From the community for the community with the help of Plato’s notorious gold reserve
Report week 43
Quiet weeks are quiet but during the Summer, in my opinion, that is a good thing. I hope you are enjoying the holidays, spending time with loved ones and of course the Sun! Sadly my lazy days are over and what better way to compensate than picking up where I left off working for the Plato Foundation. Today I have prepared a slightly larger article to be published on the forum and ingame. I’ve noticed that not many players open the forum to read and/or comment on our work and with this article I hope to divert your attention to the erepublik forum. We publish a small report on the projects and our work each week on Tuesdays after which the gold is added to respective accounts.
Over the course of three months we had 20 entries for either a Grant or a Sponsorship. Out of those 21, 6 weren’t eligible. Some didn’t fit within the Plato-Foundation spirit but some got rejected but could have been approved if they reworked their set-up. Overall we are very happy with the input from the community.
Out of the 14 projects that were approved there are 3 players who got a Sponsorship for outstanding work. Both Feynmann’s guide and UK wiki tutorial are excellent resources every citizen new and old can use to play erepublik. The National Day Media Project by VampireA got recognition for its superb articles that are published without fault. Soon he will have travelled the world with his articles.
In the image below you can see how much gold all the project that are currently running have gotten.
Do you want to be on this list then there is a few things you can do!
Steps for submitting a project:
Come up with an idea!
Are you trying to help your community grow? Do you want to support new players? Are you aware of a need that needs to be met? Do you think that a player needs to be rewarded for his activity within/for the community? We’re here to help!
Write your presentation…
Under the form of an article. Describe your project clearly, giving details about how it will work, its goals and the impact it should have on the eRepublik community. We’d also love to hear about similar projects from the past and effect they had. Last, but not least, let us know about your personal contribution to the project, whether it’s time or resources - all help is welcomed! Remember that transparency is key here so try to be as clear as possible when it comes to these details.
The article MUST be written in English. You can, if you want to, translate it into one or more languages if you think it is necessary, but make sure the English version is written clearly.
Get the community on board!
Once you have published your article, you should try to make it popular - shout it and get the community to vote and comment on it. We want to hear the opinions of other Citizens as well.
Once you are happy with your project and the community’s feedback, submit it officially via the Discord channel of the Plato Foundation. You can also propose projects that aren’t yours but you consider as a good cause for the Plato Foundation. Congratulations! The following days you should be available to answer any other questions the Board might have and wait for the list of projects that have been chosen.
Grants and sponsorships will be given weekly. Throughout the week, players can submit projects which will be analyzed by the board. The voting takes place on Monday and the winning projects of the week will be announced through an article which will be posted each week on Tuesday.
Types of Sponsorship:
One time sponsorships
Are contributing with resources to one time events as contests, programs aimed at growing eRepublik (programs aimed at new users, players behind baby booms), outstanding articles etc.
Sponsorships reward individual projects. The Gold Reward of maximum 500 Gold is given all at once. However, a Citizen can apply/be proposed again if they come up with a new project.
Rewarding continuous work on projects that adhere to the foundation mission. Those can include developers of external tools that significantly benefit the community, volunteers in the team with outstanding performance, journalists that work on a series of relevant and high-quality articles (i.e. a world status update).
Grants offer a maximum of 1000 Gold over a period of one month. The Gold will be transferred to the project leader to be shared according to the rules proposed. At the end of each week, he must post a follow-up article, giving details about how the Gold has been used before the next deposit is made. If the resources haven’t been used as promised, the board can choose to stop the funding. At the end of the month, the project can be proposed again for a Grant.
The Ongoing projects are:
Icarus project was renewed two weeks ago. They will receive 250 Gold.
The Russian Air squad is running smoothly. They will receive 250g.
NPF is still running and using the 750g they got from Plato a few weeks back. If they have used that gold they can reapply.
Lithuanian army have brought in their weekly report and will receive another 100g.
The Romanian aviators failed to hand in their financial report and will now have to reapply if they want to continue getting their grant.
Belgian BHA has run its second week. They will receive 90g.
The renewed projects are:
The board renewed its vote on the continuation of this long running project.
Mentalist de Bucovina is now in Indonesia. He will receive 500 Gold.
The Swiss avio project has reapplied for their grant and the board approved it. They will be receiving 90 gold.
MEK Housing will receive their sixth grant of 250g. They have also reapplied for a new grant and got green light from the board.
The Charles B. Debellevue initiative will receive their fifth grant of 250g. They have also reapplied for a new grant and got green light from the board.
After 3 months running I would like to invite you all to write us how you think we are doing? Are we available enough for your questions? Do we give you enough information about Plato Foundation? Are there improvements you think we can make that will make it so more people feel they can approach us?
We ourselves have been evaluating ourselves too. The result of that will be published when we are fully done.
Do you have a project that would help your eCommunity? We’d love to hear about it! Make sure to submit it in the Dedicated Discord channel.