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CNGO - DAOs & NGOs working together

$30,000.00 Requested
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Problem:

Current methods used to ensure transparency of donor-NGO relationships are time consuming & easily infringed leading to mismanagement of funds & embezzlement without any stakeholder accountability.

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not approved impact proposal Requested 3% of the fund.
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经验

Team with 10 years of solid experience in business, marketing, auditing, social work & research. The values of Cardano align with our beliefs, in particular the governance aspect and fighting corruption by benefiting from the transparency that the blockchain technology provides

解决方案

Conducting research on operational procedures between donors & NGOs to configure the users journey for CNGO platform and how it can become a DAO ecosystem.

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[IMPACT] Please describe your proposed solution.

Following the Beirut blast, international aid flooded into the country to provide humanitarian relief. Many surveys were conducted in affected areas to compensate victims and help rebuild the destruction, however the execution of the funding was left to the local community. Given the lack of oversight and transparency, an influx of NGOs popped out of the blue to get a share of the donations yet quickly disappeared after providing little -to -no benefits. Of the significant amounts of funds received the money distributed to locals was minimal. Moreover, food and other donated goods were found on supermarket shelves and in stores being sold. Our solution was born from experiencing this real life event.

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Problem

NGOs are still working as centralized entities which lack transparency and accountability.

Many NGOs use exorbitantly expensive Web 2.0 proprietary softwares that achieve varying and often limited success in reaching donors, driving event attendance, increasing digital engagement or inspiring new volunteers. (e.g Almabase) This approach not only reduces the success of the NGOs by limiting their ability to deliver the essential services they provide, it also breeds a lack of trust among individuals or entities looking to donate.

Solution

We are researching how to integrate DAO with NGOs. By building a DAO, we are pushing NGOs to behave better. When NGOs are on the blockchain, donors have insight into their finances, voting records, and behavior, which provides them with complete transparency. As a result, this would reduce the mismanagement of funds and potential fraud. By bringing NGOs to the technology space, donors will benefit from the best of both worlds.

Methodology of research

  • Documenting donors' experiences via interviews
  • Understanding NGOs internal procedures prior, during and after receiving funds through participant observation.

Impactful Research Results

The findings of this research will be utilized in the execution of our primary Dapp solution.

[IMPACT] Please describe how your proposed solution will address the Challenge that you have submitted it in.

Our research will bridge the gap between NGOs and DAO. We will use our results to find ways on how to include DAOs with NGOs. And later stage, we will create a DAO tool to be used publicly with an open source.

[IMPACT] What are the main risks that could prevent you from delivering the project successfully and please explain how you will mitigate each risk?

As our focus is not solely on the people within Cardano, but people outside the blockchain as well and how to onboard them, the challenges we might face along the way to create a platform that connects donors to NGOs in a transparent way are the following:

Risk 1: Some NGOs won’t believe in the efficiency of blockchain or don't have enough knowledge/information about blockchains, investing the time to educate individuals about the blockchain

**Mitigation 1:**The mentioned challenges above lie in the decentralized nature of the project, therefore we need to approach NGOs professionally and prove to them that the blockchain can help them restore donors’ trust, along with making the process of receiving payments easier and much faster.

Risk 2: Donors/NGOs will not be interested in interviewing for research purposes

Mitigation 2: We will engage with donors/ngos already engaged in blockchain. Additionally, we will incentivize individuals for their time.

Risk 3: We aren't asking the right questions

Mitigation 3: We will work with organizations and individuals who have already successfully created DAOs in their communities to ensure we are covering all of our bases in terms of the data we plan to gather.

[FEASIBILITY] Please provide a detailed plan, including timeline and key milestones for delivering your proposal.

Now Until September 2022

  • Build a research foundation to understand how such a platform could be a viable solution as a DAO for donor-NGO mediations
  • Launching a website [ cngo.io ] with a purpose to provide detailed information about the roadmap &amp; Sustainability model, the team &amp; partners, the mission &amp; vision (beta version of the website is now available)

September 2022

  • Brief UX/Ui designer based on the most relevant use cases and user journeys found and to start testing them

Roadmap for our broader vision

Following the initial launch, it is our plan to release ongoing updates of the platform where vendors/suppliers of NGOs will be onboarded to optimize the monitoring of NGO expenditures.

Long-term Goal [2 years ahead]

Build a tool that validates eligibility of NGOs in a form of badge based and integrate it within the platform. The criteria will be the recorded performance of NGOs since their onboarding on the platform.

[FEASIBILITY] Please provide a detailed budget breakdown.

