From the feedback that the @retroPGF community twitter/X account received via DMs & comments, we believe there is a need for a RetroPGF Onboarding & Support. The goal of this program is to provide comprehensive support for projects participating in RetroPGF 4, ensuring they have the resources, knowledge, and guidance needed for success. The program may focus on organizing showcases, sharing best practices, offering marketing assistance or any other creative approach to make RetroPGF 4 easier for projects.
Intent 4 - Improve governance accessibility
To be set by Grants Council
To be set by Grants Council
Upon receiving the grant
A few weeks after RetroPGF 4 Results are announced
- Large projects with marketing teams and VC funding have a huge advantage in RetroPGF, we would like to level the playing field and offer support to projects that need it at every stage of the RetroPGF cycle.
- This initiative would be designed to enhance the RetroPGF application experience for participating projects aiming to empower small, less funded projects to create more robust applications. The focus is on providing comprehensive insights into the voting process, step-by-step guidance through the application journey, and fostering a deeper understanding of the RetroPGF and how to market your project.
- This aligns with the intent to improve accessibility and knowledge sharing within Optimism Governance.
The only requirement is to design and execute a program that will support smaller projects in their RetroPGF journey, this could include:
- Showcasing what impact means in the Optimism context, explaining impact measurement using on-chain metrics and defining clear impact metrics for different types of projects, building off of the foundational work @LauNaMu did for RetroPGF 3.
- Conducting targeted marketing campaigns to identify potential projects that should apply for RetroPGF 4 and encourage their participation.
- Assisting projects in completing RetroPGF applications.
- Providing guidance on optimizing application quality and completeness.
- Supporting projects in raising the awareness of their proposals to badgeholders.
- Providing resources and assistance for proper project promotion during the voting phase.
- Assisting projects with KYC completion.
- Supporting projects in marketing their success stories and achievements.
NOTE: It should be clear to the projects supported and to the public that the program is not run by the Optimism Foundation but instead being run by an external party.
The winning project should be reporting their progress on the forum using the impact stats outlined in the next section as well as other stats that are relevant to their program. Also they should be requesting feedback from the organizers of RetroPGF 4 as well as projects they are supporting and sharing the feedback publicly. The integration of this feedback into the program will also be indicative of their progress.
- Number of actionable on-chain metrics adopted by supported projects, demonstrating clear cause and effect on the mission, and surpassing the influence of vanity metrics in measuring impact.
- Number of potential projects identified through targeted marketing for RetroPGF 4.
- Number of projects effectively assisted in completing RetroPGF applications.
- Number of projects optimizing their applications with detailed guidance.
- Number of resources provided for project promotion during the voting phase.
- Number of projects efficiently completing the KYC process with streamlined support.
- Number of projects effectively marketing their success stories.
Have you engaged a Grant-as-a-service provider for this Mission Request?
Has anyone other than the Proposing Delegate contributed to this Mission Request? If so, who, and what parts of this application did they contribute to?
This mission was co-authored by Anamarija who runs the @RetroPGF Twitter and flagged this need,
We also received feedback from Brichis and Jonas.
Brichis left various comments throughout the document and we integrated most of them.
Jonas suggested we add the note that it should be clear that the program is not run by the Optimism Foundation.