GIP-48: New Community Management

Authors: parallacs, RP

Summary

This is the proposal for an ongoing community management team structure outlining their roles, responsibilities and compensation. Below is a detailed description of how we define the members of the community management team who will have specific roles and success metrics.

Motivation

With the expiration of the authority of current Community Management members on April 20, 2023, whose terms of reference were given to them after approval by Council the successful vote on GIP-37: New Community Management proposal we propose an updated Community Management structure that will help further to achieve the goals outlined in the GIP-06 Proposed Goldfinch Roadmap and any subsequent initiatives by the community.

Specification & Requirements

Key Requirements

Optimal community management structure that is aligned to the protocol needs of high-level community management, governance, answering technical questions related with the protocol and global debt capital markets, reporting, among others.

Specification

Estimated Stats of Community (as of April, 2023)

Discord Members: ~38,5k

Twitter Followers: 50k+

Language Discord Telegram
Russian 7,7k+ ~1,8k
English ~6,5k ~4,5k
Ukrainian ~3,9k 30

Other language channels in discord or telegram have too low participation to count.

New Community Management

We propose the following roles based on the statistics above as well as our interactions with community members. Each role has an owner, a set of duties and responsibilities, and expected hours. Members of the new community management structure are required to engage in asynchronous communication in Discord and meet once a week to discuss topics and action items related to community management. All of the proposed candidates for the roles have proven their dedication and involvement in the project with a proven track record of timely and knowledgeable support. In addition, all of the candidates have shown great interest in becoming part of the DAO, and putting together this third proposal up for voting.

Term of authority: 3 months.

Roles: Community Manager, Community Moderator

Role description

Community Manager

Owners: parallacs, RP

Estimated hours per week: 7 hours for parallacs, 15 hours for RP

Based on the experience with Fazz Credit Memo, additional hours per week may apply if necessary to support a Credit Memo process: 3 hours for parallacs and 5 hours for RP

Responsibilities and Impact:

  1. Supporting and Evangelizing Goldfinch: responding to questions about Goldfinch in Discord Server of ~38,5k within 30 mins during working hours M-F and casual monitoring on the weekends so that every community member is welcomed and gets the help they seek.
  2. Supporting the process of creating a Credit Memos.
  3. Support for quests on Zealy (ex. Crew3) and other similar platforms.
  4. Designing engagement initiatives for Goldfinch:
  • Working closely with other community stakeholders to provide feedback on their suggestions for community engagement and help with execution (eg. Virtual events and AMAs);
  • Creating and describing engagement processes and coordinating their implementation using various tools (e.g. Notion);
  • Keeping track of all Community Management tasks.
  1. Evaluation of the activity Community Managers and Community Moderators according to success metrics for the period. Will share this one week before the expected payment for the work of Community Management.

  2. Encouraging Governance activity by interacting with and providing feedback on governance proposals first in Discord and then on https://gov.goldfinch.finance/. Execution and tracking of governance proposals
    Success metrics: analyzing and commenting on each proposal submitted to the governance discussion in early stages and as it progresses. Timely promotion and communication of each stage of governance proposal (within 1 hour).

  3. Running election cycle for next Community Management cohort.
    Success metrics: one week before the end of the current Community Management cohort authority drafting a new proposal for Community Management and proposing candidates for a vote.

  4. Connecting community members on Discord with each other, and those responsible for specific support or partnership opportunities.
    Success metrics: worked with community members to comment and draft over 10 proposals during the previous authority period.

  5. Proposal tracking: keeping a public tracker that enlists all past proposals and their status.
    Success metrics: updating of public tracker within 30 minutes of receiving information about changes in the status of proposals.

  6. Updating general news and announcements - eg. about governance proposals in the #proposal-announcement channel on Discord or roadmap updates.
    Success metrics: updating within 30 minutes of receiving information about changes in the status of proposals.

