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How to join a world-saving cause on EarthFund in just 4 steps

Want to have a real say in how crypto treasuries are used to make the world a better place? Join a cause on the EarthFund platform and bring about real change. Here’s how.

👋 We’re EarthFund, the decentralized platform using blockchain, DAOs and crypto to give you more of a voice in the shape of tomorrow.

This week, we’re getting you up to speed with how to join causes on EarthFund and start making a real impact.

Take back the power to make a difference ✊

Every day we inch closer to an environmental, ecological and economic catastrophe.

We watch the news and get notifications about how the world is getting worse. We see forest fires tearing through the natural habitats of already endangered species. We see sea levels rising and our oceans filling with plastic and pollution. We see starving children with no access to adequate food, water or opportunity…

But most of us feel powerless to do anything about it.

Sure, we do our bit by recycling and avoiding plastic and walking instead of driving when we can.

But it’s no surprise that most of us wish we could do more.

(Even when we donate to charity, we really have no idea if our money is actually going to a good cause.)

So we built a platform that flips the script and gives you the power you need to make a real difference.

When you join EarthFund, you have a chance to make a difference by funding causes you care about. And unlike traditional institutions, the community is in complete control of where that funding goes.

Instead of a centralized authority deciding what’s important, that power belongs to you (as it should.)

And with a crowdfunded treasury of crypto donations, you’ll have a real say in how you use your influence to make the world a better place.

And with that power, you can truly make a difference.

Make your voice heard with EarthFund 📣

EarthFund is a decentralized crowdfunding platform that lets everybody make a big difference. More specifically, it gives you a voice on matters you care about and a vote on how funding is spent.

And, if you want to take a leading role, you can even use it set up an online community with its own crowdfunded treasury.

(Technically, these communities are DAOs. DAOs are Decentralized Autonomous Organizations, or an online community of like-minded folk that comes together to fight for a cause close to their hearts and use a shared treasury to fund projects.)

So, whether they’re dedicated to global warming, social inequality, conservation or something else, EarthFund gives communities a fighting chance to make a difference.

No centralized power. No executive oversight. No bureaucratic BS.

Just pure democratic decisions made by communities that can make real change possible.

And because we want to make sure everybody can get involved (despite crypto’s reputation for being complex) we’ve made it easy to get involved and have your say.

Here’s how you can do it 👇

Step 1: Set up your profile:

Setting up your EarthFund profile is easy,

You start by connecting your cryptocurrency wallet. You can currently connect these wallets:

  • MetaMask
  • Coinbase
  • Trust Wallet
  • Ledger

Once you’ve connected your crypto wallet, all you need to do is fill in some basic details like your display name and username.

You can also add your social media handles and a short bio too. (This helps give your profile more oomph and will help you get elected to community leader, where you’ll be able to have more influence in the organization and activity of your community.)

Step 2: Find a community that you want to join and swap 1Earth tokens for their governance token

With your profile good to go, you can start searching for a community you’d like to join.

At the moment, there’s only have one community to join — Deepak Chopra’s cause dedicated to mental health and wellbeing — but as the platform grows, more causes will join. (Like Dr Lucy Tweed’s Carbon Capture cause, which is launching next. 🙌)

Once you’ve found a cause close to your heart, you can swap your 1EARTH tokens for the dedicated cause governance tokens.

By holding the cause tokens, you’ll be able to:

  • Get rewarded in USDT for participating in governance
  • Vote on which projects get funded
  • Join exclusive, cause-focused Discord channels
  • Propose projects for funding
  • Start funds (AKA dedicated pots of money for projects that fit your criteria)
  • Get elected as a community leader (and have more influence in the direction of the cause)

Step 3: Get verified and get involved

Once you’ve got your governance tokens, you don’t need to do anything else.

You can vote and get rewarded for voting and taking part. So if you want to stay anonymous within the community, that’s absolutely fine.

But if you want to propose projects for funding, you’ll need to verify your identity.

This is for a few reasons.

  1. Legislation. This is the big one. EarthFund is a crowdfunding platform that’s subject to crowdfunding laws. As such, we have a responsibility to make sure that anybody who has a meaningful say in how crowdfunded money is used — AKA suggesting projects, receiving money to fund a project, etc… — is real.
  2. Trust. EarthFund is all about decentralized power and transparency. And while we respect your right to privacy, when people are donating large sums of crypto, it helps to know that the cause is run by real people (not bots).
  3. Safety. We want causes to be safe-havens for like-minded folk, not full of scammers and bad actors. The KYC process helps make sure that nobody can set up several wallets, sway a vote and claim a larger portion of the community rewards pool.

Important note: all verification takes place on the backend. Once you’re verified, you’ll get a verified badge next to your profile and be able to propose projects for funding.

Step 4: Claim your rewards

Every time you vote or make a proposal on the platform, you’re making the world a better place, so we think it’s only fair that you get rewarded for that.

So, every time a fund pays all of its grants out to projects, you and everybody else who voted get a share of the community rewards.

Each community gets to decide its own rewards — we call this causenomics — but let’s say you’re part of a community that has cause rewards of 7% and has just funded a grant for $100,000.

As part of the fundraising, your cause will have raised $107,000 and that remaining $7K will be divided up among the voters.

All you need to do is go to the EarthFund dashboard, hit “Claim rewards” and pay the gas fees, then your share will be sent to your wallet in USDT. Voila!

New to EarthFund? Here’s everything you need to know 👇

Start a world-changing DAO with its own token.
Join a community of like-minded people.
Donate crypto to change the world.

All from one place.

EarthFund takes power of centralized organizations like governments and global charities and gives it to communities dedicated to causes.

It allows everyday people like you to affect change. And using crypto and the blockchain, it lets you have a voice in decisions and fund the causes you believe in.

Powering it all is the 1Earth token, an ERC-20 token that can be staked in exchange for governance tokens that give you a voice on the platform.

By buying the token and joining the EarthFund DAO, anybody in the world will have a vote on how the EarthFund treasury is used to fund planet-saving projects around the world.

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