Aura Dogs DAO animal aid bootstrap grant

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Very happy to see the progress on your side. I will share a word doc next week with a rough agenda for the video. Very Excited!! :slight_smile:

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Awesome let’s DAO @robinnagpal

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THINGS ARE MOVING FAST FOR AURA DOGS :slight_smile: I would like to leave our link tree here for people to track our progress as we carry on trying to achieve our metrics dilligently.
https://linktr.ee/auradogs
Also, for anyone interested we will be battletesting the Aura Dogs Shelter House in the metaverse this monday 28th of April at a local univeristy talk. Feel free to join in and talk crypto in spanish. Links will be on our discord on the day of the event.

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Made it to Forbes , thank you Harmony for making this possible


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Check our social media for more details on this interview https://twitter.com/auradogsdao/status/1521496849785442305?s=21&t=FbYdP3hvitnp85ZOtYG4RA

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Today Aura Dogs is giving out some of it’s first Animal Aid and Care grants. All funded in ONE tokens. Thank you for making this possible Harmony Protoco and communityl~!



9000 ONE or 9000 dollars in ONE? (I bet it’s the former).

You received 450k ONE or 60k dollars beginning of April. 9000 ONE is ~350 USD.

The multisig has ~270k ONE after two months of operation. This thing won’t exist in half year when funds dry out…

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60k to help dogs in Ecuador. Harmony DAO grants really never stop to amaze me

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Dear @Sbae, thank you for sharing your thoughts. Your message is useful to give some much needed context regarding the operations of the DAO.

The market downturn has meant that our initial capacity to bootstrap the project has been reduced greatly. We decided from the start to leave our treasury in ONE tokens. This was a very unfortunate mistake. We should have managed our treasury differently and sticked to stablecoins or a diversified portafolio. We did not see this sharp downturn in the crypto market coming.

Nonetheless, as we adjusted our budget to ONE tokens for every item in the budget posted here, we had to get creative about how to start our grants programme. It would have been lovely to give out three $5k animal aid grants, but that money has been reduced severly. With the 9000 $ONE tokens we were aiming towards approximately $500 dollar microgrants.

How to go about this has another layer of complexity disregardless of market conditions. After studying our local animal care foundation ecosystem we have noticed that it is very difficult to locate projects that actually treat animals in a dignified way. There is a lot of work to do in order to scale up the operations of animal shelters to comply with basic ethical concepts that we as a community share. Our first grant given to Sabia was very well studied on the ground given the life conditions and care given to the Dogs there, and in comparison to other Animal Shelters @Rufo21 has been in touch with. We are hoping to expand our support and collaboration with Sabia as Aura Dogs Animal Shelter ambassadors carrying forward. This is the idea behind the micro grant programme. Sustained help instead than all at once while we prepare to create a DAO platform that will allow them to become part of the crypto ecosystem in a more elegant way.

We still have 85744.02 ONE tokens to deliver in our animal aid and care programme. We will carry forward under a micro grant programme until we scale the capacity to aid the shelters more. Hopefully, with the use of a technological platform that will help them transition from asking for donations towards selling digitial assets in order to fund their operations. We hope that our draft whitepaper deliverable will be useful in explaining how we are thinking about sustaining the DAO in this way. I invite you to read that once it’s published. We would love to hear your constructive criticism regarding it!

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Can you present cost breakdown where did the funds you spent so far go?

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Thanks. What is under governance and marketing? If you can post a breakdown rather than high level overview.

Hi Sbae, we will share this information soon under a report with our next grant application. I would love to share that with you right now but our focus at present time is working in our last month’s projects and delivererables as part of our bootstrap commitments.

So let me get this straight: you did pay (yourselves) for “marketing” and “governance” but you don’t know or can’t show what it actually is for?

And you dare to say you will reveal it when you apply for next chunk of money?

Out of 187k ONE that you spent so far only 9k went to the actual supposed cause you are supporting (with someone else’s money), that’s less than 5%. Even the worst charities don’t have this much overhead.

I will tell you what it looks like from outside in: extracting money under the pretext of charitable cause and slapping “blockchain” “NFT” on it.

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70% revenue of our NFT collection sales is going to be destined towards an Impact DAO and 100% revenue of secondary sales too. We have other cool ideas to build something unique towards our mandates. Specially how these can be sustained in the future in a descentralized manner.
I don’t know how you expect people to work towards building something, if they are not getting paid.
Tomorrow we will start a dog sterilization campaign in a worker’s neighborhood called Comite del Pueblo, in Quito, Ecuador. (There is a social uprising in Ecuador, google “Paro Nacional”, we hope we can do the campaign in peace).
I would love to see you actively building and committed to something other than a trolling account.
Bear markets can be hard and bring this sort of negativity. We are being strategic and have a clear vision of what we are trying to accomplish. For which we can mentally tolerate your accusations with a clear conscience. I will not be answering to your comments anymore. I’ve tried to be open with your critique but it has now become defamation and slander. Have a good day.

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I am now being harassed in private messages by @Rufo21

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Just making sure you get exposed on your difamation because of your hate towards a good cause … we can explain anyone on the space about our project , sorry for the time lost here with trolls …

He’s just asking what you did with the money, petting a couple of dogs somewhere in the world doesn’t make you unaccountable

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The only person getting exposed is YOU. For your swindling of grant funds and shady tactics you use. Why do you send me private message in first place? Nothing warrants for this to happen. You could have replied in public. But you TRIED to bully me into “leaving the community” and that I am being “toxic” and a “troll” for asking you difficult questions (difficult to you, they shouldn’t be difficult to anyone doing honest work).

And now you try to portray this as defamation like you are the victim? Lmao. Shame shame SHAME on you and your “DAO”.

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