🎉 Impact DAOs Book is Out
The definitive guide to everything Impact DAO, the future of doing good
Hi Folks 🙌
The Impact DAOs book we’ve been working on for the past five months is finally out. You can read the book online at https://impactdaos.xyz/
We wrote this book because we were curious and driven to learn about the new organizational model for doing good. I saw the potential of it with Ukraine DAO, which raised $7 million in 5 days, uncensored, and before that, with India’s Crypto Relief Fund, which managed a treasury of $1 Billion+ in donations on a blockchain wallet.
This book is the product of intensive research on 12 mature Impact DAOs through 1:1 conversations with 30 DAO builders. It presents the only source of truth on the emerging Impact DAO movement.
To deeply understand the new organization model, we ourselves formed a DAO, Impact DAO Media. As a DAO studying DAOs helped us gain first-hand lessons about establishing and growing a DAO. Living the “DAO life” also helped us ask pertinent questions to our interviewees about this process, from seeding to scaling and the challenges therein.
How to Read the Book
The website lists 8 sections as follows:
Why Impact DAO Book: It states our purpose of writing the book - who is this book for and why we wrote it.
What is a DAO? A Crash Course: The section details a clear definition on DAOs, how they differ from traditional organizations and the DAO landscape.
What is an Impact DAO: Defining Impact DAOs, advantages over nonprofits and why they are the future
Impact DAO Case Studies: We feature the 12 Impact DAOs that were part of our study. We showcase who they are, their impact and how they operate as a DAO.
Learnings & Analysis: Twenty three top learnings, insights and emerging patterns from our research.
Impact DAOs and the Future: We portray the future on how Impact DAOs are defining the future of work and organizing for good.
Giving Thanks: The Impact DAOs book is produced by a global team of collaborators on the internet. This section lists the contributors and the various production teams engaged in the bookmaking.
DAO and Web3 Glossary: Breakdown of key terms and concepts in DAOs and web3.
You can also listen to the conversation of Impact DAO builders interviewed for the book on impactdaos.xyz or on Spotify
The book is currently available online and is optimized for a great phone reading experience.
The PDF format of the book will be available soon on our website.
A physical copy of the book will be available in November 2023.
We plan to keep the online book continuously updated. For this, we are using Github for collaborative auto-updates to the book.
We are thinking books differently. We are inspired by Balaji of The Network State Book and his staggered approach to the book release, with online being the first. He also talks about why and how book publishing needs to evolve in a podcast with Lex Fridman 👇
🙏 Thank you for taking this journey with me. I’m grateful for your support. And as always feel free to reach out on Twitter or here on Substack.
This is a very thorough job you have done. Considering the sparse amount of relevant information on this topic, it is heartwarming to find a resource such as this.
Still reading through can't wait for the pdf to be out