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WGMI Guidebook

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0xJustice, Adelaide Giese, Cameron O'Donnell, GenuineJack, Matt Wright, Oops, Oxidkcrypto, Reese

Welcome to the WGMI DAO Handbook

WGMI is on a mission to bring more community professionals to Web3.

We have put together this handbook for our Community Members and DAO Contributors as a go-to resources for all things WGMI, to help you understand:

The History of WGMI Understand what we stand for, why we're here, what we do, and where we're going. We have big plans, and we want everyone along for the ride.

Our Membership & Roles Structure We'll make it super easy for you to understand how all this works so you can start contributing to the DAO to improve Community management in the Web3 ecosystem.

Our Governance Process Showcase how you can propose, vote, and execute improvements and funding requests with the Community and DAO.

Our Guilds & Working Groups Learn how WGMI is structured into different factions and ranks and how you can make your journey from Apprentice to Council.

How To Get Involved With The Work The handbook contains all the guidelines, tools, and resources to help you execute a successful GMI Sprint.

How Our Internal Operations Work How we collaborate and coordinate is crucial for WGMI's success. Inside you'll find the tools and processes we use to keep organized.

Excited to learn more? Let's dive in...

Part 1: About WGMI

This section will dive into our history, what we stand for, why we're here, and where we're headed.

In each section, you'll learn a little more about us, and if you like what you see, head to our Membership & Acess Section to learn more about getting involved.

What is WGMI?

"Why hire a Community Manager when you can hire a Community of Community Managers?" - Oops, Core Contributor

WGMI is a Web3 Community Development, Strategy, and Coordination service provider.

Currently, WGMI DAO is providing Community development and management services for Ethereum-compatible Web3 projects or DAOs.

As we grow and as Ethereum scales, we will be allocating time and resources to onboarding the next generation of Web3 Community Professionals.

To convert them from Web3 newbies and/or Community amateurs, our goal is to educate and open source Community Management best practices.

Over time— WGMI DAO will be an organism that creates a funnel for prospective Community talent in the ecosystem...prepares them to manage Communities themselves... and ultimately curates work for them as bounties governed by the DAO.

Our Vision & Values

WGMI is Community-First

Our Community comes first. We are focused on solving community-building hurdles in the Ethereum ecosystem. To achieve this, we prioritize building relationships, adding value, giving our members a voice and inclusivity, and using decentralized tools and frameworks. Our success will come from the Community's willingness to collaborate, contribute and self-organize.

Further Reading:

WGMI is Ethereum

Ethereum is the future composable, sovereign/self-custodial, decentralized, interoperable internet of value. Anybody with access to an internet connection should be able to learn how to build online communities, get paid without intermediaries, create tokenized incentives or permissions, and distribute ownership over time to those that helped build the Community. Ethereum is not just "crypto"; it's how we will work in the future.

Further Reading:

Anybody can build a Community

Being a Member of a Community is earned, not given. Anybody can lurk in most communities. Being a member takes time, contribution, and dedication. It's important that you advocate for yourself, build strong relationships, give evidence of your contributions, and get buy-in or consensus for all the work you are putting in.

Web3 communities are transparent, sovereign, open, and decentralized

We're not a perfect DAO or Community. Our goal will always be focused on ensuring our Community is decentralized, transparent, for the people, inclusive, automated, yet human-centric, and maintaining that urge to open source everything!

Our Code of Conduct

When a Community member joins the WGMI community, some rules will need to be followed.

These rules are set in place to help with the harmonious standard within the server to encourage and help others learn and blossom into outstanding community members of Wgmi.

We have a zero-tolerance policy. If you do not comply, we will kick you from the server and/or assign you soulbound NFTs that ban you from participating in Community activities. We do not look to punish our Community; instead, we're looking to create a safe, inclusive, and creative space for our people.

Here are some House Rules in the Wgmi Discord server:

  • Don't be an asshole
  • No promotion of unrelated 3rd party platforms or applications
  • No unrelated (overtly promotional) links or Discord servers
  • No spamming (this includes DM spam)
  • No racism, sexism, or bigotry
  • No political or religious discussions
  • No NSFW content, including Anything mildly-suggestive
  • Keep messages and conversations mainly in English
  • Do not post Anything that breaks Discord's Terms of Service.
  • Profile nicknames and avatars must be reasonable, as determined by maintainers
  • Do not impersonate others (including devs, mods, and personalities)
  • Have some fucking fun... we're building future internet communities!


We're putting the WE in Web3.

Building Communities online was destined since the computer, internet, and the web was invented. As we enter this new epoch of Web3 and onward, we (as an industry) are in dire need of Community professionals who can lead this online coordination around Web3 projects, products, tools, platforms, developer environments, protocols, tokens—you name it.

Community development and management is hard work.

That's why it's difficult to find seasoned, talented, holistic (knowledgeable of Web3 primitives and Community strategies), and committed individuals to manage your Web3 or Ethereum projects. Web3 projects are dying to onboard suitable candidates, and future Community Managers are just now discovering this is a career path...Wgmi is looking to close that gap for the Ethereum ecosystem.

Further Reading:

What's worse than Moloch? The Machine.

Moloch, the demon of coordination failure, is the bane of DAOs existence. To make it worse, as online Communities, we're destined to fall into many more problems, including the soulless, dystopian, machine-owned, bot-controlled, Discord-hosted future. All of us, programmed to talk to one another, unaware of who is real, who is a bot...none of us unique in our ideas, mere calculations and automations rather than understanding, compassion, feeling. Communities are our strength. They're what makes what we do...human.

The way we see it, our perfect world will be a collection of Communities empowered by a relationship with automation, bots, tools, and code. Not the other way around.

Both coordination and efficiency failures remain the looming demon that prevents DAOs and communities from achieving a common goal. Wgmi stands tall, facing both Moloch and the Machine with clenched fists...

Our role as Community Professionals is to be the nervous system of the Community. To feel what members, contributors, developers, and stakeholders hold close. To communicate those feelings, inform, educate, and solve issues that the entire organism should embody.

Further Reading:

Building Community in Web3

Building "Community" is about creating feedback loops at scale and instilling the human element behind a project, product, application, protocol, token, or even network infrastructure. This boils down to growth, engagement, retention, conversion to contributor-ship, activity on-chain— and I hate that we've gotten here— but the value of treasury for certain projects.

We're all here building toward the present and future internet of value. As Ethereum and EVM-compatible projects scale, we will need to coordinate future collaborators to drive these projects over time.

Web3 Communities should be paving the way for:

  • Anybody with access to the internet can participate
  • Opportunities to contribute
  • Paths for deeper involvement and ownership
  • Transparent voting process weighted toward those who contributed

Does a Community need to have a token? No. Does a Community need to be a DAO? No. Is a DAO a Web3 "Community"? Not always.

The real value of Community is creating ways for users, developers, members, and financiers— to signal, support, and govern the projects they love. The future of Community Management/ Development will be dictated by how effectively we can achieve that as a collective. Although KPIs, metrics, and tokenization can help— the real aha moment is the sense of place, belonging, coordination, and shared value creation.

Further Reading:

- [Building Communities in Web3](
- [An Exposè on the Machine](

Why is Wgmi a DAO?

