Open Collective Update - February 2024

Open Collective Update - February 2024

Understanding your Dashboard

We're excited to bring you the latest enhancement to your Open Collective experience โ€“ the all-new Dashboard!


After a successful limited release, we are excited to be rolling out the Dashboard to all Open Collective users.

๐Ÿก Your Home Base: The Dashboard is now your central hub for managing all your Open Collective activities, whether you're a contributor, organization, collective, or fiscal host admin.

โœจ Automatic Activation: Dashboard will be automatically activated for all Open Collective users as part of this full public release. No action is required from your end โ€“ simply log in and experience the enhanced features.

๐Ÿ› ๏ธ Key Features: Administrative features of Open Collective were previously sprinkled in different places in and around profile pages and settings. Dashboard changes that by consolidating and organizing the tools you need into one place.

๐ŸŽ๏ธ Quick Navigation: Easily switch between individual and collective/host/organization admin profiles with a click.

๐Ÿ“ฃ We want to hear from you! Try out the new Dashboard and share your thoughts. Click the "Give Feedback" option within your Dashboard or provide comments or suggestions here.

As we leap into 2024, letโ€™s reflect on the past year's journey ๐ŸŒ Explore the highs, the challenges, and our strategic vision for the future! ๐Ÿš€

๐Ÿ“ˆ Financial Resilience: Despite the twists and turns, we've maintained financial resilience. Dive into the numbers and strategies that kept us on track.

๐Ÿ› ๏ธ Product Evolution: Our platform is not just a tool; it's a workplace! Explore how we've transformed, making it more intentional and user-centric.

๐Ÿ’ผ Business Strategy Shift: Explore the strategic moves we're making in response to changing contribution patterns. How are we planning to adapt to ensure future sustainability?

๐Ÿš€ The Future Awaits: Join us as we explore new territories! What's the vision for 2024? Discover our plans for community growth and financial sustainability.

News and Inspiration

A few things weโ€™re excited about this monthโ€ฆ

๐ŸŒฟ Funding the grass-root climate movement in New Zealand. Learn more about the incredible mahi from the Gift Collective

๐Ÿ’ผ We're thrilled to introduce Vendors. Simplify your financial management by effortlessly attributing contributions or expenses to external entities.

๐Ÿ’ธ How Open Collective Uses Wise Business to Automate Payments Around the World

๐Ÿชด The Social Change Nest has launched their new website! Supporting and breaking barriers for global change makers in the UK

๐Ÿฆ€ Open Collective 2023 Product Summary! Learn more about our improvements from last year and our focus for 2024

๐Ÿ‘พ OSC hosted collectives currently using Virtual Cards. Open Source Collective have closed their virtual card program

๐Ÿ Big thank you to the Open Collective community contributors who got their pull requests merged in January: MayaSatishRao, Guilherme, JoaoGabriel and Sam Kevin

๐Ÿ—ž๏ธ Check out Open Collective Foundation's Monthly Newsletter. Including End of Year Reminders, 2024 Updates, Jobs, Grants & More!

๐Ÿค๐Ÿฝ Sentry is doubling down on Open Source support with a $500,000 commitment for 500+ maintainers. Thank you for your invaluable work! ๐Ÿš€

๐ŸŒŸ Happy New Year from the Social Change Nest. Get up to speed with their January Updates

๐Ÿช™ The Bitcoin Design Foundation aims to fuel ongoing innovation and development within the Bitcoin design space by providing financial support to talented individuals and community projects.

๐Ÿ“Ž The Social Change Nest is hiring a Partnership manager!

๐ŸŒณ El รrbol Mutual Aid Group Opens Free Store In Logan Square For Migrants and Neighbors.

๐ŸŒ Hosted by Open Source Collective? Help shape the future of Open Source Collectiveโ€™s open source projects. Share your insights on support, resources, and community engagement.


Got any events you want to add? Post them in #events in our Discord and we'll promote them here

๐Ÿ‰ 13th February - New York - Poetry by Yahya Ashour - Join us for a night of poetry and discussion around Palestine, hosted by the Liberation Collective

โšก๏ธ 13th February - Data Umbrella - A Briefer history of Open Source

๐Ÿฆ€ 14th February - Auckland, New Zealand - Join us for Halaโ€™s first Tฤmaki Makaurau show of 2024. As always, it will be an evening full of art and incredible connections

๐Ÿชผ 14th February - Taking Action: Next Steps in Joining Online Marketplaces for Farmers by Institute for the Cooperative Digital Economy

๐Ÿธ 15th February - OSC Monthly Community Forum

๐Ÿ‹ 16th February - Mautic Conference India 2024

๐Ÿ 17th February - GeekBeacon Festival 2024 - online conference showcasing various technology and mental health focused topics!

๐Ÿž 1st March - OCF Monthly Community Forum

๐Ÿฆฉ 19th May - Intermediate Practice Program - A short cohort based course, deepening crewing and facilitation skills.

๐Ÿฆ‹ 21st May - Emotional CPR Practitioner Certification - Join for a 12-hour certification, learn how to assist someone in emotional distress or crisis

Posts that make us proud

Monthly Leaderboard

Top Contributors

Omidyar Network $450,000

Chrome Frameworks Fund $225,200

Tahoe-LAFS Foundation $224,435

National Philanthropic Trust $213,044

Novo Foundation $200,000

Google Open Source $181,781

Endowment for Democracy $118,732

Rockefeller Foundation $97,701

Microsoft Corporation $80,000

Biome Fund $61,090

Top Collectives

By Contribution this month (USD)

Tahoe-LAFS $224,435

DemocracyNext $234,054

Kingston Emergency Food $206,202

Modern JS $200,000

Island CultureZ 182,096

By Contributors this month

Logseq 427

OpenCore Legacy Patcher 162

Soutiens ร  la crรฉmarbre 140

Hands Off Uhuru! 118

Propane 111

Top New Collectives

By Contributions (USD)

Entre Putxs $20,000

Workers for a Free Palestine $10,655

Follow The Dragons $6633

2023 Roster Data Collection $5,000

Djangonaut Space $4,700

By Contributors

Fedi.Monster 78

Solidarity Fund for Natalie 17

Game of Rรดles Wiki 16

A City for People 15

BNE Social 13

We'd love to hear from you! Reach out to the team, or join our Discord.