Feature Overview

DAOhaus is currently available on Mainnet, xDAI, Polygon and Aribtrum. As a DAO summoner, here are the DAOhaus features that should matter to you.

For more detailed explanations on various DAOhaus features, you can check out our Features explainers in our user docs here.

Members, Shares and Loot#

DAOhaus helps you manage stakeholders within your DAOs (i.e. Members). Members are people or organisations that own Shares and Loot in your DAO. Members can own both Shares and/or Loot.

When a Member owns Shares, they have an economic share of the funds in the DAO's Bank, as well as voting rights in the DAO's Proposals.

When a Member owns only Loot, they only have an economic share of the funds in the DAO's Bank, but not voting rights in the DAO's Proposals.

Non-members can join the DAO by requesting for Shares / Loot via a Membership Proposal. Members can leave the DAO through a RageQuit proposal, thereby withdrawing their pro-rated ownership of the Bank's funds.

For more information on Membership, please refer to the Members Explainer here.

Proposals & Voting#

Decison making is done via Proposals, which will need to be voted on by Members (based on their respective Share counts)

Common types of Proposals are:

  • Membership - Tributing capital and Requesting new shares to join the DAO
  • Funding - Tributing or Requesting funds from the DAO to work on internal projects and improvements
  • Whitelist - Request to add support for a new ERC20 token
  • GuildKick - Request to forcibly remove a malicious member through a vote
  • Minion - A contract that allows execution of arbitrary calls i.e swapping assets in the DAO bank

The stages for Proposals are:

  • Submit Proposal
  • Sponsor Proposal
  • In Queue
  • Voting Period
  • Grace Period
  • Ready for Processing
  • Completed

For more information on Proposals, please refer to the Proposals explainer here.

Bank & Token#

The Bank holds all the DAO funds, which include ERC-20 (excluding native tokens such as ETH, xDAI, MATIC on the respective chains) and ERC-721 NFTs.

Native tokens must be wrapped first before being sent to the Bank. Alternatively, DAOs can set up a Minion that allows the holding of native tokens.

For an ERC-20 token to show up in the Bank's balance, the DAO must whitelist the token via a Whitelist Proposal (Tutorial here)

For more information on the Bank, please refer to the Bank explainer here.

Minion & Boosts#

Beyond the core functions of managing membership, proposals and funds, DAOhaus has Minions and Boosts that help to add extra functionality to your DAO (you can think of them like apps)

Boosts, in general, give you extra functionality to your DAO (e.g. adding a Discord bot to your DAO).

If you need to interact with smart contracts (e.g. swapping tokens, managing LP positions, etc.), Minion help you with making arbitrary calls to smart contracts.

For more information on Boosts, please refer to the Boosts explainer here.

Next Steps#

Ready to summon your DAO? There are a few ways you can summon your DAO with DAOhaus.

  • If you are setting up your DAO from scratch, you can summon your DAO in DAOhaus. Start here
  • If you currently have a Gnosis safe and would like to create a DAO from the Safe, you can summon your DAO via Gnosis Apps. Start here

If you want to learn more about Best Practices from other DAOs, you can check out the Best Practices