If you're growing a decentralized Community at scale—you will need a lot of humans. Thinking through Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, some incentives need to be considered to spark human contribution and engagement. In a traditional sense, folks have created Community Management consultancies to help companies build their Community strategies and execution. With a DAO.. we can do oh, so much more...

Imagine this... Web3 is the venue where users, developers, and institutions can own pieces of the internet... what if the Community could own and hold their % share of "Community" in Web3?

What if we could incentivize the best Community builders to join us, contribute, and open source their experiences to newcomers in the space?

Why hire a Community Manager when you could hire a Community of Community Managers?....

Further Reading:

What Does WGMI Do?

In DAO terms, we're a Service DAO for Community Management.

In traditional terms, we're a service provider for Web3 Community strategy, development, and management.

Our Services


Our team helps identify how your Community is doing, where there are gaps, and how they could be improved.


We develop a month-over-month, quarterly, and annual plan for your team to build your Community's foundation.


The work needs to get done. We've got you covered if you need help finding community moderators, leads, and managers.


Are- Not looking for long-term solutions? Need to fill some hiring gaps? WGMI can support short-term chat management help, community emergency support, chat and form implementation, ad hoc offline or online events, and technical content

Developer Relations

Coming soon...👀

Interested in working with WGMI?

Learn More About Our Services: Get in Touch

Part Two: Membership, Roles & Access

Anyone and everyone are welcome to get involved with WGMI. We're here to help build the future of community management while enabling other community professionals to build within their community spaces.

There are a few ways you can get involved with WGMI:

1. Follow the Community You can follow us on Twitter, Mirror, or our public governance platforms (forum, DAOHaus). We'll be pushing general updates around the DAO for all to view.

2. Join the Community We're building our public communities in Discord and Telegram. They're open for anybody to join and take part in! Some channels have become more permissioned for dedicated contributors.

3. Explore Guilds Guilds help us establish territory. It's a way to find the type of work you would like to participate in.

Types Of Membership

There are five (5) levels within WGMI, ranging from community members, which are passive members of our organization, to the DAO Council, which represents the DAO's leadership team.

Community Member

About: The moment you enter the WGMI Discord, you're a member. You're free to pursue the channels, leverage our resources, attend our public events, and say a GM.

Leveling Up: Community members interested in taking the next step in their WGMI journey can do so by enrolling in the Contributor Path. This can be selected in the Path Selection channel of Discord.

Responsibilities: There are little to no obligations at the Community Member level within WGMI. Simply adhere to our code of conduct, be kind, and enjoy the ride.

Contributor Apprentice

About: This is the first step in becoming a formally credentialed Core Contributor with WGMI. You'll be granted access to the DAO task board, be able to contribute to tasks, and be recognized for your work (and earn your way into the DAO) through Coordinape. Contributions at the Contributor Apprentice level are unpaid unless otherwise stated in the statement of work you're contributing to.

Leveling Up: There are two routes to becoming a Core Contributor:

Option 1: Earn Your Way In Once you initiate your interest in contributing to WGMI, you'll be granted access to the various Guild channels and be asked to join the WGMI Contributors Coorindape Circle.

On Coordinape, you'll be able to outline all your contributions to the DAO as an apprentice within the epoch.

If/when you're contributing, you'll be recognized by other members for your contributions, and once you've reached XXXX Give, you'll be entitled to claim your WGMI Contributor NFT.

You will have 3 Epochs to reach the GIVE level.

Option Two: Buy Your Way In: Alternatively, you can expedite your onboarding and propose to buy one of the WGMI Contributor NFTs.

You'll need to draft a proposal and share it with the WGMI Discourse for the Community to vote on.

If the Proposal passes, you'll be [sent a link to mint the NFT]

Responsibilities: Take on evergreen tasks from the bounty board. Sign up for Coordinape, opt-in to epochs, add your contributions, allocate, and recognize. Attend meetings, events, and other obligations pertaining to your commitment.

Core Contributor

About: Guild members are trusted members who have gone through the process and proven to be considered core contributors to the DAO. In doing so, you've obtained a WGMI Contributor NFT, which grants you access to additional channels and our DAO Contributors governance environment on Snapshot. Work fulfilled as a contributor is eligible for compensation, stipends, and payroll positions.

Leveling Up: Core Contributors are eligible to become a Guild Guide, Cohort Lead, and earn DAO Shares.

Responsibilities: Attend meetings, events, and other obligations pertaining to your commitments. Take ownership and responsibility of your workstream, projects, and tasks.

Guild Guides & Cohort Leads

About: Guild Guides and Cohort Leads can be considered the project manager for their respective Guilds/Cohorts. They oversee a team of contributors and apprentices to execute their team's projects/programs/goals.

Note on Term Length:

  • The term length of a Guild Guide is seasonally (~3 months), with a nomination and voting period occurring in the last month of the current season.
  • The term length of a Cohort Lead is flexible with the duration outlined in the project proposal, as some cohorts could operate during specific seasons or across multiple seasons.

Leveling Up: To become a member of the DAO Council, you'll need to lobby a member of the current DAO Council to propose your entry. The proposed vote needs to achieve 3/5 votes in favor of the DAO Council members.

Responsibilities: manage your respective guild/cohort. Provide bi-weekly updates to the DAO Council. Prepare updates for town halls. Serve as the point of contact during your tenure. Oversight of working groups and ongoing projects. Lead the development of strategy, OKRs, onboarding, and task management

Note on Founding Appointment of Guild Guides: The DAO Council appoints the founding Guild Guides via soft governance. The term length of a Guild Guide is one year, with an annual nomination and voting period occurring Monthly.

DAO Council

About: The DAO Council role comprises XXX appointed and then elected Core Contributors of WGMI whose function is to guide the DAOs strategic direction, oversee the business operations of the DAO, and support the overall development of the DAO. These individuals must hold a minimum of XXX DAO Shares to serve on the Council.

Leveling Up: At the time of publishing, the DAO Council is the last membership level within WGMI.

Responsibilities: Oversee and advise on the strategic imperatives necessary to the operations and success of the DAO.

Departures & Exists

Community Kick

We reserve the right to kick you from our server if you violate our Code of Conduct.

For Contributors, a proposal can be made to kick a Contributor. For more info, visit [types of proposals].

The art of the RageQuit

Members may "RageQuit" and exit the DAO on their own terms. This will grant them a return of their pro rata value of the DAO treasury.

If the DAO does not believe a Member is acting in good faith or has been contributing to the success of the DAO— they may be voted out of the DAO via the "RageKick" proposal. That Member would then be forcibly allocated their pro rata share of the DAO treasury upon exit.

Getting Started

Joining the Community

Get in the Server

  1. Join the WGMI Discord server
  2. Verify yourself as a human through the WickBot

  1. Head over to the #get-started channel
  2. Share a little bit about yourself in # introductions
  3. Go to the Community # general channel to chat with the Community!

Choose your path

Now let's get a sense of what you're lookin' to do while you're here...

Hang out

Spend some time in Discord browsing our public channels and listening to Community workshops and other online events.


Participate in public channels, offline events, online events, community workshops, Twitter spaces, and DAO governance meetings. If you're a Community builder, founder, or DAO contributor— let us know what you're thinking, give us feedback, and share your learnings.


Apply to become an "Apprentice" contributor in Discord. Do the work, show evidence, and work your way to official "Contributor" status for permissioned access to work.

