting more builders to utilize the Push Protocol is a key responsibility of the council.
- Encourage and require participation in discussions on the Push Forum as an essential step in the grants process. Document the analysis and discussions related to grant applications using the chosen collaboration tool.
- Establish a transparent mechanism within the Push Forum for raising claims and lodging appeals against council decisions.
- Each member of the Grants Council should transparently share Conflict of Interest disclosure with the community on the Push Governance forum.
The Grants Council is scheduled to operate for one Push season (3 months), initially planned for Q1 2024 (subject to the program’s ability to commence in Q1 2024). One month before the season concludes, the Grants Lead must submit a renewal request to the DAO, detailing the grant budget needed for the upcoming season along with the corresponding operational budget.
Only two positions in the Grants Council will be open for the community Push Grants Lead and Push Grants Evaluator.
Start & End Date
Nominations start with this forum post. The deadline for nominations will be on Monday, 12th February 2024, @ 23:59 UTC.
Who is eligible?
All community members (internal and external) are welcome to come forward to express their interest in becoming a member of the Grants Council.
What do I need to do?
If you are interested in joining the Grants Council, please leave a reply below this post announcing your nomination.
Background (3 or 4 sentences for each question):
What is your involvement with Push Protocol?
What experience do you have that is relevant to the Grants Council?
What do you think a good community-owned Grants program looks like?
What are your goals for this program?
Nominees are expected to attend the weekly governance call following this post, to introduce themselves and explain why they should be part of the Grants Council. Otherwise, the nomination is not valid.
Once all nominations for the Grants Council have been submitted, we will publish a forum post highlighting the confirmed candidates and provide a summary of the nominations submitted by those individuals. Afterwards, the election will go live and a Snapshot vote will be created.
Token holders can then vote via a weighted choice to elect two members of the Grants Council. The nominee with the most votes will automatically get the Push Grants Lead role, and the runner-up will become a Push Grants Evaluator.
If there are any questions on the process or regarding this post, please comment below or contact, @sixtykeys (Forum / Discord / Telegram).