Open Collective - Our January Update

Open Collective - Our January Update

Did you know Collectives can....

  • Get contributions in Bitcoin
  • Accept donations of public stock
  • Employ (or contract) their contributors
  • Register trademarks
  • Have assets held on their behalf (like hardware)
  • Provide acknowledgement letters for in-kind donations (to claim tax credits)

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New features

We've redesigned the navigation bar to make it easier to jump to sections or pages (like Expenses).

Updates can now have comments! Use Updates like a blog or newsletter to keep your community engaged and report on your progress.

Fiscal Hosts can now customize a question for new Collectives who want to join. And more customization options for Hosts are coming soon!

Company Update

Pia, the CEO of Open Collective, sends regular updates to our investors, and as a transparent oganization we share them with everyone. Find out about the platform's stats and metrics, financial status, strategic focus, and roadmap.

"Our goal is to catalyze impact by enabling communities to have economic power, providing them with tools to be financially independent and unlock access to funding."

Read the update →

2020 in Review & 2021 Update
Open letter from CEO Pia Mancini to Open Collective’s investorsWow, 2020 was one rollercoaster of a year. We are just now catching our breath! What really matters first: we have been humbled by the groups that came togetheron our platform and across our fiscal hosts to help each other through the…

Welcome Open Web Docs!

We're thrilled to welcome this important initiative under the umbrella of Open Source Collective, and have been blown away by the positive response from the community so far. Open Web Docs was created to ensure the long-term health of web platform documentation on de facto standard resources like MDN Web Docs, independently of any single vendor or organization.

Learn more →

Introducing Open Web Docs
We are excited to support the official formation of Open Web Docs. Independent of any single vendor, Open Web Docs is a collaborative network bringing first-class web platform documentation to all. See the official announcement below.

OSC Fees Accounting Change

We're making a change to simplify fees for Open Source Collective. The fee amount is not changing (still 10%), but you'll no longer see it split 5% for OSC and 5% for Open Collective—you'll just see a single 10% fee. This change brings OSC into line with how we've simplified pricing across the platform.

Funder Spotlight

Chrome’s Framework for Open Source Investment
This year, Chrome’s has committed over $100K in their Web Framework & Tools Performance Fund to support open source tooling. Chrome understands that collaboration with open source paves the road to a better web.

News & Inspiration

OCF Updates We Love—January 2021
From community fridges to scholarships, Open Collective Foundation initiativesare making an impact.The Love Fridges [] - Chicago🌟 The Love Fridge partnered with[…
  • We've started holding monthly calls for Fiscal Hosts, to share best practice and ask questions. Let us know if you want an invitation!
  • A more in-depth article about the launch of Open Web Docs and its background with MDN.
  • The Gift Collective is a new charity fiscal host for New Zealand.
  • Open Collective Foundation grew 20x in 2020 and is starting the year off running.
  • Read the latest update from Open Source Collective, fiscal host to over 2500 open source projects.
Open Source Collective Update #12
From our January 2021 board meeting.Open Source Collective [/open-source-collective-update-10/] is anon-profit organization serving as a fiscal sponsor to over 2,400 open sourceprojects on Open Collective. We believe in transparency, so we’re publishingregular recaps of what happ…

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