Becoming a Contributor

Ok, sitting around in Discord wasn't enough for you. Let's get you to contribute to the Community!

  1. First, you will join #Start-Here and introduce yourself in the #Introductions channel if you haven't done so. Include things like your hobbies, strengths, and what you're looking for in the Community.

  2. Next, choose your self-assigned Roles or self-identifiable skills that you can contribute to or would like to become better at

  3. Go to the #Path-Selection channel and react to the 'Contributor' emoji to show your interest as a contributor to the Wgmi DAO

  1. Apply to become an Apprentice Contributor

It's time to choose your Guild (s).

Once you have reacted to the above, the #Guild-Selection channel will appear, and now, you can select your Guild according to your interests and skills. This is where you will spend your time and join a Cohort.

You Apprentice Contributor Onboarding

  1. Follow the contributor path
  2. Ticket will be created on Discord
  3. "Fellow Contributor" will be assigned to your application
  4. Schedule a call with a fellow contributor for an introduction
  5. If you pass the vibe test ✨, you will be assigned an Apprentice badge 🛡
  6. Apprentice badge will give you access to permissioned channels
  7. Access Guilds and Cohorts to contribute work to Wgmi DAO
  8. Reach out to your Guild Guide or Fellow Contributor on where to prioritize your time

Make sure you keep track of your work!

Contributor Process

You must prove yourself before becoming a Community Contributor and available for paid work. To ensure that we're bringing the best and most committed folks into the DAO, we need to see some evidence before going deep into the rabbit hole with you.

1. Make Your Case

Collect evidence of work by Apprentice contributors and communicate those efforts in the rolling Coordinape Epoch. On Coordinape, you'll be able to outline all your contributions to the DAO as an apprentice within the epoch.

2. Becoming a Contributor

Earn Your Way In If/when you're contributing, you'll be recognized by other members for your contributions, and once you've reached XXXX Give, you'll be eligible to claim your WGMI Contributor NFT. You will have 3 Epochs (or one season) to reach the GIVE level.

We will issue NFTs to members once a month. If you've reached your GIVE threshold and didn't receive your NFT, message one the #DAO-Council, and we'll get you squared away.

Buy Your Way In You can expedite your onboarding and propose to buy one of the WGMI Contributor NFTs. To do so, you'll need an existing contributor to draft a Nomination Proposal to Guild Discord "chat" channel

Guild to vote using binary emojis for soft consensus

3. Get your NFT

  • For Those Who Earned Their Way In -- You will be airdropped your NFT.
  • For Those Who Elected to Buy Their Way In -- Mint Contributor Badge (ERC 721 - NFT) in exchange of 500 DAI offering

Hold Up! Why am I paying to join the Guild?! Post

4. Connect Ethereum Wallet to Collabland Bot in Discord

5. Explore upgraded roles and permissioned channels

6. Vote in Snapshot

7. Join a "Cohort" and get paid 💰

8. Become a fellow and onboard Apprentice Contributors

Guild Guide Nomination

  1. Every ~3 months (Season), Guild Guides will be nominated or re-elected

  2. Nominations will be executed within the Guild via soft consensus in Discord

  3. Once the Guild approves their Guild Guide nominee, they are included in the Season proposal that goes to (1) Community Forum and (2) DAO Council on-chain (DAOHaus) approval. Guild Guides are not entitled to payment in all cases.

  4. Once approved or denied, DAO Council assigns or removes Discord role to Guild Guide

  5. Guild Guide will have the ability to join DAO Council chat in Discord


Roles help us self-identify the work we're great at and what we are looking to grow in. For Guild Guides, contributors, DAO Members, and the Community—these roles are vital for identifying who's who...

You can assign yourself roles by going to the #start-here channel and clicking on the emoji underneath the legend/description of all the roles. The role will then be automagically assigned to you.

  • Community Members can self-select Skill Roles
  • Apprentices and Contributors can self-select Guild Roles
  • Apprentices are assigned Guest Roles
  • Contributors are assigned Contributor Roles by Guild Guide
    • Via NFT
  • Partners and clients are assigned Guest Roles
  • DAO Members are assigned Permissioned Roles

Developer Community Roles

Community LeadDriving force behind go-to-Community strategy, community development plan, the delegation of Community work, and communication of KPIs/ OKRs with the organization
Community StrategistDelivers strategies and frameworks that improve the efficiencies of Community management systems
Community BuilderImplements and executes Community Development best practices in chat, forum, events, and developer platforms
Community ManagerBuilds, grows, manages, listens, responds and maintains online Communities
Community ModeratorEngages online communities via chat, forum, and online events by utilizing chat automation, and integrations
Community StewardHand-holds newcomers to the Community, guiding them on where the action is and how to get involved
Content StrategistCreative writing and media content that drives Community growth, engagement, and external communications
Social Media ManagerMaverick on the Twitter keys. Great at updating the Community, educating via threads, and sharing top memes that signal a shared vibe
MemelordMaster scientist of human social signals in picture and shorthand form— better known as "Memes."
NFT CommunityCommunity builder, manager, and highly educated lead in the NFT ecosystem's specialization.
DeFi CommunityCommunity builder, manager, and leader who is highly educated in the DeFi ecosystem's landscape, scope, and technicalities
DAO StrategistCommunity builder, manager, and a lead who is highly educated in the DAOs ecosystem's landscape, nuances, and technical scope
Developer CommunityCommunity builder, manager, a leader who is highly educated in the Developer needs in the Ethereum ecosystem.
Contributor StewardA Community Manager's Community Manager. The DAO seeks one who can coordinate, engage, and grow the Contributor pool inside the DAO
Partner StewardLeads external deal flow from the DAO to Service Guild as client leads or Community Guild for partnerships

Non-Developer Community Roles


Non-Community Roles

Frontend DevDetails coming soon!
Backend DevDetails coming soon!
DevOpsDetails coming soon!
Smart ContractsDetails coming soon!
DesignDetails coming soon!
MarketingDetails coming soon!
Content CreatorDetails coming soon!
BizDevDetails coming soon!
Account ManagerDetails coming soon!
PartnershipsDetails coming soon!
FinanceDetails coming soon!
DeFi TreasuryDetails coming soon!
Gov StrategistDetails coming soon!
TokeneconomicsDetails coming soon!
ScribeDetails coming soon!
CommunicationsDetails coming soon!
OpsDetails coming soon!
Project ManagerDetails coming soon!
People ManagerDetails coming soon!
Contributor Experience GroupDetails coming soon!

DAO & Contributor Governance Roles

CommunityMember of Discord Community
ApprenticeNewbie contributor going through a trial period
Guild MemberDedicated to Guild-specific line of work
ContributorOfficial Contributor to Wgmi
Fellow ContributorAssists Apprentice contributors on their Wgmi journey
Cohort MemberInvited by Guild to participate and contribute to Cohort
Guild GuideNominated Guild lead and Contributor to Wgmi. Designated signer on Guild multisig safe.
DAO MemberOfficial DAO member that can participate in governance with DAO shares via DAOHaus
DAO CouncilGuiding the DAO

Ecosystem Roles

GuestAdvisors, mentors
TempTemporary channel access for assessment
PartnerPrivate channel access
ClientPrivate channel access

Missing a role? Suggest new roles in the #ops channel in Discord.