Research Phase (Desk Research &amp; Interviews)

  • Dedicated researcher
  • Survey &amp; Interview Incentive Fees (depending on sample size)
  • Incentives for potential interviewees
  • Tools for meetings, surveys, and data gathering

Total: USD 20,000

Findings Reporting

  • Dedicated Report Analyst
  • Report Design

Total: USD 5,000

Community Management

Community Manager to handle the discord channel for 5 months

1000$/Month

Total: USD 5,000

Total Budget: USD 30,000

[FEASIBILITY] Please provide details of the people who will work on the project.

Raphael Ibrahim

Founder / business development

Professional Business Developer with more than five years of experience in the business development processes.

Involved in product testing, management and development of new business opportunities.

<https://www.linkedin.com/in/raphael-ibrahim-7b6a7496/>

Marie-Claude Abou Khalil

Marketing Expert

Founder of Switch Avenue Agency following expertise of 10 years in luxury brands setup and Marketing (Loyalty, CRM, SOP…), mass market retail online and offline marketing. Expert in Financial institution’s(banks and others) digital redesign and relaunch in Mena region. Mastercard’s Lead consultant in contextual marketing engine expansion and development in GCC and Mena region.

<https://www.linkedin.com/in/marie-claude-abou-khalil-6258a218/>

Zuha El Helou

Anthropologist

Anthropologist and Philanthropist with 4 years of continuous experience in researching social and human science with UNESCO working on SDGs, with a special focus on SDG4 (Inclusive Education for all). Psycho-social support and community development volunteer for more than 3 years.

<https://www.linkedin.com/in/zuha-el-helou/>

Fadi Tawile

Chief Financial Officer

Senior Executive with more than 25 years of experience in management accounting for wholesale, retail and manufacturing industry.

Expert in negotiation related to commercial, administrative or legal contracts with clients, suppliers and NGOs.

Investor in ADA for more than 2 years.

<https://www.linkedin.com/in/fadi-tawile-04127212/>

Team Breakdown

Management Raphael, Zuha &amp; Marie Claude

Operations Raphael, Zuha &amp; Fady

Marketing Marie-Claude

Tech Team TBD

[FEASIBILITY] If you are funded, will you return to Catalyst in a later round for further funding? Please explain why / why not.

Yes, we are creating a dao tool with an open source so we might return to Catalyst in a later round.

[AUDITABILITY] Please describe what you will measure to track your project's progress, and how will you measure these?

  1. Publish Literature Review by the end of July
  2. Conduct fieldwork (interviews, observation) (September)
  3. Publish fieldwork results (October)

Progress will be measured against monthly progress and a KPI tracker aligned with our project plan. Progress reports will be shared with the Cardano community through the evidence field in our monthly submissions and through our regular community meetings.

[AUDITABILITY] What does success for this project look like?

Success for this project will mean that we answer all research questions and run a conclusive experiment with the selected NGOs and Donors. Upon completion of the project, we should have a clear understanding of how to include a DAO with NGOs, and how this integration might be beneficial for both parties.

[AUDITABILITY] Please provide information on whether this proposal is a continuation of a previously funded project in Catalyst or an entirely new one.

This is an entirely new proposal

Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Rating

The impact of working to reach any SDG has a substantial impact on community development. Two main features of SDGs are decentralization and of course traceability, CNGO aims at targeting all the 17 SDGs in an indirect manner by simply bridging the gap between the donor and the NGO. Our end-user is the human being.

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Impact / Alignment

4.5 / 5
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I think the suggestion has summed up my thoughts, so I'll leave the microphone to the suggestion team:. Current methods used to ensure transparency of donor-NGO relationships are time-consuming and prone to breaches leading to poor fund management and embezzlement without any stakeholders. which agency is responsible. The

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This is only the first step, but an important one. " Current methods are used to ensure transparency of donor relationships Conduct research on working processes between donors and NGOs to configure the user journey for the CNGO platform and how it can become a DAO ecosystem. Describe the challenge that requires creating working groups and becoming more involved in discussions Team with 10 years of solid experience in sales, marketing, auditing, social work and research. Cardano's values ​​align with our beliefs, especially in terms of governance and anti-corruption by benefiting from the transparency blockchain technology provides.

