Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs) are now being used widely across the DeFi space for management of blockchains and funding pools. The trend is encouraging in terms of the volume of funds, the number of DAOs and the evolution of the existing DAOs. At the same time, these organizations fall short in a few ways: voter fatigue, accountability for funds after allocation, and the inability of the tech to do much other than allocate funds and upgrade the blockchain code.
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Free Weekly Consultation Call
We host a weekly AMA where you can ask about your DAO and tokenomics for free in small group (2-4 participants). Join free Thursday morning or evening (UTC).
Individual Consultation Call
For an individual consulting hour, click here. We don’t charge in advance for the consultation, but our regular rate is $250 / hour and we expect that you will pay if you have the means and feel the consultation was worth the price.
DAO Downloadable Template
If you want to do some work on your own, we’ve created the “DAO Initial Conditions Template” for you to fill with your team, considering the different areas of governance for your DAO.
Custom Workshops and Training
DAO Leadership provides hands-on workshops that have your team actually implementing new techniques for problem-solving, planning and collaboration. Unlike other management consultants, we take a hands-on approach to applying the techniques we teach.
Transformation of your organization doesn’t just come from the top: it comes when your team creates a common language and a common process for approaching new opportunities and challenges.
The Future Ain’t What It Used to Be Workshop
Money, Currency and Control
The Future Ain’t What It Used to Be is a 6-week session where we will challenge the conventional wisdom about money and currency. We will look into what money really is, the rules of the game, and how the system has become so unsustainable. We investigate cryptocurrency, common practices, and alternative economic models for a sustainable future.
The workshop is in reverse-classroom format, such that you will watch videos or read articles between sessions, and the two hours we spend together will be in discussion with other professionals about the relevance of the materials to your life and your community.
Although you’ll learn quite a bit, this is not a lecture where we give you answers. Instead, you’ll get a new set of questions to ask and a new set of perspectives from which to ask them.
We’re also working on a book on How to DAO, hopefully to be released in the first half of 2022. If you are interested in reviewing early drafts and providing feedback, SIGN UP HERE:
Tokenomics isn’t just about the financial viability of your project: it’s also about the governance.
One of the promises of blockchain, and specifically DAOs, is that of collective decision-making. Many tokenomics models are based on one-token-one-vote systems, giving power to those who joined early or who have the financial abilities to buy power. In these situations, when token value rises, the DAO simply becomes a plutocracy. Even worse, i n many DAOs, it seems the only reason people participate is for financial incentives, rather than alignment with the vision.
Fortunately, there are ways to properly design tokenomics for the organization values as well as financial values. DAOs can be managed through NFTs and other types of reputational systems. Our team can design tokenomics for any project, depending on your needs, fundraising requirements, and models for DAO governance.
FUTURE OF MONEY WORKSHOP
Why does it seem that after so muche conomic growth, our system is so fragile? What are the foundations that money stands on that made it so fragile, and could they be changed?
The Future Ain’t What It Used to Be, a reverse-classroom workshop where you’ll meet others and discuss how your communities can implement new systems.