Contributor Access


The WGMI DAO NFT Serves as the primary contributor membership key and governance token.

Please note that the WGMI DAO Council intends to implement its DAO NFT Strategy in Q3/4 of 2022. This section of the handbook will be updated upon the implementation of this schema.

What's the NFT For

As we said, the WGMI DAO NFT Serves as the primary contributor membership key and governance token.

Once a Contributor Apprentice earns or purchases their DAO NFT, they'll be eligible to:

  • Connect to Discord and unlock Contributor+ specific channels and will be assigned applicable roles.
  • Propose and vote on Guild/Cohort level programming and funding signaling to the DAO Council.
  • Propose and vote on the summoning of new cohorts. Build what you think will create value for WGMI.
  • Grants you access and complete autonomy over the programming and operations of WGMI's Guilds and Cohorts.
  • Eligibility to be nominated for and the appointment of Guild Guide and/or Cohort Lead.

Getting the NFT

There are two ways to get your hands on the WGMI DAO NFT...

Option 1: Earn Your Way In Once you initiate your interest in contributing to WGMI, you'll be granted access to the various Guild channels and be asked to join the WGMI Contributors Coorindape Circle.

On Coordinape, you'll be able to outline all your contributions to the DAO as an apprentice within the epoch.

If/when you're contributing, you'll be recognized by other members for your contributions, and once you've reached XXXX Give, you'll be entitled to claim your WGMI Contributor NFT.

You will have 3 Epochs to reach the GIVE level.

Option Two: Buy Your Way In: Alternatively, you can expedite your onboarding and propose to buy one of the WGMI Contributor NFTs.

You'll need to draft a proposal and share it with the WGMI Discourse for the Community to vote on.

If the Proposal passes, you'll be [sent a link to mint the NFT]

Anticipated NFT Mechanics

  • NFTs are ERC-721 (Soulbound & Dynamic)
  • Used for voting on Snapshot governance proposals
  • Eligible for future airdrops

Initial Issuance

DAO NFTs will be issued to a select group of existing core contributors who were eligible before implementing this NFT framework. A final complete list of those members will be outlined in the formal governance proposal for the development and implementation of the DAO NFT.

Review & Optimization

We'll revisit the efficacy of this model at the end of each season and adjust the strategy to maximize/optimize for the most efficient system possible at the time.

Part Three: DAO Governance

How to Join Wgmi DAO

Eligible Contributors have participated in 3+ completed Cohorts, executed a Funding Proposal with DAO Council, or have been nominated as a Guild Guide Current DAO members can advocate for proposing new DAO member Proposal to be posted in Community Forum as "Member Proposal."

- This gives the Community a chance to provide feedback, vote, and support in a more long-form post format
- [View template]()

Proposal posted to DAOHaus

- Forum link used as context/ details of the Proposal
- DAOHaus is a tool for accessing Moloch v3 smart contracts and assigning DAO shares on-chain (using Gnosis chain)
- Proposal voting period is open for seven (7) days

Once confirmed, DAO shares are redeemable by the recipient address

Tutorial on DAOHaus Proposals

DAO Operation Manual

Let's get into how we get things done at WGMI...


All shares are non-transferrable and unique to the DAO.

They are assigned to your Ethereum address.

Each share represents a pro-rata claim on the underlying capital pool and can be exchanged at any time using the Ragequit feature.

There is no cap on the number of shares that can be issued, and each share carries one vote.

All new shares are issued at the current exchange rate (.69 ETH at the time of this writing), and new members may request a maximum of 100 shares when joining.

Summoner35 SharesGuided the DAO through initial development, vision, manifesto, and deployment
Co-Summoners5 SharesSupported the initial deployment, contribution, and development
Core Contributors3 SharesHard core contributors that had integral output on the DAO's current framework and development
Members1 ShareLeaders in the Community who contribute strategy, community builder expertise, or DAO best practices and support Wgmi's Manifesto

View initial proposal for Summoning WGMI DAO

DAOHaus and Moloch TL;DR

DAOHaus operates Moloch v2 or v3 framework.

DAOHaus is a platform that makes gives Moloch smart contracts a human interface. It is compatible with/on Ethereum Mainnet, Gnosis Chain, Polygon, and other EVM-compatible L1s protocols.

Wgmi DAO utilizes the Moloch V3 framework on Gnosis Chain.

Moloch was popularized due to its Minimum Viable DAO design and the advent of "ragequit" - a means for members to exit the DAO by exchanging their shares for a pro-rata claim on the Bank's assets.

Moloch V2 allows for an optimized DAO Bank and new Proposal Types. Moloch V2 can hold a variety of ERC20 tokens and allows anyone (including those without shares) to make a proposal to the DAO.

Moloch v3 comes packed with simpler code, adaptable smart contracts without the need to audit the entire code every time, and upgradable modules. Some features include transferrable DAO shares.

Operating the DAO

  1. Go to DAOHaus
  2. Connect to Web3 ✨sign in with Metamask✨
  3. Go to WGMI DAO
  4. Vote on proposals
  5. Create proposals

Features Overview

The DAOhaus platform helps us manage stakeholders within our DAO (i.e., Members). Members are people or organizations that own Shares and Loot in MolochDAO. Members can own both Shares and/or Loot.

When a Member owns Shares, they have an economic share of the funds in the DAO's Bank and voting rights in the DAO's Proposals.

When a Member owns only Loot, they only have an economic share of the funds in the DAO's Bank but not voting rights in the DAO's Proposals. This enables the DAO to raise a $ treasury without diluting voting power to external supporters or financiers.

Non-members can join the DAO by requesting Shares / Loot via a Membership Proposal. Members can leave the DAO through a RageQuit proposal, thereby withdrawing their pro-rated ownership of the Bank's funds.

Proposals & Voting

Decision-making is done via Proposals, which will need to be voted on by Members (based on their respective Share counts)

Common types of Proposals

  • Membership - Tributing capital and Requesting new shares to join the DAO
  • Funding - Tributing or Requesting funds from the DAO to work on internal projects and improvements
  • Whitelist - Request to add support for a new ERC20 token
  • GuildKick - Request to forcibly remove a malicious member through a vote
  • Minion - A contract that allows execution of arbitrary calls, i.e., swapping assets in the DAO bank

The stages for Proposals:

  • Submit Proposal
  • Sponsor Proposal
  • In Queue
  • Voting Period
  • Grace Period
  • Ready for Processing
  • Completed

Bank & Token

The Bank holds all the DAO funds, which include ERC-20 (excluding native tokens such as ETH, xDAI, and MATIC on the respective chains) and ERC-721 NFTs.

Native tokens must be wrapped first before being sent to the Bank. Alternatively, DAOs can set up a Minion that allows the holding of native tokens.

For an ERC-20 token to show up in the Bank's balance, the DAO must whitelist the Token via a Whitelist Proposal (Tutorial here).

Minion & Boosts

Beyond the core functions of managing membership, proposals, and funds, DAOhaus has Minions and Boosts that help to add extra functionality to your DAO (you can think of them like apps)

Boosts, in general, give you extra functionality to your DAO (e.g., adding a Discord bot to your DAO).

If you need to interact with smart contracts (e.g., swapping tokens, managing LP positions, etc.), Minion help you with making arbitrary calls to smart contracts.