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NGOs are essential to bringing about change in underdeveloped nations; frequently, they are the ones that hold the government and industry accountable and ensure that progress is being made in the right direction. However, in the present day's world of Ponzi schemes and scams, many NGOs are either being defrauded of the intended donations or are unable to achieve their objectives. In order to have a prolonged involvement of NGOs and their volunteers in developing nations, a transparent method to keep this in check is unquestionably required. The right DAO can significantly increase the impact that NGOs may have on society by keeping them on course and overseeing how monies generated are used. The proposer attempts to find the best possible solution to this problem, and this proposal is an auxiliary project that is concentrated on the research portion while another proposal is made by the team from the perspective of implementation. The author also appears to have a solid answer for each danger involved and is well aware of the potential impact his concept could have. If this proposal is funded, together with its other proposal, it might significantly improve the chain. However, just this suggestion might provide a plethora of new options for programmers engaged in NGO tracking.

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This proposal addresses a very critical real world challenge. There are many times donors wholeheartedly release huge sums of money to be used to support victims of disaster or people in need. But due to the fact that there are no accurate systems in place to check accountability, NGOs or sometimes local community leaders misuse funds, not for the intended purposes. This disrupts trust of donors for NGOs and also affect intended recipients. The proposers intend to do a thorough research and use the findings to create a DAO for NGOs so that they operate on Blockchain. This means that every donation, spending, and all activities including decision making processes are captures on the Blockchain and donors will have access to every information they need to have on their donations. This will increase transparency and effectiveness in delivery. Intended beneficiaries of donations will not be affected by inefficiencies in centralized NGO operations. DAOs on the Cardano Blockchain will lead to increased participation and adoption of Cardano by many. There will also be possible increase in project catalyst participation.

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This proposal is definitely Cardano's style – proposing research to find a way to make Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) more accountable and fraud-resistant. This idea makes strides toward the un-victimization of people that Cardano strives for. They are starting out on this road conducting interviews with donors and researching the current centralized method of maintaining an NGO. They key metrics of this proposal align with the challenge setting and the proposal is for short-term research but the team has another proposal to further build out a daApp and scale. The proposal includes a roadmap and a long-term (2 years) goal to build a tool to verify eligibility of NGOS and record their behavior on the platform. Ultimately, they would like to “bridge the gap” between NGOs and DAO with an open-source tool. Embarking on this research journey excites me and I find the ask reasonable, rated 5 stars.

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This proposal if successful could provide a model for NGO operations from a DAO structure, which has been done on other chains (e.g. Endaoment on Ethereum or Angel Protocol former on Terra), but has yet to have a prominent model on Cardano (to my knowledge). The problem to be addressed here –using a DAO framework to provide transparency to donor/NGO relations is clear and concise, fits within the challenge framework, and could potential provide positive impact on the Cardano ecosystem.

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Bridging the gap between NGOs and DAO will have beneficial effect on Cardano. This proposal is focused on investigation and documentation of needs and requirements and NGOs and how they can include DAOs in their operations. The results of research will be published. Results of this proposal can be used to make Cardano a better environment for DAOs, publications can be considered a tool that can be used by the community.

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Given experience and plan presented is likely that this proposal will be implemented successfully?

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"The budget does not include any easily identifiable items for training materials, only development costs using Web 2.0 proprietary software and project management. Training materials often take a long time to produce. development, so this results in a lower confidence level on the budget.The time plan contains a lot of time for this one project. We are working on how to integrate the DAO with NGOs. how to build a DAO, we are pushing NGOs to behave better.As NGOs get on blockchain, donors have financial insight, dropout record votes and their behaviour, which provides them with complete transparency, References show relevant experience for successful development of the proposed website.Our research will narrow it down. gap between NGO and DAO

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Even though they are only briefly addressed, the readers are given an elaborated plan that includes attainable targets that are set at regular intervals when simply the research portion of the larger plan is taken into consideration. Looking at the impact metrics review reveals that two proposals have been made with a significant amount of work already completed and split effectively. This helps to increase the feasibility metrics by a few points. The proposed finances are also extremely reasonable and appear to be necessary to complete the investigation and present the results. The idea of a UI to share these discoveries is also included by the team in the plan. The introduction of the team was masterful, and it provides a range of skills to the ecosystem. The crew also appears to be aware of the outside resources already at their disposal to help them in their endeavor, which demonstrates their passion and tenacity for making this an exciting experience. The team's plan and long-term objectives reveal the shared large vision, thus the community can anticipate that the project will ultimately have an optimistic implementation and outcome.

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There is comprehensive plan presented with stated milestones with time schedule attached. The plan and timelines presented is a realistic one. For a research phase of this work I think the team presented is an amazing team and they will do well. They have the qualification, experience and necessary skills for this proposal. But I think for only the research phase the funds requested is too huge, because the team intends to apply for refunding for the creation of the DAO as well. Nonetheless the budget presented is clear. The team identifies possible risks and have detailed how to handle those risks. I think if this proposal is funded the team can execute but I suggest the budget is cutdown unless otherwise the can defend it well.

