5.4M dollars raised, direct relief for 5000+ families
1K Project is a distributed peer-to-peer support network that empowers sponsors anywhere in the world to send $1,000 directly to the bank account of a Ukrainian family (whether still in the country or as refugees).
1K Project partnered with Open Collective Foundation to enable pooling donations to fund families. Outside of Open Collective, individuals could sponsor a single family directly, but most larger donors and philanthropies can generally only fund a formal nonprofit. Open Collective is essential to enabling partnerships with companies like Yahoo, who sponsored 450 families with a $450,000 donation.
In this heartfelt conversation, we speak with Ukrainian-American founder Alex Iskold.
"As you can imagine, it has been incredibly chaotic, with a lot of sleepless nights and stress. But we’re making a pretty significant difference in people’s lives."
Massive congratulations on their recent $1.1m match funding campaign 🎉
Welcome NumFOCUS, a new fiscal host to 40+ projects, with a mission to promote open practices in research, data, and scientific computing 🧬🔬
Building the team to deliver on Open Source Collective's Strategy
We've been busy building the team to deliver on our strategy and to support our community of maintainers, contributors, and financial supporters. With that in mind we're excited to introduce to you Lauren, Richard and Ronen 🎉
Work at a Mission-Driven Tech Company with High Impact that Cares about You
We are looking for a senior "full-stack" software engineer who’s excited about open source, making communities sustainable, and transparent finances 💸
🎙 CEO Pia Mancini's interview on Thinking out loud podcast - Building sustainable open-source projects and the Exit to Community (E2C) strategy we are exploring
👩🏼💻 Making Sense of Web3: CEO Pia Mancini's interview on the Life itself podcast - learn about Open Collective, steward ownership and exit to community
🙇🏼 COO Alanna Irving's interview on the Frontiers of Commoning Podcast - hacking organizational structures with our values, the benefits of distributed leadership, and the confidence that comes from managing risk together
News & Inspiration
🏰 Head along to OC Europe's event in Paris on May 24th
🌿 Happen Films is building the gift economy for their Community Supported Filmmaking
🌻 OCF monthly community forum - 3rd June
✈️ EVENT: Paths to Sustainable Fuels: Scalability of biofuels, challenges in the water-energy-food nexus and paths to sustainable aviation fuels
🔍 We've fixed up the Search feature on the platform! Add Tags to Collectives (Settings -> Info) to make them easier to find
👾 Open Source Compensation - Talking Drupal #346
🎉 Providing access to housing justice - collaborative action by Edmund Hillary Fellows
🤟🏼 Open Collective Foundation has supported the full translation of the Open Collective platform to Spanish!
Posts that make us proud
DCBADR Foundation $1,100,000
Fidelity Charitable $397,900
Sloan Foundation $309,600
Moisey Uretsky $300,000
Barr Foundation $230,000
Schwab Charitable $224,600
Santa Fe Community $149,514
Top New Collectives
💙 The Open Collective Team