Bank Overview

The Bank is MolochDAO's bank account, which supports ERC-20 tokens and ERC-721 NFTs.

If your Bank Vault holds NFTs, there will be a gallery to view all your DAO's NFTs.

The Bank Vault only supports ERC-20 tokens, so if you receive native tokens such as ETH, you will need senders to wrap the tokens before sending. RaidGuild built an excellent tool just for this purpose.

How Ownership Works

All members share direct ownership of the Bank based on their Shares and/or Loot in relation to one another. Shares grant voting power as well as a claim to the Bank funds, whereas Loot only grants you rights to the funds in the Bank.

To help you visualize, here is an example of a simple DAO with 600 DAI in the Bank.

MemberSharesLootVoting PowerExit Value
Alice10025%100 DAI
Bob101025%200 DAI
Chris20050%200 DAI
Dani0100%100 DAI
Total4020100%600 DAI

In the above example, as Bob has 10 / 40 shares, he has 25% of the voting power. If he wants to withdraw from the Bank, he can claim 33% of the funds (200 DAI) because the sum total of his Shares + Loot takes up 33% of the total.

As Dani has no Shares, she has no voting power. If she wants to withdraw from the Bank, her ten (10) loot grants her 16% of the Bank funds (96 DAI)

When members RageQuit or are Guild Kick-ed, this is how their Exit Amounts are calculated.

Minion Vaults

Another way to hold funds is through Minions. Minions enable your DAO to call arbitrary contracts, enabling you to do many things such as manage ENS, collect NFTs, manage treasury in DeFi, etc.

As Minions can also hold ERC-20 tokens, they are useful for holding funds that will eventually interact with smart contracts (e.g., Payroll, Superfluid, etc.)

As the Minion balance is separate from the Bank's balance, the Exit Amount during RageQuits does not take into account Minion Balances.

The DAO will need to calculate the Member's fair share of the Bank + Minion Balances to ensure accuracy in Exit Amounts.

Common Bank Use Cases

Adding & Whitelisting ERC-20 Tokens

The Bank Vault can support valid ERC-20 tokens, but for it to show on the Bank Vault UI, you will need to submit and pass a Proposal to whitelist the Token. Once the Token is whitelisted, the Bank should show the ERC-20 tokens.

Adding Tributes to join a DAO

When new members would like to add tributes to join, you will need to submit a Membership Proposal and indicate your tributes provided and shares requested. Currently, only ERC-20 tributes are available, but ERC-721 NFT tributes are coming soon.

Requesting Funding from the Bank

If you'd like to request Funding from the Bank, submit a Funding Proposal and indicate the funds owed to you.


Let's get into DAO Membership...


A characteristic that wasn't widely prominent in the Web3 world before the advent of DAOs, is that of having "Skin in the Game." This unique feature allows DAO members to signal their loyalty and commitment to their respective organizations and provides DAOs with a mechanism for preventing possibly malicious actors from joining.

Membership in a DAO can be seamless, easy in/easy out. Prospective members can submit a Membership Proposal by navigating to the DAO they're interested in and selecting View Proposals, subsequently clicking New Proposal and Membership; existing members can vote on whether to accept or deny admission of candidates on a case-by-case basis.

Members can exit at any time, as long as they don't have a 'Yes' vote on an open proposal.


Shares are granted to members to allow them to vote on proposals in the DAO. Shares also represent a claim on the tokens held in the DAO. Shares can neither be exchanged nor sold to other members of the DAO.


Non-voting Shares in the DAO. Guilders can ragequit Loot to withdraw the proportional amount of assets from the DAO based on current Share Value.


This is part of the magic of Moloch. RageQuit allows a member or Loot holder of the DAO to leave with all or part of their share of the tokens. Imagine a DAO with 1000 DAI, 50 Shares, and 50 Loot. That means if you own 10 Shares of the DAO and ragequit all of your shares, you'd leave with 100 DAI or 10% of the treasury.


A proposal to kick out a member of the DAO. Converts any Shares they may have into Loot, thereby removing voting power. Warning once a member is Guild kicked, they become jailed and cannot be added as a member ever again.


Status of a member after a successful guildkick. They can be ragekicked at this time.


After a successful GuildKick, anyone can ragekick that Member. Ragekick acts exactly as a ragequit, burning their Loot and returning their proportionate tokens.


Let's learn a bit more about minions...

What are Minions?

Minions enable our DAO to make calls and interact with external smart contracts to empower our DAO to do everything you want with a smart contract. When you submit, vote, and pass a Minion Proposal, the Minion will execute your smart contract calls the way it was created to.

This opens up possibilities for DAOs to access any smart contracts out there, from providing liquidity positions, doing swaps, or even purchasing NFTs.

Minion Types

Basic Minion

Want a simple way to execute smart contract calls automatically based on the outcome of your proposals? Also known as a vanilla minion, it is a basic upgrade to your DAO proposals, enabling one-time interactions with other smart contracts once your proposals are passed. This way, you can upgrade your DAO experience by seamlessly go from voting to execution without any coordination lags.

Advanced Minion

The Advanced Minion is similar to the Basic Minion but has the added ability to set quorum levels so that transactions can be executed earlier once quorum requirements are met, also known as a Nifty Minion.

Safe Minion

Deploying a Minion and a Gnosis Safe, this Minion stores and manages funds in a Gnosis Safe and supports complex multi-call transactions. This Boost is perfect for advanced DAOs looking to trade NFTs, manage LP positions in AMMs, or do other arbitrary transactions. To increase proposal velocity for less critical proposals, setting quorum levels enables early execution when a minimum quorum is met.

Superfluid Minion

The SuperFluid Minion helps automate ongoing streams of payments via the SuperFluid Protocol to vendors, other DAOs, and any addresses. Set it up once, and your payments will automatically stream in real-time as long as your minion vault has sufficient funds.

Your DAO Profile

Here's what you need to know...

Member Profile

Anyone who is a member, or has some funds in internal balances, will have a profile view within the DAO.

From here, you can:

  • View Shares/Loot and Exit Amount (pro-rata claim on banks assets based on current share value)
  • View recent activity within the DAO
  • View and withdraw any internal balances
  • Ragequit

DAO Proposals

Proposals can be used for all types of decision-making in the DAO. Add/remove members, allocate Shares and Loot, distribute funds, and even interact with other applications and communities.

Types of Proposals

There are four levels of proposals at WGMI. Each level allows for different actions and are used for various purposes.

1. Member & Council Proposals The Highest Level of Proposal is the Member & Council Proposal (as it's known on DAOhaus). These proposals are used to make the most critical changes to the DAO. Some examples of Member & Council proposals are Wgmi Improvement Proposals(WIP), Funding Proposal at the DOA level, or Membership in the DAO Council.

