Proposal: Core Team Conferences & Travel (July)

glennaustin

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This proposal is cross-posted at https://www.dashcentral.org/p/core-conf-201807

Over the second half of 2018, Dash Core Group ("DCG") would like funding to participate in a number of conferences as well as for general company travel. The conferences portion of this includes organizing an exclusive Dash conference (similar to last year, which was a resounding success), ensuring a presence at Money 20/20 China (November 2018) and participating in a handful of smaller conferences. General company travel includes the cost of traveling to: 1) conferences; 2) client-facing meetings with strategic partners and institutions; 3) internal travel for team members to meet face-to-face to align and execute on strategy.

As previously communicated, DCG was initially going to request between $200,000 and $250,000 in funding in order to make a significant contribution toward upcoming conferences (early bird sponsors/registrants typically get discounts and savings off of the list price). However, even this amount wouldn’t have covered our anticipated costs given that the price of the Dash conference, for example, was ~$330,000 last year.

The current conferences and travel budget is completely depleted if we take into account our current assets (including the budget proposal that was just funded) versus committed liabilities. Given the budget constraints this month, we have decided to request $125,000 to fund our conferences and travel budget. This will allow us to cover general travel expenses for Dash Core Group Inc. employees and subcontractors, and to start making commitments towards the execution of the planned conferences.

We have decided to delay posting a request for significant funding until our conferences strategy is fully planned to avoid disrupting the Dash budget at this time. At some point in the near future, when the costs of the various conferences are more defined or when the current pressure on the budget is alleviated, we will come back to the network to request additional funding.

If you have additional questions, please direct them to @fernando

Requested funding is as follows for the July 2nd budget cycle:
393.00 Dash ($125,[email protected]$317.977 / Dash)
5.00 Dash proposal reimbursement
Total: 398.00 Dash

Should any funding remain, we will apply it toward future conference expenses.

Manually vote YES on this proposal:
dash-cli gobject vote-many 44fc553e9bfc57a6a8f5dc86e4f4075234985c37afb76c29a20d67082a32f667 funding yes
OR from the qt console:
gobject vote-many 44fc553e9bfc57a6a8f5dc86e4f4075234985c37afb76c29a20d67082a32f667 funding yes

Manually vote NO on this proposal:
dash-cli gobject vote-many 44fc553e9bfc57a6a8f5dc86e4f4075234985c37afb76c29a20d67082a32f667 funding no
OR from the qt console:
gobject vote-many 44fc553e9bfc57a6a8f5dc86e4f4075234985c37afb76c29a20d67082a32f667 funding no
 
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TheSingleton

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This put's us 18.25 Dash overbudget. Was that considered when creating the Proposal? Reading the description it seems like requestion a little less to avoid this would have been fine.