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How to Launch a DAO

Launching a DAO on Astro: DAO Presets

Before we guide you through the process of setting up your DAO, it’s important to understand the four pre-set DAO types that Astro has to offer. Do note that each of these can be fully customized during the creation process:

Astro DAO

PRE-SET DAO TYPESProposalsStructureVoting Power
Foundation - Ideal for groups giving donations, a DAO funding community projects, or a general-purpose fund for open-source projects.
Open - Anyone can submit a proposalGroups and Committees - Specific groups can vote on specific proposalsDemocratic - Every member gets one vote
Clubs - Although still as flexible as any other DAO on Astro, are designed to cater to a small circle of friends/acquaintances with a common goal, a group of fans for anything and everything, or a social club - anything along those lines.
Members only - Only members or token-holders can submit a proposal
Flat - No groups - all members have equal accessDemocratic - Every member gets one vote
Corporation - Enable more structure, this type is ideal for business with shareholders, and companies/startups.
Members only - Only members or token-holders can submit a proposalGroups and Committees - Specific groups can vote on specific proposalsWeighted - The more tokens you own, the more voting power you get
Cooperative - Aimed towards creative collectives, or businesses with members, rather than shareholders.
Members only - Only members or token-holders can submit a proposalGroups and Committees - Specific groups can vote on specific proposalsDemocratic - Every member gets one vote

Launching a DAO on Astro: Step-By-Step

If you’re not already logged into your NEAR Wallet, go ahead and do so by clicking ‘log in’ in the top right corner of the Astro homepage.

Astro DAO

  1. On the landing page of Astro, select the organization you’re starting out of the four presets or hit ‘Create a DAO’ in the top right corner
  2. Customize each of the settings in regards to proposals, structure, and voting power to your liking
  3. Name your DAO
    1. DAO Address
      • This is unchangeable and will be the on-chain address of your DAO
    2. Display name
      • How your DAO will be displayed within the Astro application
    3. Purpose
      • Why have you created this DAO? Concentrating on your goals may help
  4. Links
    • Here you can enter the links to your website and social media channels, if applicable
  5. Select a flag
    • Move the window around to pick the flag of your DAO
  6. Review and launch
    • Double check the information you’ve added is up to scratch and hit ‘Launch DAO’
  7. Confirm the transaction in your NEAR wallet and pay a small transaction fee

Astro DAO

Voila! Your DAO is live and thriving on Astro!

Note: The creation of a DAO on Astro requires a storage fee of 5 NEAR, this is a fee for deploying the DAO and does not go to the platform.

Next Steps

If your DAO isn’t utilizing a voting token, then you can skip the next part and refer to the details below to flex all the features of your DAO on Astro.

A Note on DAOs

Decentralized autonomous organizations are still in their relative infancy. However, we believe the accessibility granted by Astro will open up the world of DAOs to the masses.

On that note, build, create, and innovate through your DAO and unlock all of the benefits that a decentralized, open, and transparent system can yield.

Happy building! \ Come and join the Astro Community over on Telegram here\