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What is a community advisor?
Community Advisors (CA) review other peoples proposals that are trying to get funding in Project Catalyst. A CA will review a proposal against a set of objectives for the campaign that the proposal is asking for funding from. The CA will provide a numerical score along with an explanation that covers the rationale behind the score given.
CAs help voters have more information on whether proposals are impactful, feasible and auditable so that voters can make more informed decisions on which proposals to vote for.
CAs also help proposers by giving them feedback on how to improve their proposals which helps increase the overall quality of the proposals in each funding round.
For more information about CAs, take a look at the official Community Advisor Guide : https://docs.google.com/document/d/1QkdaFK1tigrSI40iMeV3UP9GyTGsoqVmCUp7OJz0WFs/edit#heading=h.ckr7mej5c3di.
Who can become a community advisor?
Anyone can become a Community Advisor (CA). The role is suitable for people who are open-minded, curious and want to enhance ideas in Project Catalyst. Expertise in a specific field is helpful but not a requirement. If you already have a certain role in project catalyst, there might be a conflict of interest. For more information, take a look at the following document : https://docs.google.com/document/d/1m9IBuOgfFI1cIusupGPJn3R3EVkDXWzEUskRceCkLSQ/edit#heading=h.gw50yn1yxjbf.
Why should I become a community advisor?
Community Advisors in the world largest DAO are at the forefront of newest innovation and disruption in the DApp / DeFi space. Being a Community Advisor is perfect for intellectually curious people. You can engage in a variety of topics, learn a lot on the way and earn a side income. 4% of every funding round will be allocated as rewards for assessments to CAs. For more information on the rewards, look at the "Community Advisor Incentive" header in the official Community Advisor Guide https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Fn1CQHK_TNSaybQtnxvI9DZJ9PAufZelBEfOLWbp-gw/edit.
How can I become a community advisor?
Each funding round, you can sign up to become a community advisor. Just go to Cardano Ideascale -https://cardano.ideascale.com/a/index to register. Before each round, you will be automatically be asked if you are logged in. You won't miss it.
How can I be an effective community advisor?
To become a better CA, carefully read official CA guide -https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Fn1CQHK_TNSaybQtnxvI9DZJ9PAufZelBEfOLWbp-gw/edit and follow the guiding principles.
1. Treat proposals and proposers with respect.
2. Separate the idea from the proposal.
3. Be mindful of your time and knowledge.
4. Community Advisors offer advice.
How can I stay up to date with the recent information for CAs?
For weekly updates, you can watch the weekly townhall update on IOG's Crowdcast or Youtube Channel Channel (every Wednesday). The newest funding rounds will be visible on Cardano Ideascale and important announcements regarding Catalyst will be posted on Telegram. To engage in more conversations about the proposals, join the Cardano Project Catalyst Discord-https://discord.com/invite/8HeBaUdm.
How do I connect with other CAs?
You can join the CA Telegram channel to get to know other CAs and engage in the most recent discussions. You can also find other active CAs in the community Cardano Project Catalyst Discord.
What is the timeline for CAs in each funding round?
Each funding round (every 12 weeks currently) will provide a 7 day window for CA Reviews called the "Assess Proposals" phase. This will be followed by a 5 day “Review of the Reviewers” phase carried out by Veteran Community Advisors (vCA). To see where we are in the process, take a look at the calendar -https://projectcatalyst.org/calendar.
Veteran Community Advisor
What is a veteran community advisor?
Veteran Community Advisors (vCA) ensure that the quality of reviews by CAs are of a high standard and improve over time. vCAs help to filter out poor reviews and malicious actors that try to harm the review process.
Why become a veteran community advisor?
Veteran Community Advisors are able to further shape the proposal assessment stage in Project Catalyst and improve the overall decision making process. The role is perfect for CAs that want to further engage at the forefront of the evolution of the Project Catalyst funding process.
What does a veteran community advisor do?
After the CAs submitted their reviews, an anonymized CSV-file containing all assessments will be passed for peer review by veteran CA's who will filter out substandard assessments. Non-constructive Feedback will be flagged according to the following model.
Who can become a veteran community advisor?
If you have already been a Community Advisor for a round of funding you can apply to be a Veteran Community Advisor.
Ideascale : http://cardano.ideascale.com/
Community Advisor Onboarding : https://docs.google.com/document/d/16aq9dNudJ5S3TEVQhBgRznTCoaF8SQezyActtVhec8E/edit
Community Advisor Tutorial : https://vimeo.com/600295406
Community Advisor Guide : https://docs.google.com/document/d/1QkdaFK1tigrSI40iMeV3UP9GyTGsoqVmCUp7OJz0WFs/edit
Proposal Assessment Guide : https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Fn1CQHK_TNSaybQtnxvI9DZJ9PAufZelBEfOLWbp-gw/edit
Community Advisor Chat : https://t.me/CatalystCommunityAdvisors
Community Advisor Tool : https://cardanocataly.st/ca-tool/#/
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