  7. Updating Snapshot to reflect when governance proposals go live.

  8. Manage discord server, bots, channels, etc. as necessary.

  9. Community management to meet in weekly 60 - 90 minute syncs to discuss issues / surface community pain points.

  10. Misc. tasks as determined and agreed on by the Community Management. eg identifying community members to participate in research, participating and promoting events.

Community Moderator

Owners: mcegor13, Eloquent

Estimated hours per week each: 7 hours

Responsibilities and Impact:

  1. Follow the Goldfinch server rules on Discord and Telegram channels of Goldfinch according to the moderation rules, rules in Goldfinch Discord server and the rules in the Telegram channels, if such rules are announced in them.
  2. Leave no question unanswered in Discord (within 60 min during working hours M-F), and flagging responsible subject matter experts for the relevant areas through DM in Discord or in the Community Management channels if a Moderator cannot respond to specific questions.
  3. Welcoming individuals in the #introduce-yourself channel in Discord and answering protocol related and other questions in the #support, #discussion and when possible other categories in Discord.
  4. Supporting community members in #proposal-ideas channel on Discord to form a group, author, and push forward proposals.
    Success metrics:
  • Moderation and responding to 150+ messages a month in #general and other channels in discord + in TG;
  • Responding within 60 min during hours of work M-F.
  1. Interacting with / providing feedback on governance proposals on https://gov.goldfinch.finance/.
    Success metrics: analyzing and commenting on each proposal submitted to the governance discussion.

  2. Translating announcements in the Discord servers to respective language channels in the Goldfinch Discord, especially around big launches / community events. Translation of Goldfinch articles / Tweets in local language channels i.e. localized Goldfinch Medium or Twitter. This should only be done if a) the community is large enough; b) the platforms used are popular in the said location.
    Success metrics: within two hours of receiving the information for translation (depending on the complexity of the translation).

  3. Community management to meet in weekly 60 - 90 minute syncs to discuss issues / surfacing community FAQs to the rest of the Community Management.

  4. Misc. tasks as determined and agreed on by the Community Management.

About Community Management Members

Eloquent - I’m an economist involved in research in fields of strategic management and marketing, advised brands on media planning during the last 3 years. I’ve been in Goldfinch since the beginning of Flight Academy, which I’m lucky enough to be a contributor and help a lot of great participants figure out how to work on this project. During my time at Goldfinch, I’ve studied the protocol and needs of our community, so I know where to begin to build a truly international and professional community. Will be glad to continue my work with you!

mcegor13 - This is Egor. I started actively participating in the Goldfinch protocol in September 2021 during the Flight Academy. While participating in the Flight Academy, I was able not only to understand the mechanics of the protocol but also actively helped manage the community as a Contributor. My interests also include research, investment, and active participation in DeFi and Web 3.0 related projects.

parallacs - This is Ian. I have been involved in the Goldfinch project for a long time as Community Manager during and after Flight Academy.I have a master’s degree in economics, and of course the goal of the Goldfinch project is very interesting for me from a professional point of view. I like the vision of the protocol expressed in the Goldfinch Roadmap and I would like to keep on working toward those goals of moving all private debt to the chain. “The whole multi-trillion dollar market of it… Goldfinch will be that protocol” ©

RP2743 - This is Robert. Serving as Community Manager in the very best interests of the community, I have been involved in the GoldFinch Protocol since the Flight Academy. I also have real-life experience and a proven track record in finance and general management. I have always been exposed to other cultures and diversity either through learning new languages or through traveling and working across the globe.

