Meta-Governance Working Group
The Meta-Governance Working Group supports DAO governance initiatives and treasury management
The Meta-Governance Working Group is responsible for providing governance oversight and supporting the management and operation of working groups through DAO tooling and governance initiatives as well as treasury management for the DAO.
Meta-Governance WG Stewards
For the Q3/Q4 Term of 2023, the elected Stewards of the Meta-Governance Working Group are:
There are weekly MetaGov WG meetings and everyone is welcome. Meetings are held at 11am ET on Tuesdays.
☎️ Join the weekly MetaGov meeting with this Google Meet link.
To view the agenda and meeting notes for each MetaGov weekly meeting, visit this post on the Governance Forum, which is updated weekly.
If you would like to add an item to the agenda, you can reach out to the Lead Steward, Katherine Wu, by messaging her on the governance forum.
🔎 View meeting agendas and minutes in this forum post.
Meta-Governance WG Funds
The Meta-Governance WG is funded at the start of each term. The funding process is set out in Rule 10 of the Working Group Rules. A funding request is first passed as a Social Proposal on its own, then as a Collective Executable Proposal, with the other WG funding requests.
The funding request proposals for the current term can be found below:
Based on the approved funding requests, stewards allocate funding towards specific initiatives. Where practical, new multisigs (a.k.a pods) are funded with the specific purpose of distributing funds to a particular cause/initiative.
If there are a small number of initiatives a working group supports with its funding, then payments can be made straight from the working group multisig.
MetaGov stewards are empowered to distribute funds as they see fit, in pursuit of the purpose of their working group, pursuant to Rule 10.5 of the Working Group Rules. This means stewards may reallocate funds previously earmarked for another purpose in a funding request, to the extent it doesn’t conflict with any rules of the DAO or the Constitution.
MetaGovernance WG Multisig
The MetaGov WG multisig has four signers: the three stewards elected for the term plus the Secretary, who is appointed by a majority of stewards each term.
In order for a transaction to be executed, 3 of 4 signers must approve the transaction.
The current signers on the MetaGov WG multisig for Q1/Q2 2023 are shown in the image below.
Pods & Initiatives
DAO Tooling: The tooling pod focuses on developing interfaces and dashboards to improve the governance process and increase transparency across the DAO. The lead signer on this pod is ens.alisha.eth.
Governance: Fee reimbursements and initiatives related to reducing friction in the governance process are examples of how funding may be used in the Governance pod. The MetaGov stewards are the signer on this pod.
Sponsorships: Funds were earmarked in the Q1/Q2 2023 budget for sponsoring DAO-specific events such as DAO NYC, DAO Tokyo, and Aragon’s DAO Global Hackathon. There is no specific pod for sponsorships. Distributions will be made directly from the MetaGov multisig.
To share an idea or request funding related to a specific pod/initiative, reach out to a MetaGov steward or create a post under the #MetaGov Discussion category in the governance forum.
View the current balance and transaction history of the MetaGov WG multisig and related pods below. The signers on the multsig/pod are responsible for the distribution of funds from the pod.
nick.eth, 5pence.eth, katherineywu.eth, secretary.limes.eth
If you are seeking funding from the MetaGovernance WG, you are encouraged to attend a weekly Meta-Governance WG meeting and/or reach out to a Meta-Governance WG steward.