The following is the easiest and most likely way for a funding request for work to be accepted.
Gain confidence in the value of your work
Before requesting work to be funded, please ensure the value to the organization. This can be done in two ways:
Open a discussion with the community
When you start a conversation in Discord, make sure you elaborate on the following:
What you are planning to work on (your suggested process)
Why it's important (the outcome)
How long it might take
Who should submit the transaction for your payment (any representative can make payments)
In both cases, the goal is to find agreement with the community about the specific scope of work and the cost. The payment (whether in DEEP tokens or stablecoins) will have to be sent by a representative.
If you are not sure how to calculate the value of the work in tokens or stablecoins, refer to this paragraph on defining the cost of your work.
Present your idea or work to a department representative
Through your discussions with the community, a department representative may already be aware of the project and in contact about how to move for is can be done by directly sending them a message or tagging them in a conversation. This is the person and representative you need to reach out to.
Department representative reviews constraints
It helps to keep an eye on the budgets, regulatory constraints, and Deep Work's mission to discuss with others whether it's reasonable to spend resources on your work.
Representatives and contributors with higher responsibilities need to pay particularly close attention to these constraints. There are many efforts that might benefit from funding and deciding which to fund next is a highly strategic task.
Negotiate with the team to gain a mutual understanding and agreement on the value of the work.
Representative presents project at the council meeting
If there is not enough budget within the department for the project but the representative thinks it is still valuable enough to be implemented, they will present their case for increasing the department's budget at the Representative Council. All department representatives will discuss the pros and cons associated with the project and will decide whether the project is approved.