Further Reading: Please see Member & Council Proposal Templates for more information

2. Guild Proposals The second level of Proposal is the Guild Proposal. These proposals are provided and executed at the Guild level. Think of Guilds as a group for working contributors to collaborate. Within this proposal type, some examples of proposals include but are not limited to:

    - Guild Guide Nomination or Rage kick
- Guild Contributor Nomination or Rage kick
- Project Proposal
- Multisig funding approval
- Guild Season Proposal

Further Reading: Please see Guild Proposal Templates for more information

3. Signal Proposals The third level of Proposal is at the Contributor Level and is called a Signal Proposal. A Signal proposal is a general purpose proposal used for operational decision-making within the DAO. These are Contributor focused because contributors are the cornerstone of Wgmi, holding us together. Some examples of a signal proposal can include but are not limited to:

    - Wgmi Improvement Proposals(WIP)
- General Funding
- Membership
- Other Operational decisions

Further Reading:

4. Open Source Proposals The Fourth level of Proposal is at the Community Level and is called an Open Source Proposal. An Open Source Proposal is a general purpose proposal for community decision-making. Some examples of an Open Source Proposal can include but are not limited to:

    - Wgmi Improvement Proposals(WIP)
- General Funding
- Membership
- Other Community decisions

Further Reading: Please see Open Source Proposal Templates for more information

Standard Proposal Types

These are the standard proposal types used within the governance in most DAOs.

Membership: Tributing capital and Requesting new shares to join the DAO

Funding: Tributing Spoils or Requesting funds from the DAO to work on internal projects and improvements

Token: Request to add support for a new ERC20 token

Trade: Request the DAO to swap one asset for another within the War Chest

GuildKick: Request to forcibly remove a malicious member through a vote

Minion: A contract that allows execution of arbitrary calls, i.e., swapping assets in the DAO bank

Additional Considerations:

  • With additional Minions and Boosts, more proposal types will be available for your DAO (e.g., "Superfluid" for Superfluid Minion, etc.)

Proposal Process

To submit a proposal, navigate to MolochDAO and select "View Proposals" followed by New Proposal.

Select the Proposal Type (described above) and fill in the relevant information.

The default Proposal Type shown will be the "Favorites" proposals. If you cannot find your proposals in "Favorites," try toggling to another Proposal Playlist.

Here's your basic proposal format:

  • TITLE: Enter a description of the Proposal (e.g., New Member - Vitalik Buterin)

  • DESCRIPTION: Anything you believe is relevant to your Proposal. The shorter the description, the better, and the important piece here is the WHAT you are asking for and WHY.

  • LINK: Whatever information gives us the best context to review your Proposal and make an informed decision.

  • APPLICANT: With respect to funding proposals, this is the recipient or sender address you would like to have funds sent to or from.

  • PAYMENT REQUESTED: The number of Shares or amount of payment requested. Payment can be requested in any token held by the DAO or in shares and Loot.

  • +REQUEST SHARES: Voting shares in the DAO. If it is a funding proposal, Members can request payment be made in shares up to x% of the total amount requested.

  • +REQUEST LOOT: Non-voting shares in the DAO. This means you will have shares which can be raqequit but do not hold voting rights. Loot shares cost the same as regular shares.

  • GIVE TRIBUTE: The amount of capital you are committing to deposit to the DAO bank. (Tribute is relevant to Membership and Funding Proposals).

Here are a few good examples:

Stages of a Proposal

1. Submit a Proposal Anyone, even non-members, can submit proposals to the DAO.

2. Sponsor Proposal After submitting a proposal, it will enter the Unsponsored Proposals section. This means someone with shares (which could be you) must Champion the Proposal in order for it to be moved to Voting.

Note: You can sponsor your own Proposal, but it is recommended that another member sponsor it so they can make sure you have filled out the Proposal with the correct information and you get the result you intended for.

Only members can 'Sponsor' the Proposal, sending it to the Queue.

3. In Queue Once the Proposal has been sponsored, it will enter the Queue. The Queue ensures proposals are funneled to Voting in an orderly fashion. One Proposal will go from the Queue to the Voting Period in a time frame specified by the summoners of your DAO.

4. Voting Period Once in the Voting Period, members can now vote on the Proposal. Every Proposal has an 'x' amount of time in the voting period where it must receive more Yes than No votes to pass.

5. Grace Period Voting is over, and the Proposal is set to pass or fail depending on the votes cast during Voting. Members who voted No, and have no other pending Yes votes, can ragequit during this period.

6. Ready for Processing Next, The Proposal is sent to Processing, in which the vote is time stamped on-chain.

7. Completed After being processed, the Proposal is marked as Completed, and all shares, funds, or outcomes are executed as specified in the Proposal. All proposal outcomes that affect you can be viewed by clicking your Address (top right) and selecting View Member Profile.

Part Four: Our Guilds & Cohorts

Guild Overview

Guilds are our territory. These like-minded members work, learn, innovate, and create together. There are always new areas for Guilds to expand into, so jump in.

Community GuildLeading the vision and execution behind Community building, management, and development in Web3
Service GuildResponsible for providing Community professional services to external Web3 projects by delegating work to the DAO
Marketing GuildCreating traffic, high visibility, and growth for Wgmi
Operations GuildSetting standards behind the operations of the DAO, supporting Service Guild projects, and leading project management
Education GuildCreating learning modules from "Cohorts," projects, and initiatives that can be shared
Governance GuildCreating governance best practices between Community, Contributors, and Members— off-chain and on-chain
Builders GuildFocused on shipping tools, platforms, bots, and protocols that benefit Web3 Community builders
Treasury GuildAdding value to the treasury by implementing DeFi sustainability or rebalancing strategies and implementing financial accounting
Contributor Experience GroupEnsuring DAO contributors are given the best experience in the DAO
DAO CouncilOur core governing and executing body of the DAO.

Joining Guilds

Guilds help us establish territory.

These are collectives and functions within the DAO that are accountable for creating guidelines, strategies, and proposals that align with the DAO's overarching goals— but at a team level. We can be more efficient as an organization if we can divide and conquer the work and thought leadership.

Some of our Guilds:

  • Community
  • Growth
  • Service
  • Ops
  • Governance
  • Treasury
  • Council

Start with these four (4) steps!

1. Go to the #start-here category in Discord.

2. Introduce yourself in the # introductions channel

- We like to see folks talk about their interest in the industry, how they found Wgmi, their strengths, and what they're looking to get out of this Community. We're all here to meet people, so don't be shy!

3. Head over to the #path-selection channel

4. React to the Contributor emoji

- To show your interest as a contributor to the Wgmi DAO. 

5. Now, choose your Guild (s)!

- Once you have reacted to the above, the `Guild Selection` channel will appear. You will then be able to choose your Guild according to your interests and skills. Select at will! 

Heads Up: Be careful of which Guilds you subscribe to. We want everyone to experiment, but there will be unique notifications for Discord updates at each Guild level.

Summoning a Guild

There are two main ways to summon a guild. The first is developing into a sub-guild, identifying a need, and spinning off into a focused guild. The second is to create a brand new guild.

Sub-guilds or Guild contributors identifying a need for a focused guild can come together to form a new guild when there is substantial support from the current Guild and DAO council. From here, you will need to start on the proposal process in #dao-proposals.

Substantial support is defined as support to fill the identified need, not out of negative intentions

To summon a brand new guild, you first need to make sure that one does not exists that meets the criteria you are looking for. If this is true, you will need to start on a proposal in #dao-proposals. It is important to note that guilds are meant to cast a wide net and naturally develop sub-guilds to ensure growth and operational demand exists.

Please see Governance Process for an overview on DAO proposals*

Cohort Overview

Joining Cohorts

As an apprentice, you will find "Cohorts" or working groups for various projects. Jump in, do the work and keep track of your output!

