Summary

The proposal inverter is a funding primitive that enables multiple groups or individuals to collaborate on common proposals. It inverts the typical Proposal / DAO relationship to facilitate cross-DAO initiatives, such as co-funding shared research or joint venture.

The proposal inverter 'inverts' the DAO-proposal relationship such that, instead of having many proposals for a single DAO, many DAOs will be streamed into a single proposal. This enables the collaborative funding of proposals that benefit multiple DAOs throughout the ecosystem while reducing the overall administrative cost. You can think of this as solving the byzantine generals' problem for the collective funding of public goods for DAOs.

Inverting the Flow of Proposals

Inverting the Flow of Proposals

Ultimately, it is proposed as a lower overhead funding mechanism for continuous work that delivers shared benefits to multiple groups.

Proposal Inverter Mechanism Framework

Proposal Inverter Mechanism Framework

The nascency of DAO tools has developed somewhat siloed, non-standardized proposal systems that incur large transaction costs in information and attention from their contributors.

Our aim with the Proposal Inverter is to make it easier to co-fund and collaborate on important research initiatives while cutting down on administrative overhead. We should continue to build and iterate tools that make it easier to collectively fund public goods. Within our own DAO ecosystems, public goods like research, education, and community building are particularly important because we can use them to further leverage the effectiveness of DAOs as new institutional tools for social benefit.

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