# Proposal for Onboarding Process
Implementing a well planned **new members' onboarding process** is necessary for giving a continuous welcoming experience, and it's indispensable for building a sustainable and scalable community, for **Polywrap DAO**.
First impressions go a long way.
If onboarding is not given its due importance, a DAO can't thrive as much as it deserves, for lack of context, coordination, and focus.
with relevant *Action items (AIs)*
1. Establish **a Clear Mission & Vision for the DAO**
A mission statement, followed by a quick snapshot view of Polywrap DAO from technical, financial aspects, GTM strategy & road map. Including tokenomics.
This to be the very first and prominent thing a new member comes across. ***AI#1**: Tell the story behind Polywrap DAO, and its journey till date. The available content, be identified, structured, and rewritten, as required, with focus on new members onboarding.*
1. Managing the **Onboarding Flow.**
To design new member onboarding with contributors in mind. To set the context right, to facilitate new members to get active.
**Incentive design — “Rewarding valuable contributors”**
While culture, and context may initially attract members and contributors to a community, they only stay if they are fairly rewarded for their work and develop an ownership mentality. Hence the DAO's welcoming message to explicitly address this. ***AI#2**: The new content is to be strategically placed in the right places, targeting maximum effectiveness.*
1. **Facilitate 1:1 connections**, from the get-go. An active **community manager** would be a big plus to a growing DAO community: someone who’s open with an ever ready to serve attitude, to essentially facilitate new members, and, sooner than later, to pave the way for cross team collaborations. ***AI#3**: **Weekly new members onboarding** call, will be an ice breaker. It must include a brief presentation on Polywrap DAO, and about the immediate and future opportunities, followed by Q&A. This can help active would be contributors to jumpstart.*
1. **Invest in Education and Resources**
Making the DAO’s progress visible, and transparent can incentivise, and increase general engagement. DAO must accommodate for different levels of knowledge and experience to facilitate workflow.
Fortnightly, or monthly Ask Me Anything (AMA) sessions with core team, can help bridge any gaps in communication. And if it’d better be in text chat, so it can be kept as a permanent repository, in a discord channel.
***AI#4**: **Having a community manager** onboarded ( who can respond aptly, across channels, with max delay of some 8-12 hrs )*
***AI#5**: Nothing keeps members glued to community, more than information free flow. Setting up an AMA channel, and having someone from core team, taking the questions, **once a fortnight**, helps. It helps to keep a dedicated channel for this, so it will remain as repository.*
1. **A Ready Reckoner**
Sharing a quarterly or half yearly calendar of events, that are crucial for the DAO community. ***AI#6**:To have a calander in place, and to make it available in a discord channel, as well as on Polywrap website*
1. **Preempt Scalability Challenges**
Especially pertaining to quality of work and “offboarding” e.g. Every member should “champion” at least 1 proposal in every 6-12 months, or some other such ideas, to ensure activism. ***AI#7**: Brainstrom and zero in on a framework, and ensure maximum alignment across the DAO community.*
**Metrics to measure Improvement**
* Key metric is to help new members **to make their first contribution.**
* **Governance participation**
Frequency of proposals and % of wallets participation on an ongoing basis are the key, and do directly imply vitality of a DAO, and its capacity to accomplish its objectives.
**Bounties/Job to be created for this**
1) Copy & Content Writer / Bounty
2) Community Manager / Job
* Community Growth
* Increased activity & engagement
* Ideally attract as well as retain high potential contributors
**Start date:** Enter the date that your Snapshot proposal passes.
**Wallet address:** 0xf44c81057111841051F362346B44a346d8E86C8e
**Total cost:** $1950
| Epic | Hours | Total Cost |
| -------- | -------- | -------- |
| Info gathering & Research/Content Writing/Presentation Prep | 150 | $1950
**Velocity & Estimated Timeline**
| Target Monthly Velocity | Estimated Start | Estimated Duation |
| -------- | -------- | -------- |
| 20 SP/Month | 3rd Week of May | 1 month |
*Note: AI #4 & AI #5 require regular activity (AMA sessions & Community Mgmt), and hence are not included in this estimation.*
**Sponsor:** Mr Evan Jacobs
*By submtting this proposal, I understand that the DAO and my sponsor will be evaluating whether my work meets the acceptance criteria. If it does not, the DAO will determine what percentage of the proposal cost to pay, if any.*
*I also understand that I may not begin work until it is confirmed that the Snapshot proposal has passed.*
[ ] I agree
**Some of these ideas may be redefined, once in a month or quarter, as the DAO keeps evolving.*