As a contributor, you can summon "Cohorts" and/ or request to lead a cohort. You can also join "Cohorts" and continue to support initiatives.

As a Guild Guide, you will have the governance to approve "Cohorts" or working groups, lead the voting process around working group priorities, and be accountable for reporting via a proposal to DAO Council.

Summoning a Cohort

Project ideas can originate from anywhere at any time. They can come from DAO members, contributors, or apprentices.

A Guild should sponsor each Project, and that Guild will be responsible for seeing it through to completion. This does not exclude Guilds from working together on projects

A project's path to completion will look different depending on the needs of the Project.

Projects Categories:

Funding Required: The DAO must approve projects that require Funding.

  • Approval may be granted from the Guild Guides if there are funds available in their budgets Examples: Funding Grants, Hiring Staff, Sponsoring Events

Funding Not Required: Projects that can be accomplished without Funding need soft approval from the Guild Guide.

  • Examples: Marketing Campaigns, Discord Re-orgs, Onboarding efforts

Typical Project Lifecycle:

  1. Idea
  2. Discussion in Discord
  3. Guild Sponsors Idea via Proposal (soft governance)
  4. Funding Required?
    • (if Yes, go to 5, if not, go to 8)
  5. Can the Project be funded by Guild Allocations?
    • (if Yes, go to 8, if not, go to 6)
  6. Move Discussion to Discourse for broader consensus
  7. Move to DAOhaus for the vote
  8. Assign work and spin up Coordinape Epoch
  9. Finish Project and allocate via Coordinape
  10. Contributors withdraw funds at their convenience

Each "Cohort" will have a template process provided by each Guild Guide and maintained by Governance/ Ops Guilds.

Example Template:
  • Name of Project
  • Project Lead Name
  • Guild Sponsor
  • Abstract (summary of the Proposal)
  • Purpose of this workgroup/sprint/project (motivation)
  • Workgroup members (who is involved)
    • Name (username, Discord)
    • Roles (who's doing what)
    • Responsibilities (their owned work)
    • It should also include or denote folks who are Cross-functional guild members
  • Project Vision (what you're hoping to accomplish)
  • What tasks will be available to contribute to apprentices?
  • Project timelines/milestones (allows for multi-season projects)
  • Operating Procedures (how you will work)
    • When will you meet
    • How will you share updates
  • Funding requested (how much and how it will be allocated + wallet address it's sent to)
  • Anticipated Benefits (how does it support or vision)
  • Potential drawbacks (how could this negatively impact the dao)

Contributing to a Project

Anyone can contribute to a project, but to keep some order to the chaos, tasks will be assigned to proven contributors first by the project lead.

Project Leads will be responsible for scoping tasks, giving an estimate for when the Project will be completed to the Guild, and keeping the Guild updated with weekly updates.

Contributors will be responsible for accomplishing their assigned tasks and regularly communicating and coordinating with project leads and other contributors.

Apprentices will be paired with a contributor during the Project to learn the ropes of how to contribute to WGMI. After an apprentice has completed ??? Projects, they will be eligible to be a solo contributor or project lead

Getting paid ✨ (NEEDS ATTENTION)

Every Project will have its budget. That budget will be used to compensate the contributors, purchase items for the Project, and improve the DAO. Depending on the Project's timeline, payment will be distributed at the completion of the Project or monthly, whichever is shorter.

A project will be considered complete when the Guild Guide signs off on its completion.

Compensation will take place via Coordinape Circles. The Project Lead will be responsible for ensuring the appropriate contributors are in the circle and ensuring the Epochs are scheduled appropriately.

Contributors will get paid through Coordinape Circles. If the contributor role is a recurring role that needs to be salaried, that role will be paid out through Coordinape's Fixed Payments tool, and they will not be eligible to receive GIVE. ???

Spin out a Sub-DAO

When a Guild becomes self-sustaining and generates enough revenue to run independently, a proposal can be made in #dao-proposals to spin off the Guild into a Sub-DAO.

Although this could be a long-term goal for a guild, the Community will ensure through governance that they agree with the spin-off to ensure continuity of the Guild and Contributor.

Part Five: Working With WGMI

WGMI is a service DAO offering three primary types of service:

  • Foundational: Audits, success plans, system setup and optimization, etc.
  • Strategic: Community strategy, playbooks, advising, counseling, etc.
  • Tactical: Technical content creation, Community Initiatives, etc.

Operationally, our objective is to work and partner with high quality, revenue generating, and web3 ecosystem-enriching organizations.

Learn more on our website!

Hire Us and Partner

To hire a community professional at WGMI, clients will have to go through our simple onboarding process.

  1. Head over to the WGMI Discord Server here.
  2. Go through our verification process.
  3. Once verified, head to the #path-selection channel.
  4. Choose the "partner" emoji.
  5. Open a ticket in the #partner-path channel.

You will then be in contact with the folks at our Partnership Guild who will get you started with WGMI introductions and partnership discussions.

Working with WGMI

There are a few ways to work with WGMI. The first step is submitting the Service Inquiry Form so we have an idea of the project and if we can help! The more info you can share upfront, the better :)

  1. Hire WGMI Consulting WGMI Consulting is a vetted team of Community & DAO Experts working with clients and partners on community design, growth, and overall strategy. These are paid engagements with the Service Guild operating as a consultancy. The work is done for a monthly retainer, or a fixed-scope lump sum payment, with a portion funding the WGMI DAO treasury. WGMI Consulting will source contributors from WGMI DAO for projects as required.
  2. Propose a volunteer project
    If funds are tight but you have a dope project, then WGMI is still down to explore working together! WGMI can post the project to one of the guilds to see if anybody wants to volunteer their time to it. Depending on the project and traction, DAO council may consider allocating DAO shares or contributor NFTs in exchange for the work.
  3. Grant If the project has a narrow scope, short timeline and 10x public goods outcomes, WGMI can seek a grant to fund the project. Various web3 projects in the Ethereum ecosystem provide grants for work that brings the ecosystem forward. For example, grants can be used to fund education initiatives such as bootcamps, workshops, and targeted trainings.

Convert a Client Submission

  1. Send over the project scope and details via the Service Inquiry Form
  2. WGMI Service Guild to review the submission and schedule a call if the project is a good fit for a service, volunteer, or grant project A. If not, WGMI will do our best to provide recommendations on alternative next steps
  3. Should both parties decide to work together, then we'll finalize Scope of Work/contract, invoicing, and project team
  4. Project kickoff!

Commission Process

Once the project is active, the contributor(s) leading the consultation are responsible for gathering additional project members/resources as is necessary to scope out the full project.

All contributors participating in the project Discovery and Plan phases are entitled to compensation. A percentage (~3%) of the project budget will be allocated as a commission to the contributor(s) involved in planning and securing the project. The rest of the project budget allocations will be outlined upon invoicing.


