One of the greatest things about Tezos is that it is meant to survive without a need for a centralized force. I think we, the community, have overlooked the fact that we are intentionally planning to remove the need for the TF in perpetuity. Certain members yell and scream that the Tezos Foundation isn’t doing enough, or quickly enough without realizing that the TF is only here as a catalyst for whatever the community choses. Tezos is a chain for the people, by the people…
With that being said, I wanted some input from each of you on a plan that I would like to implement. So here goes:
I’m going to find a list of previous grants and information about any investment that the Foundation has granted to Marketing firms. Once the marketing firms are identified, find any information on their approach and reach and relay the information back to the community to gain insight on areas that members feel might be lacking.
Next, find well known, and reputable firms that can fill the void in demographics that the community would like to see improvement. Acquire quotes, analyze cost vs coverage, and select said firm.
Write a proposal for a grant, then apply for the grant.
My questions are:
How can I apply for a grant to fund another entity? It looks like the application requires the actual firm themselves to fill out the application. I can use my business to do so, but it has nothing to do with cryptocurrencies and my accountant would probably be livid. If a grant is approved, am I then “in charge” of monitoring the firm to make sure they are upholding their end of the deal? If it’s the TF that does this, what happens when the TF isn’t around? I know that the members of the TF are only working part time with Tezos and it seems like a lot for them to maintain. Is there an entity of Tezos Commons that members are paid for fulltime positions to monitor the progress of grantees?
Anyway, I don’t know if this is the correct course of action to do something like this but I am looking for ways to get the community to take some responsibility as well as some power. Let me know if I’m way off track and I will certainly regroup to get back on course.
Since there seems to be some confusion, I wanted to clarify that I am not actually looking to fund myself. I am asking how something like hiring a marketing firm to benefit the ecosystem might be started by the community. If a community member had an idea, IE spend $750,000 on a marketing campaign in silicon valley to find developers and programmers because of a massive layoff, how could a community member start the movement?