Contributors Guide

In the near future Giveth is launching its DApp. To Build the Future of Giving we need your help: may you be a developer, designer, writer, organizer, blogger, tester ... whatever you do or make, we value your contribution in the Giveth Decentralized Altruistic Community.

Every month the 4 Circles or ‘Campaigns’ of the Giveth DAC (Product Development, Communication, Governance, Social Coding) award a considerable amount in eth to contributors who add value to our Community, via our RewardDAO. Below we explain how you can become a contributor and how you can be awarded and rewarded for your efforts!

Step 1: Join us

  • We post all tasks to the #contributors room/channel on Riot & Slack on a weekly basis, be sure to join this room together with the relevant circle's room/channel.
  • If we get to know you, we might also proactively reach out to you if we have tasks. To this end, you can fill out your info here. Know that through this info we can also refer you to non-profits that will be living on our platform, as they too will need your support.

Step 2: Discuss your task

  • Once you have picked up a task, the ideal place to discuss your progress or ask questions is in the linked channel (#Product Development, #Communication, #Governance, #Social Coding) or in direct messages with the person who requested this task.
  • Once your task is completed and approved by the task requester, do share the result in the appropriate channel.
  • The task requester will dish out points for what you did in the relevant channel. These points will be paid out in ether at the end of the monthly reward period (15th of each month).

Step 3: Prove your work

  • Please make a video as proof of what you did:
    • Go to our Wall of Fame, where you start by tapping/clicking on the ‘+’ (bottom right). Please note: Currently the Wall of Fame only supports Chrome browser
    • Create your video or upload an existing one, with your camera, using screen recording, or a combination of both.
    • Make sure you add your chat handle and a public wallet address that can hold ether.
    • Share the link to this video in the appropriate channels and in #contributors.

At Giveth we strongly believe in transparency and accountability, so we take this video proof very seriously, please take a few minutes to create this before the 15th of the month, so we can pay you out the awarded points in ether! For work done in the last few days of this period, we allow a 3 day grace period for the video (until noon, 18th CET)

Step 4: Get rewarded

  • On the 15th of each month the representatives of the 4 circles convene and discuss how much points they awarded to each contributor. Representatives can make changes to the points they awarded up to this date.
  • After discussion, the representatives assign ‘weight’ to the different circles for that month, which is translated into percentages and recalibrates the final amount of ether that is attributed to every contributor.
  • The document with the final points and awarded ether is shared in the #contributors channel on the 18th of each month. Internally, we use the Giveth DApp (running on Rinkeby testnet) to track and pay out contributor rewards as soon as possible through Milestones.

Before data enters our DApp, we use a spreadsheet to keep track of awarded points. Review an archived spreadsheet as example here.

More info here on how the RewardDAO works. A contribution for which Giveth contributor Cleo received points. :)