Thanks for the stage call-up at end of the town hall yesterday! (It was good to hear the rest of the town hall as well.) Through attending town halls, owning some $MOONEY, and all our conversations, I feel fairly in tune with MoonDAO’s mission, concerns, and considerations.
I totally hear you @Kori & @al3sha - I agree that investments should be considered from as many angles as possible, including the precedents set by choices early on. I think deals like this need to work for organizations on many levels, and that’s what we’ve been working to do in conceptualizing this opportunity and trying to assure it achieves all of these goals with minimal risk and maximum upside.
In terms of which cognitive ‘bucket’ to place this opportunity, I would predominantly consider this a PR/Marketing expense/investment (I include “investment” as this may very well result in a net gain, which is ultimately the objective of PR initiatives). By having the opportunity to become better known to the wider community, through our (livestream and recorded) DAODenver fireside chat or presentation, helping make DAODenver free to all ETHDenver attendees, and being known as sponsors of our main event, the objective would be for this to result in better understanding of what MoonDAO is all about (not just as a brand or a meme) amongst the greater DAO/crypto community (which could result in additional token value - and actually translate into a significant net gain).
Here are the ways we’re proposing this in order to maximize success for MoonDAO, attendees of DAODenver and ETHDenver, and all organizations involved.
DAOists is looking at structuring everything through a Juicebox fundraiser, with the objective of raising funds to make DAODenver a totally free event. MoonDAO’s participation in DAODenver would be seen as a contribution towards making DAODenver free to everyone, not just sponsoring or throwing a party.
In terms of serendipity and timing, 2/15 (the eve of the event) is the Chinese New Year Full Moon, and what would be better than having a “Moonscape Themed Party” hosted by MoodDAO? The event can also act as the launch platform for whatever MoonDAO would like to get the word out about (potentially a Launch Event for Ticket to Launch Whitelist - or another timely announcement).
In the proposal (as @pablo mentioned), we’d stipulate that DAOists would also purchase $25K $Mooney, so we’d each own $25K in each other’s currency, so the net cost to MoonDAO would be $0 in a way of looking at it.
Additionally, we’d provide all Mooneys at ETHDenver with VIP Access to the “Skybox” (1100 square feet space with a private bar that overlooks the entire event, that we’re planning to turn into a lounge for speakers, sponsors, and VIP ticket holders).
For existing DAODenver ticket holders, we’ll offer a refund and provide the option of being upgraded to VIP status and other benefits if they choose not to request a refund.