This thread is to open discussion about general proposal organization and lifecycle. I believe that some additional structure around the proposal submission and grant distribution process will help to better organize the DAO’s activities.
One way to structure proposals would be similar to a sandbox with multiple seasons or cohorts throughout the year (quarterly?). Potential grantees apply to a specific cohort and selection is made from that current round of proposals. This would not necessarily prohibit a team/app/grantee from applying to multiple cohorts. This provides structure to the DAO along the lines of both proposal submissions (Get your proposals in now to be included in Cohort 3!) and grant funding (the DAO will have fixed dates when monies are distributed). (E.g. if aligned with quarters, we would have four cohorts within in a year with known submission deadlines and distribution dates). At the same time, we could choose to fund 4 projects in one cohort, 10 projects in another or only one. The structure exists but we don’t cap distribution should we receive an influx of great proposals during one cohort.
Another minor adjustment we could make that might help align projects and also help members to focus where they can provide the most value (are most interested) would be to introduce proposal categories. Examples could be: Games, Emerging Markets, DeFi, PoS, Governance, etc. This may be unnecessary at first (while we are still getting things up and running) but I think it will be increasingly important and beneficial as we expand.
Feedback, suggestions and comments encouraged!