- Praise: the Standard for Community Recognition
Project Description and why it’s classified as a Public Good:
Praise is a platform designed to amplify community engagement by emphasizing gratitude, decentralized insights, and generating reliable user-centric data. By enabling members to “praise” each other’s contributions, it fosters a culture of appreciation and collective alignment, thereby strengthening community cohesion. The platform’s innovations, such as the global Praise explorer, provide transparent insights into its utilization across organizations.
Classified as a public good, Praise prioritizes collective well-being over profit. Our focus is on organic growth, ensuring that each community receives tailored attention for seamless integration and cultural build-up. By championing trustworthiness, mutual appreciation, and a reputation-based contribution system, Praise serves as a cornerstone for fostering gratitude and trust in decentralized communities. Our funding, predominantly sourced from grants and altruistic entities like General Magic, further underscores our commitment to the larger community good.
What We’ve Built:
- Praise Explorer: We’ve crafted the Praise explorer, a tool that offers transparent insights into the global usage of praise across various communities.
- Community Onboarding: Successfully onboarded 21 active communities, including notable names like Optimism, Giveth, Dappnode, Commonstack, developerDAO, BanklessDAO, Gnosis, and several others.
- On-Chain Praise Representation: Leveraging the Ethereum attestation service tech stack, we’ve developed on-chain praise representations in the form of attestations. Initially launched on Optimism, we’re now in the process of extending this feature to the broader range of praise-integrated communities.
- Community Analytics Tools: Our commitment to deep community engagement has driven us to create various analytics tools. These tools provide in-depth insights into community interactions, participation, and dynamics.
- UX and Integration: Recognizing the importance of user experience, we’ve invested considerably in UX improvements and the seamless integration of the praise bot, ensuring that communities can effortlessly adopt and adapt to our platform.
Main Project Funding Sources:
- Public Grants: Praise primarily sustains itself through grants that support public goods. Notably, we’ve participated in several rounds of Gitcoin grants which have been instrumental in fueling our project’s growth and development.
- Specific Grants: We’ve received recognition and financial support from esteemed organizations such as ENS (small grant) and Optimism through their retroPGF, underlining our project’s potential and relevance in the evolving web3 ecosystem.
- Support from General Magic: Beyond direct financial sources, we’ve been backed by General Magic, a leading design and development agency that champions public good projects in the ecosystem. Their provision of resources and services has significantly bolstered our capabilities and progress.
Seeking project-specific funding or funding for general operations:
- General Operations
Project Roadmap and Milestones (only for project-specific funding):
Funding Request and Budget (only for project-specific funding):
Team Information, including backgrounds and roles:
- Kristofer Lund 4: Serving as our lead developer and technical co-founder of Praise, he is an experienced entrepreneur and developer with comprehensive expertise in end-to-end development across various industries. In addition to working with Praise, some of his latest engagements include work for Commons Stack, Token Engineering Commons and Holochain. GitHub 1
- Justina Svitraite 1: As our Organization Designer, Justina brings to the table an impressive background in UX, user research, and community building. Having led a web3 design agency, she has contributed to the development of over 40 web3 products, including notable platforms such as Maker DAO and Arbitrum.
Social Credibility (development progress, awards, notable GitHub commits, referrals):
- Links & Resources
- Website https://givepraise.xyz/
- Praise Explorer https://explorer.givepraise.xyz/
- Github Praise · GitHub
- Praise Demo for Gnosis community https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NAe71ZLP9g&ab_channel=GnosisChain
(Yes to all!)
- Do you have a commitment to open-source (i.e. every open-source license accepted by the Open-Source Initiative) technology and sharing results publicly?
- Have you provided transparency about how exactly funding will be used?
- Are you advancing values of freedom and privacy (no surveillance and handling of personal data)?
- Are you supporting decentralization in various fields (for example building Web3 projects)?
- Have you provided social media channels to the extent that we can confirm social proof of your project?