How were the funds allocated?
$2200 Hannah Mitchell, facilitating the first Bloom Womb Pod to incubate regenerative projects
$7000 Magenta Ceiba, DAO governance and tokenomics
$20,000 Dustin and Danielle Kieb of Brainfog, website development
$4,000 Jacqueline Radebaugh and Yev Muchnik legal deposit for forming our federated cooperative with DAO governance
$10,000 Magenta Ceiba, website UI/UX
$1000 Alina Beckerman, reimbursement for venue costs of our 2019 Pollination hackathon in SF
$11,000 earmarked for remainder of DAO / federated cooperative formation
$20,000 earmarked for remainder of website development
What has happened with your project since the last round?
Our goal with GR12 was to raise enough funds to implement Web3 tools to empower our community to financially collaborate across borders! And thanks to your generosity we were successful. Since GR12 we have shifted into development mode!
- Began development on our multi-user blogging website. This empowers local Blooms to be rewarded for contributing blog posts and action templates, using MyMeta by MetaGame. It also provides more visibility for projects on the ground that don’t themselves have large social media reach.
- Completed the site architecture, milestones, and all page wireframes for desktop and mobile.
- Completed infrastructure and core services, navigation, and landing page (imagine you had a timeline that was only about on-the-ground regenerative projects and how to participate in them. That’s Bloom’s landing page.)
- Confirmed engagement with Jason Wiener legal firm representatives Jacqueline Radebaugh and Yev Muchnik to set up Bloom Network’s federated cooperative structure. It will be governed by a series of DAOs (each local Bloom will have its own, and Bloom International which maintains the communications infrastructure for the network). It took us 10 years to find a legal structure that could hold our international governance model!! We’re excited to be working with an all-female team on this.
- Identified an alternate solution to Discord which our community is not sticking to. This should work for other communities struggling with Discord as well. It will be matrix chat running on our website, connected with WhatsApp and other channels where local chapters are, and integrated with sign-on to our blogging site and MyMeta profiles.
- Confirmed a Bloom Birth Party at Diamante Bridge Collective’s HOME Farm, prior to launching our call to Bloom in June when we will publicly invite people to form local Blooms. We will also do a mixer with Diamante Bridge Collective to bring local Bloom leaders from other countries to experience the farthest along local Bloom.
- Networking with the ReFi movement to communicate our experience of what grassroots communities need support with, in order to bring their carbon sequestration and social benefit activities online to the various ReFi protocols.