Quick and Simple Facts:
The Steem Alliance Foundation
Steem Alliance Foundation quick notes! If you are already following this project you probably don't need to read this. Feel free either way. :)
What is it?
Steem Alliance is a Work Group to facilitate the beginning phases of a foundation or non-profit to benefit the growth of the Steem Blockchain. The Initial funding will be provided by SteemIt, Inc.
If you would like more details read this post.
Why you might care:
The Vision of the foundation is to fund projects with community support via the foundation or non-profit.What I hope that means is community driven projects funded by an active and accessible organization without the challenges of convincing and waiting for SteemIt, Inc's approval.
How can I get more info?
Please join the Steem Alliance Discord https://discord.gg/Rc8hts
What are the next steps
Currently, interested members of the community are asked to provide feedback on the structure of the organization and how it will be organized.
If reading through proposals of how it should be structured isn't of interest to you feel free not to participate as I understand a limited number of people want to read proposals and vote on which is the best approach.
However, reasonable steps must be taken to gather feedback and give those with knowledge and interest time to weigh in and provide feedback.
It's totally optional to participate.
What do I need to do if I am unsure:
There is a deadline coming up for registering to vote, if you have recently heard about this project and aren't sure whether or not you are interested in selecting a structure at this early stage, go ahead and register to vote. Instructions here
I want to support this project because I think multiple ways to fund projects and the ability to pay for development of the Steem Eco-system is a win. Having additional methods and funds available only provides more options. It is my hope this organization may choose to fund operations like Promotion, Marketing or even User-Experience Upgrades or Front-Ends and maybe exciting projects I haven't considered, at this stage the project is young and the benefits are still open to community input.
This post is meant to point you towards information if you are interested. If you know of community members that might be interested in participating please forward