Open Collective Update - May 2022

Open Collective Update - May 2022

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 weโ€™re making a pretty significant difference in peopleโ€™s lives."

Massive congratulations on their recent $1.1m match funding campaign ๐ŸŽ‰

1K Project: Peer-to-peer help for Ukraine
1K Project has raised $5.4 million for direct relief to 5,000+ families affected by the war. In this heartfelt conversation, we speak with Ukrainian-American founder Alex Iskold.Alex Iskold is living the American dream. Now in New York, he was born in the Ukrainian city of Chernivtsi during

Welcome NumFOCUS, a new fiscal host to 40+ projects, with a mission to promote open practices in research, data, and scientific computing ๐Ÿงฌ๐Ÿ”ฌ


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 ๐ŸŽ‰

Building the team to deliver on Open Source Collectiveโ€™s Strategy
In January Open Source Collective, the foundation and fiscal host for over 3,000 open source communities, published its strategy. The strategy outlined a vision for the organisation: We are actively working toward a world in which it is as rewarding and financially secure to build and maintain softโ€ฆ

Work at a Mission-Driven Tech Company with High Impact that Cares about You

We are looking for a senior "full-stack" software engineer whoโ€™s excited about open source, making communities sustainable, and transparent finances ๐Ÿ’ธ

We are hiring!


Podcasts galore!

๐ŸŽ™ 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

๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผโ€๐Ÿ’ป Making Sense of Web3: CEO Pia Mancini's interview on the Life itself podcast - learn about Open Collective, steward ownership and exit to community

๐Ÿ™‡๐Ÿผ 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

๐Ÿฐ Head along to OC Europe's event in Paris on May 24th

๐ŸŒฟ Happen Films is building the gift economy for their Community Supported Filmmaking

๐ŸŒป OCF monthly community forum - 3rd June

โœˆ๏ธ EVENT: Paths to Sustainable Fuels: Scalability of biofuels, challenges in the water-energy-food nexus and paths to sustainable aviation fuels

๐Ÿ” We've fixed up the Search feature on the platform! Add Tags to Collectives (Settings -> Info) to make them easier to find

๐Ÿ‘พ Open Source Compensation - Talking Drupal #346

๐ŸŽ‰ Providing access to housing justice - collaborative action by Edmund Hillary Fellows

๐Ÿคฏ Missed OFCs Solidarity economy 101 event - You're in luck! Watch the recording or this testimonial

๐ŸŒป Babel - community maintained compiler for evolving the future of JavaScript reached $1M raised

โฐ What is Time Banking? Check out this awesome reel by @danafortune

๐ŸคŸ๐Ÿผ Open Collective Foundation has supported the full translation of the Open Collective platform to Spanish!


Posts that make us proud

Monthly Leaderboard

Top Contributors
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
Twitter $166,320
Google $153,000
Santa Fe Community $149,514
Yahoo $132,500

Top Collectives

By contributions this month (USD)
1kproject $3,480,987
OpenMined $476,229
Study into Action $230,360
Ecosystems Platform $193,600
Julian Collective $175,000

By contributors this month
IFC.js 533
1kproject 473
Projection 268
Dark Reader 159
Sucho 123

Top New Collectives

By contributions (USD)
Ecosystems Platform $193,600
osu! tournaments $25,008
General Cuties $19,895
Mother's Day Strike $7,916
Food Not Cops $6,702

By contributors
Mothers Day Strike 51
General Cuties 40
CAD Sketcher 35
AmberELEC 21
Food Not Cops 19

๐Ÿ’™ The Open Collective Team