21 DAO Tools You Need To Know

January 4, 2022

The 21 tools you need for decentralized autonomous organizations

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DAOs are the future of companies.

DAO = Decentralized Autonomous Organization

They are organizations run by code and a community of users. No more hierarchy or a central leader.
Decisions are made through proposals that the community votes on.

But to make a DAO, you have to have the right tools.

Here are the 21 DAO tools you need to know.

Setup:

These are the tools you need to create the foundations and frameworks for your DAO.
Aragon
: DAO templates and apps to launch a DAO
Syndicate
: Quickly launch an investing DAO
Orca Protocol
: DAO implementation tools focused on working groups
Colony
: Operating system and tools for your DAO
Open Law
: Legal agreements that work with Ethereum

Treasury Management

These are the tools you need to manage your DAO’s funds.
Juicebox
: Platform to fundraise from the community
Gnosis Safe
: Multi-signature wallet for DAOs
Llama
: Tool to help DAOs manage their treasuries

Governance:

These are the tools you need to manage community participation and voting.
Snapshot
: Tool to allow community voting using tokens and NFTs
Tally
: Analyze and vote on crypto protocols
Boardroom
: Platform that helps community participate in governance

Communication:

These are the tools you need to manage discussions within your DAO.

Discord: Platform used to facilitate discussion among community
Telegram
: Chat tool used to communicate amongst community members
Twitter
: Can be used to acquire new DAO members and share information

Compensation:

These are the tools you need to reward your DAO’s members for their efforts.
Coordinape
: Helps DAOs incentivize participation and reward active members
SourceCred
: Tool that measures and rewards value creation
Superfluid
: Programmable real-time and continuous payments
Utopia Labs:
Manage payments, accounting, and reporting for your DAO

Access:

These are the tools you need to manage access for your gated DAO.
Collab.land
: Verifies ownership of digital assets for token-gated communities on Ethereum
Grape
: Verifies ownership of digital assets for token-gated communities on Solana
Guild.xyz
: Tool to start a gated community

Sources

https://medium.com/1kxnetwork/organization-legos-the-state-of-dao-tooling-866b6879e93e

https://blockcast.cc/news/all-aspects-of-dao-types-commonly-used-tools-and-evolution-history/

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