Proposal “dash-core-group-compensation-sept-nov“ (Active)Back

Title:Dash Core Group Compensation (September - November)
Monthly amount: 2871 DASH (264731 USD)
Completed payments: no payments occurred yet (3 month remaining)
Payment start/end: 2019-08-16 / 2019-11-13 (added on 2019-08-11)
Votes: 651 Yes / 6 No / 25 Abstain
Will be funded: Yes
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Proposal description

Dash Core Group September 1st Funding Proposals
DCG is submitting 2 funding proposals for the September 1st budget cycle:
1) DCG Compensation: $295,000 (multi-month proposal)
2) DCG Legal: $58,000

This proposal
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What does this specific proposal fund?
This proposal funds Dash Core Group's ongoing compensation costs - including all developers, administrative, business development, marketing and support staff.  This is a multi-month proposal that will cover compensation for September, October and November.  As previously discussed, Dash Core Group believes it is in the best interest of the network to submit a multi-month proposal for several reasons:
  1. We will need 50% of the budget to continue to rebuild our reserves in the compensation budget.  
  2. Provides greater visibility to the network of DCG’s future funding requests, which can aid planning
  3. Saves additional 10 Dash in proposal fees by posting 2 fewer proposals
  4. Reduces proposal management efforts for 2 months for the DCG finance team

In September, DCG is projected to have 41 staff associated with the project.  This is 2 fewer than in June.  We plan on backfilling the 2 newly open positions.

The breakdown of the number of staff we have working in each unit will be as follows:

Development and Operations:
Full-time: 24
Part-time: 6

Admin / business development / marketing / customer service:
Full-time: 10
Part-time: 1

*  Full-time defined as contracts permitting staff to bill 35 or more hours a week
** Part-time defined as contracts permitting staff to bill less than 35 hours a week

Our run-rate in September will be at $255,000 after taking into account voluntary pay reductions. Despite a number of volunteers opting to be reinstated in the past few months, we still have 4 staff who are voluntarily working at significantly reduced rates.  

With the current proposal, we are asking for funding of $295,000 per month. We are requesting funding above our run-rate because we would like to continue to build our reserve in our compensation account.  The reserve is needed to absorb volatility in the price of Dash. Because of the reserve, we were able to retain most of our staff through the September to March period when funding fell dramatically short of our compensation costs. 

Our goals in the near future remain identical to the objectives outlined in our last compensation proposal:
  1. Replenish core team salaries reserve to at least 3 months of compensation expenses (in the medium to long-term 6 months is the target).  Currently our reserve sits at approximately 2.4 months. This is in line with the absolute minimum most organizations carry on their balance sheet to cover staff costs and ensure orderly wind-down of expenses should our revenue decline precipitously
  2. Reinstate the salaries of the 3 volunteers who are working for significantly reduced salaries (since they are volunteers, they can unvolunteer at any time)
  3. Fill any critical hiring needs as we prepare to launch Evolution to testnet at the end of the year

If you have any questions, please direct them to @glennaustin in this post to ensure we are notified of your request.

Requested funding is as follows for the September, October, November budget cycles:
· 2,866 Dash for core team compensation ($295,000 USD @ $103.00 per Dash)
·        5 Dash proposal reimbursement
Total: 2,871 Dash

Note: Should any funding remain, we will apply it toward future compensation expenses and related taxes.

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0 points,12 days ago
could you please answer the questions that were posed during the last quarterly meeting?

0 points,11 days ago
Hi Nudfelsyoshhy.

We typically answer all the questions from the quarterly meeting approximately 2 weeks after the call.
0 points,11 days ago
Ok @glennaustin , thanks. That should be enough time for me to vote for the funding then.
0 points,12 days ago
could you please answer the questions that were posed during the last quarterly meeting?