GIP-37 Mandate Statistics

Zealy (ex Crew3) Set-up

Resource: https://zealy.io/c/goldfinch/questboard
Number of users: 309
Number of submitted quests: 8 070
Average number of quests per user: 26

Results:

Increased number of snapshot voting members from 450 members as of the 15th January to 615 members as of the 15th of April (+36%)

Increased number of governance forum users from 680 members as of the 15th of January to 827 members as of the 15th of April (+21%)

73 retweets of the Fazz deal tweet with more than 29k views due to announced launch of Fazz Twitter Contest on Zealy

First DeFi Czechia Meetup
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Date: the 19th January
Resource:First DeFi Czechia Meetup 19.01.23 — Andrew Kysil
Recording: RP from Goldfinch Finance and Alloyx protocols speaks on DeFi Czechia Meetup - YouTube

Fazz Credit Memo Twitter Space
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Date: the 11th of April
Results:
141 listeners
2476 views
Resource:https://twitter.com/goldfinch_fi/status/1645819045998915586?s=46&t=P4P65-lX0Qofc8peL3EaYg

Increased Engagement within the Governance Forum

Increased Engagement within the Snapshot Voting

Average number of votes increased to 100 votes per proposal during the Q1 2023 instead of 50 votes per proposal before 2023
10 proposals reached the quorum on the snapshot voting during the Q1 2023

Resouce: Snapshot

Compensation for New Community Management

The compensation of each Community Management member has one component - USDC. Each member has a basic rate per month.

We propose the following USDC hourly rate - $41,75 for Community Manager and $36,75 for Community Moderator. The number, hours, and wage is decided based on the current community stats as mentioned above. We are also influenced by guidelines from the previous proposal. The proposed wage structure for each role is detailed in the sheet.

For compensating members of new community management, we request budget for 3 months of 19 200 USDC to be transferred from protocol reserves/treasury to community management multisig. We propose the following members in the 4 multisig - taylor, parallacs, RP, Po On.

We propose to make the payment twice, 50% USDC + backpay within the first month and 50% USDC within the 3rd month. And the second payment is only to be done if responsibilities are adequately fulfilled, as determined by the members in the multisig. We also believe that renewal of community management mandate should be made possible, but the community management most likely coming up with another proposal before the end of the 3-months term, justifying the case for renewal and with or without changes as necessary.

Backpay for previous community management members

Backpay is calculated according to the sheet for the period from the 15th February till the 5th April (7 weeks) for supporting the Credit Memo process and from the 15th April till the 15th May for the main responsibilities.

Budget Summary

New community management compensation for 3 months: 19 200 USDC

Backpay: 7 130 USDC

Total to transfer to multisig: 26 330 USDC

Benefits

  • The selected Community Management are self-empowered and sufficient to collaborate in a ‘flat structure’ with community;
  • Community is financially compensated for the work they are putting in the form of USDC;
  • Community Management becomes the voice of the community and surfaces complaints.

Drawbacks and Risks

We see no drawbacks in having an optimal Community Management structure and paying previous community management members for the completed effort.

Voting

“YES” - Approve the New Community Management mandate

“NO” - Don’t approve.

Resources

Announcement of approval of the previous Community Management proposal

GIP-37: New Community Management

GIP-06 Proposed Goldfinch Roadmap

Goldfinch Governance

Goldfinch Discord server rules

Public tracker

Proposal Payment

Backpay

3 Likes

I think the amount of compensation is fair, since you need to have patience to answer stupid questions in the communities))

kind of correct numbers for crypto

Fair amount. My vote “YES”

I fully agree with the members of the Goldfinch community governance. I often meet these people in the discord channel. Eloquent especially responds very quickly to any questions. Therefore, I am confident in them, they are very experienced, I think it is better than them not to be found. I wish our Goldficnh community to become fully active, of course, everything depends on the market. But I think we have a bright future.

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I vote “YES” These people have proven their competence

I think that the number of followers on Discord and Twitter is not a measure of the size of the active part of the community. Just like any other project.
The number of subscribers is formed at the stage of hype and attracting new users. But the active number of users is 2 orders of magnitude less. For example, the number of voters for GIP-47 is 57.

So maybe at this stage managing a community of ~100 people doesn’t need so many moderators and managers…

However, I agree with these candidacies, because these people have shown their skills and commitment to the project since at least the start of Goldfinch Flight Academy.

Unfortunately, I did not have time to vote (I did not see a message on the forum about the start of voting).
In any case, I vote “YES”.

I fully agree with this proposal. My vote is YES.

Council has approved the proposal