Deploying your Cohort/ Team

  • For WGMI Consulting projects, Service Guild leads are responsible for the project kickoffs and will work closely with project leads and account managers to assign the project team and formally begin the work
  • The project lead is responsible to put together a cohort/ team/ party/ sprint to deliver the work
    • E.g. team-skylabs-00 (gives people nostalgia when they look back on a project they ran with others on)
  • For WGMI DAO Volunteer or Grant projects, this will be determined at the guild level with DAO Council input and guidance

Join a Cohort/ Team

  • For WGMI Consulting, vetted WGMI DAO roles are eligible to participate in paid projects via the Service Guild. Service Guild leads will work with the Community and Contributor stewards to announce available project work to contributors.
  • For WGMI DAO Volunteer or Grant projects, these initiatives will be announced to the community on our social channels. If a Volunteer or Grant project has already started and you feel that you could add value please check with the project team if support is needed then align on deliverables and compensation (if any is available).

Lead a Cohort/ Team

So you've decided to take on moloch as a project lead overseeing successful end-to-end project delivery? That's right, you assume total responsibility for getting the work done when raising your hand to lead a project, especially a WGMI Consulting project offering professional services.

We prioritize having fun at WGMI, but we prioritize delivering above all else. As Community Professionals, we need to lead by example to meet deadlines and be fully prepared to execute the deliverables at all costs.

Though leading Volunteer, Grant or other non-consulting projects may not have immediate guaranteed economic benefits, there will be eyes on all individual contributions to WGMI that could provide rewards later...

To lead a project, please do the following:

  1. Confirm the project has passed all necessary proposals and approval channels (either you propose the project and it passes or you step up to lead a project at WGMI's request)
  2. Determine required project roles and resources
  3. Signal that you will be leading a project by posting in the dedicated channels of communication
  4. Establish a project plan for the project. This task is generally handled by Service Guild leads, but in the case this is you, please ensure a timeline, scope and budget is properly laid out to ensure expectations are aligned
  5. Create a project team using availability tag in discord channels and tagging the relevant roles
  6. If a Client channel has not been started, please start one using the project name so others can easily identify the project. (i.e. #metacartel)
  7. Start a #project channel and ensure access is restricted only to WGMI Members and Apprentices.
  8. While not mandatory, we strongly recommend setting up a Gnosis Safe Multisig Wallet for your project to manage project funds. This ensures that funding can be allocated and distributed with consensus from all participants.

Standard project bounty recommendation:

  • 10% Treasury Fee — mandatory
  • 5% Biz Dev
  • 10% Account Manager
  • 15% Project Manager
  • 60% Community Manager(s)

This is meant to be an example framework and as such, different project breakdowns may vary. Our only ask is to honor the 10% treasury fee upon completion to continue growing and sustaining WGMI.

Ship a Cohort/ Team

Congratulations, you slayed moloch and are ready to ship the work.

Please follow all steps outlined under the Sunset phase section of WGMI's Delivery Framework to officially deliver and offboard a project.

Part Six: DAO Operations

How we operate

Second to this Guidebook, Notion is WGMI's powerhouse, particularly because we are an asyncronous organization. General WGMI and Community resources are housed in Notion, as well as internal project and task tracking and management. See WGMI Notion 101 Guide

  • DAO daily tasks will be posted in Notion, dework, or at the guild or project level
  • The DAO will generally operate with Seasons
    • Cohorts may be within Seasons
  • Monthly Town Halls
  • Monthly Newsletters
  • Weekly updates
  • Please note that WGMI operations may change season over season :)

Meetings at WGMI

1. Reminder for DAO Council + Tribe Leads Weekly Update


Attendees, please respond to the calendar invite with their status for that week: • Attending - come prepared with updates
• Not attending - will provide updates async by EOD

Please use the rest of the time for updates:
• DAO Council to update: DAO Council Weekly Update

Time & Location

  • Time: Weekly on Wednesdays 12–12:15 PM EST
  • Location: not an active meeting, but rather a placeholder for team updates.

2. DAO Council + Tribe Leads Weekly Meeting


• Review DAO Council Weekly Update and Tribe Lead Weekly Updates • OKRs/KPIs season 2 • Roadmap/timeline/priority for tasks • Resources required to accomplish the plan

Time & Location

3. Reminder for Town Hall Prep #1


Attendees, please respond to the calendar invite with the status for that week: • Attending - come prepared with updates   • Not attending - will provide updates async by EOD: • Summary of previous month's DAO-wide activities  • Goals for the following month • Season updates on key priorities of the DAO

Time & Location

  • Time: The second to last Wednesday of every month from 12–1 PM EST.
    • For example, in 2022, the dates would be: July 20, Aug 24, Sept 21
  • Location: Council Chat Voice Channel

Reminder: Town Hall Prep 2


Attendees, please respond to the calendar invite with the status for that week:

  • Attending - come prepared with updates
  • Not attending - will finalize updates async and ensure all DAO-Wide updates are captured:
    • Summary of previous month's DAO-wide activities
    • Goals for the following month
    • Season updates on key priorities of the DAO

Time & Location

  • Time: The last Monday of every month from 12–12:30 PM EST.
    • For example, in 2022, the dates would be: July 25, Aug 29, Sept 26
  • Location: Council Chat Voice Channel

Town Hall Monthly


Town Hall Monthly summarizes the previous month's DAO-wide activities, programming, highlights, and general vibey updates.

Time & Location

Our Stack

  • Moloch v3
    • We're summoning the core "DAO Council" using Moloch v2. Members are highly dedicated contributors and have skin in the game. We're incentivizing contributors who have worked for the DAO to be brought into the core DAO governance activities. This is mecca.
    • Moloch v3 Repo
  • DAOHaus
    • We are using DAOHaus to make our smart contract calls to Moloch more efficient and usable for "normies"/ non-technical DAO members. Anybody should be able to jump in, create an on-chain proposal, vote/ govern, and pass proposals democratically with clear guidelines.
      • How it works [Link]
  • Gnosis
    • We're deploying Gnosis safes across Guilds. At the Guild level (working group schema), teams should be able to pull funds from the Guild quickly and efficiently for Cohorts (sprints).
      • How it works [Link]
  • Contributor Badges (NFTs)
    • Over time, NFTs will be made available for individual contributors to buy their way into DAO work via cohorts. This is your medallion into Community Management.
      • How it Works [Link]
  • Snapshot
    • With that same NFT, we will use Snapshot to create signals from contributors of the DAO. You may only be here to work for one season, a cohort—but your opinion still matters.
      • How it Works [Link]
  • Coordinape
    • Coordinating is hard work and honest work (insert DeFi Famer meme)... We're using Coordinape to help Cohort contributors/ participants vote on who REALLY did the work for each sprint/ epoch/ cohort. Based on the results, those recognized will be allocated ERC-20s (DAI) from the Guild's Gnosis Multisig Safe.
      • How it Works [Link]
  • Forum
    • Does your Guild need some capital? Summon a Community Funding Proposal! Does your Guild have some ideas on what they will prioritize? Summon a WGMI Improvement Proposal (WIP) for your Season!
      • How it works [Link]

Part Seven: FAQ & Other Musings

Thoughts, answers, and working thoughts...

Why Ethereum?

Ethereum is more than crypto. The future internet of value is sovereign, uncensorable, composable, self-custodial, and decentralized. The Ethereum protocol and Community brings together technology, ethos, and pathos that we align with and believe is the future internet. We're focused on this path and find more success in building directly for this ecosystem.

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Is this Web3?

Ethereum is Web3. Other protocols aim to create a crypto-native internet layer, improve user ownership of data, enable the transfer of internet state, and create ways to tokenize value in various financial services or assets that can be sent across internet protocols.

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