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The team has included great extras to help the proposal analyzer understand the scope of the project. The skills of the team are clearly listed both in the proposal and on a beta website linked to the proposal. Most of the team is already assembled, but Tech Team is listed as “TBD” at time of submission. The budget is broken down into 3 distinct sections: Research Phase, Findings Reportings, and Community Management which all show reasonably allocated funds to reach the goals of the proposal. There is no plan if funding is not adequate to reach set goals, but the budget seems realistically able to cover the proposed activity on the proposed timetable and also compensate team positions listed on the budget. Specific tools that will be used in the research such as interviews and standards for NGOs are not included in the proposal, but I would like to see what those look like. The proposal breaks down 3 risks that may be encountered in the research and ultimately the implementation of the DAO, and addresses each with a realistic method of addressing that risk. Rating feasibility at 4 stars.

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The experience and still set of the team seem adequate to produce a proof of concept for their DAO structured NGO. If I've only given it a three rating it's because I'm not certain from the team bios or project description whether the analyst(s) will have the necessary qualifications to ilicit the type of information and understanding crucial to developing a successful NGO DAO, so if funded I would hope they would look to expand to flesh out the weak spots on the team with respect to contract development, dao operations and ngo onboarding.

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The detailed plan and budget breakdown are not coherent. Milestones from the report are not mentioned in the budget and budget breakdown does not include funds towards milestones. This does not inspire confidence. Seems like the plan hasn't been well thought out. The team seems to have enough experience for what they explain in the impact section, but this is not reflected in the timeline.

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I would recommend proponents to work on the clarity of this proposal and resubmit. The focus must be on defining what the problem is, and a logical solution to the problem, and a related title. In my mind, a reasonable solution to the stated problem would be to create templates for trust registries or templates for reusable functionality for use by trust registries. Roadmap to our broader vision After the initial launch, we plan to release continuous updates of the platform where NGOs/vendors will be integrated to optimize monitoring. expenditures by NGOs. When I saw the title of the proposal, I thought it would provide a registry The success of this project meant that we answered all the research questions and performed a concluding trial with selected NGOs and donors. After This is a brand new proposal The impact of working to achieve any SDG has a significant impact on community development. Two main features of SDGs a

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The proposal's objectives are clearly stated, quantifiable, and based on the clear road map in front of us. The author mentions that the community can use the monthly reports and regular community meetings (perhaps over Discord) to monitor development. The metrics would play a significant role in ensuring that non-governmental organizations operate under the supervision and without corruption because they are in line with the requirements of the challenge. The team adds that achieving a clear grasp of how to include a DAO with NGOs and how to ensure that both are advantageous would be the ultimate triumph. However, I believe that the team could have done a better job of giving us actionable metrics to track their research progress, through some audio-video proofs rather than waiting for a UI to publish those, and that the author could have taken a much wider scenario into consideration when evaluating the findings while writing the success metrics rather than just the DAO-NGO integration aspect. Given that this is a brand-new project and that there is information missing in minuscule auditability areas, I would give this section a 4 out of 5.

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The key performance indicators for progress tracking are listed with clarity. Success metrics have been listed as well. The timelines given will enable the community to receive progress report for auditing. I think the proposal presentation is simple and clear enough.

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A semi-detailed roadmap is provided for short term plan (through September 2022). Would like to see more specifics on the plan for September 2022. Broader vision is also addressed, showing that this is the first step in a much longer journey. Noted that the beta version of the website is already online and linked to the proposal. The team has listed 3 measurable and time-specified goals to achieve over 3 months and proposal also states that they will be using a KPI tracker aligned with the project plan. I would like to see the KPI tracker, or an example of it in the proposal. The determining criteria for project success is clear and shows how this research and gathering of information will contribute to solving the stated problem. The proposal states that progress reports will be shared with the Cardano community in monthly meetings. I would like to see where and how these meetings plan to be publicized in the proposal. Rated 3 stars for Auditability.

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The project appears to the sufficiently auditable given it will a report. However the tean mentions "run[ning] a conclusive experiment with the selected NGOs and Donors" but it's nowhere else mentioned in the proposal so it's unclear what that would entail.

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KPIs are given, but they seem to lack quantities and more details. The impact section suggested more steps that would need to be tracked. The success is well defined. Publication of results should be included, to comply with the goals of the challenge (building tools and platforms)

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