Proposal: Solution to Improve DAO Governance Efficiency

1. Motivation:

I believe Giveth DAO is very serious about its Governance Process and involving community in making key decisions as evidently by the amount of work has go into this document (Governance Process - GIVernance - Giveth Forum: Join the conversation to shape the Future of Giving)

I’m a co-founder of Syncvote. I believe our tool can add tangible value to the implementation of Giveth DAO’s governance process without any changes to the current setup. The goal is to let admins and members focus on making decisions instead of getting lost in tech stuff.

I previously raised a discussion on the forum (here: Automated workflow for Giveth - Giveth Forum: Join the conversation to shape the Future of Giving) and upgrade our products continuously during the discussion, so I decided to start this thread to make better presentation on how Giveth DAO can benefit from Syncvote. If this is something interesting, I would like to take this to the next phase.

2. Problem Now:

I see 3 existing problems in implementing Giveth DAO governance process:

  1. The proposer must remember all the technical details of the governance process to avoid making mistakes.
  2. The proposer has to bounce around different platforms, such as Discourse, Discord, Snapshot etc., for each step of the process.
  3. Any solution that could potentially consolidate everything into one platform for consistency and ease of navigation would require the DAO to abandon its current setup and adopt a new one.

3. How We Solve It:

Syncvote provides a chrome extension. It works as a unified front-end for any DAO member that wants to make a proposal to Giveth DAO. It acts like a central hub, no more bouncing between different platforms. Members can kick off and handle proposals, watch progress, and move through stages – all in one interface.

Why Syncvote will fit nicely into the current Giveth DAO practice:

  1. Non-invasive, there isn’t any new platform to familiarize with, just open the extension and click “start new proposal” to start.

  2. The extension works with all the platforms DAO has been using, so you don’t need to make any changes to your current setup.

  3. It’s free, our goal is to eventually put every DAO to operate completely on-chain, so until Giveth DAO decides to write data on-chain; it won’t cost you anything.

My cofounder’s created this video to illustrate how the plugin works for a DAO: Syncvote Demo

4. Next Steps to Implement:

To implement this transformative solution for Giveth DAO, we propose the following steps:

  1. After the proposal has been passed, I will convert the Giveth Governance Process into a format compatible with Syncvote. An administrator/coreteam member can help me to follow-up and also check its accuracy.
  2. After that, Giveth DAO will start announcing to community members on forum, announcement channels on discord and twitter etc., that they can start using Syncvote extension to make new proposals from then on.

In conclusion, I see this as a straightforward implementation that helps to smooth governance experience for Giveth DAO community members. I would be grateful if Giveth DAO adopts Syncvote.

Thank you for reading my post. I would like to have your feedback on this topic.


Hello Giveth friends,

I would love to have some of your comments on the topic. The proposal aims to make the governance or any other kinds of process be something easy for every community member to take part in.
Do you think the process now is easy enough for everyone to cast a vote or raise a voice?

Hey @godwin - it’s hard to visualize what you are proposing to implement. Could you share some links to the syncvote app/extension?

Generally Giveth doesn’t have much appetite for fielding external proposals or integrating new tools into our Governance stack these days as our resources are limited and our priorities are on growing the Giveth donation platform, so that would be why there isn’t much engagement on your proposal.

Also, could you clarify if you are expecting to receive any sort of funding from Giveth as part of this proposal?

Hello @mitch ,

Thank for your feedback. Sorry for the long response also, I did not receive notifications about your response.

Hey @godwin - it’s hard to visualize what you are proposing to implement.

I am proposing that Giveth uses Syncvote to control or automate all the process happening within DAOs. It could be governance process, or process to apply for funding etc.,

Syncvote also could be helpful for donation platform of Giveth also,

Also, could you clarify if you are expecting to receive any sort of funding from Giveth as part of this proposal?

It is free, so community members will get benefits much from that

I would love to make call to demo to Giveth how Syncvote works and brings benefit to community.

Could anyone suggest how to do it? Before that we had Demo session, but now we don’t.

I would love to tag: @WhyldWanderer @mitch for this matter,