We are nearing the end of Stage Two of the Official Request For Proposals for the structure of the community foundation and thank everyone who has submitted a proposal thus far. (You can find the current proposals in this post or in the Steem Alliance Discord Server.)
In order to help the community easily compare the diverse proposals, we will be asking each team to answer the questionnaire below as well as additional questions from the community, which we will be collecting in this post.
Please read the questions here and leave a comment below of any other questions you feel would be beneficial.
The Working Group will be reviewing questions and adding relevant suggestions to the questionnaire before sending out to the proposal teams.
Structure Proposal Questionnaire
Overview/ Executive Summary- In a few paragraphs describe, in simple terms, your structure design and its purpose.
Purpose - What is the primary purpose of your structure?
Primary Benefit(s) (of this structure) - What are the benefits of your structure design? What problems does it solve? How does it benefit the community?
Mission - What are the goals in this proposed foundation and how will they be achieved?
Organizational Structure - What will the actual structure of the foundation look like?
Foundation Members - How will the members of the foundation and their roles be decided?
Leadership - What levels of leadership, if any, will be involved?
Community Involvement/Communication - What role does the community play in your structure? How will they be represented? How will communication be kept open?
Accountability - How will this foundation (under your structure) hold themselves accountable to the community? How, if any, will the community be able to remove members if they fail to hold true to the principles and mission put forth by the approved structure?
Fiat Legal Structure - What type of entity is it?
Foundation Funding - How will your structure be funded? Will it depend on fundraising, profit based ideas, donations, etc?
Project Funding - How will future projects be funded? What process will be included? What role, if any, does the community play in this?
Collaboration/Interaction - How do you see your foundation design interacting with projects like the coming Steem Worker Proposal (Steem DAO) by Blocktrades?
What other questions would you like to see on this questionnaire?
All teams working on structure proposals for the community foundation will be asked to fill the above questions out to help the community easily compare the proposals.
Please leave a comment below with questions you would like added and the Working Group will be reviewing and adding relevant suggestions.
What is the Steem Alliance?
The Steem Alliance is an idea of a community coming together to build a foundation with the collective goal of improving Steem as a whole.
The goal of this future foundation is to be the combined “face of the chain”, working alongside additional groups as well as Steemit Inc. to better the Steem platform together. With a main focus on helping to push Steem into the mainstream arena with focus on marketing, upkeep of Steemit.com, development of steemd, outreach and Steem events. Funding would need to be fundraising/profit based but also with large seed from Steemit Inc. itself.
The goal of this Working Group is to oversee the establishment of the future foundation while ensuring transparency, fairness and that the community's voice is heard. Once the foundation is established, Working Group is disbanded.