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July 2, 2024

[BLANK] Canvas Details: Speaker Lineup & Schedule for Our EthCC Event

We’re exactly one week out from our [BLANK] Canvas event on July 8 during EthCC, where we’ll dive into our new Grants Canvas tool and cover all things grants program growth. Read on for the full schedule, stellar speaker lineup and all programming details. We look forward to seeing you there!

What to expect at [BLANK] Canvas

Actionable Insights & Expert Education on Grants & Governance

Running a grants program is hard (we should know). This EthCC, we’re giving you the knowledge and tools to fill in the blanks. Engage with leading experts and peers from Gitcoin, Hats, Metagov and more through breakout sessions, each focusing on key elements of the newly launched Grants Program Canvas, to equip yourself with the skills and insights necessary to drive meaningful impact through your grants program. 

There will be 4 Content Tracks mapped to the Grants Program Canvas:

  1. ​Define: Establish the foundations for success. ​Learn to set clear goals, align your program’s mission, and create accountability mechanisms for impactful grants. 
  2. ​Design: ​Discover best practices for designing effective grants programs. Explore funding mechanisms and set strong eligibility criteria.
  3. ​Execute: ​Master the execution of grants programs, from managing applications to disbursements. Learn how to balance passion and profit for sustainable growth.
  4. ​Learn: ​Enhance impact measurement and reporting. Learn from real-world examples to refine and improve your grants program continuously.

Printed copies of our Grants Program Design playbook, our NEW comprehensive toolkit that pairs with the Grants Canvas, will be available on a first come, first serve basis. We encourage you to come on time and stay for the full day of programming! 

Full Agenda

​12:45 - 1:15 PM: Registration

​1:15 - 1:30 PM:  Welcome and Logistics

1:30 - 2:10 PM: Kickoff Session: Grants & Governance Mid-Year Review with Vishal Kapadia (Endaoment) and Stefan Magdalinski (Filecoin Foundation), moderated by Meg Lister (Gitcoin) and Frisson (Tally).

2:30 - 3:15 PM: Breakout Sessions: Round 1

  • Define Track: ​Impact-Led Program Development with Bruxa (Endaoment) and Azeem Khan (MorphL2)
  • Design Track: Grants Tooling for Onchain Governance with Coolhorsegirl (Tally)
  • Execute Track: Empathy Is All You Need: Implementing Grants Programs for Passion & Profit with Raphael Spannocchi (StableLab)
  • Learn Track: Real Insights into RetroPGF with Sejal Rekhan (Gitcoin), LauNaMu (Metrics Garden Labs), and Eugene Leventhal (Metagov)

3:15 - 3:00 PM: BREAK

3:30 - 4:15 PM: Breakout Sessions: Round 2

  • Define Track: Accountability Mechanisms in Grants Programs with Nick Naraghi and Spencer Graham (Hats Protocol)
  • Design: ​Designing The Right Eligibility Criteria with DisruptionJoe (Thrive Protocol) and June Manuel (Ethereum Support Program)
  • Execute: ​Grant Making for Good with Beth McCarthy (Funding the Commons) and James Kiernan (Octant)
  • Learn: ​Keys to Better Impact Reporting with Carl Cervone (Open Source Observer)


4:30 - 5:15 PM:  Final Keynote Session: The Future of Onchain Funding Mechanisms with Kevin Owocki (Gitcoin) and Cheeky Gorilla (Protocol Guild)

5:15 - 6:00 PM: Closing remarks, merch distribution and vibes

We look forward to seeing you in Brussels! 

Can’t make it? Be sure to download your copy of the full Grants Program Design playbook here!

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