Open Collective Update - September 2022

Open Collective Update - September 2022

Discover the latest news and features we're proud of!

Upgrade your budget with our new visualisation feature! πŸ’°

Transform your budget and gain a deeper insight into your financial well-being πŸ“ˆ

Our new budget visualisation enables a more accessible exploration of your data through graphs and categories. This feature pulls information from your tagged expenses and contributions.

We recommend tagging your expenses so your graphs display accurate expense data.

This tool will help your funders get a better sense of your financial well-being. You can now easily answer questions like: How long has the project been actively raising money? - Is the funding consistent - How does the project currently spend its funding?

Learn More about this new Feature

OCF is looking for Board Members 🌻

We are looking for 1 - 2 new members for Open Collective Foundation to add to our growing board.

OCF is a fiscal sponsor in a growing international network of organizations who use the Open Collective platform, to create efficiencies with money and amplify impact in communities.

We are looking for a board member who is:

- Based in the U.S.

- Experienced with 501(c)(3) governance at our scale ($30m), especially financial oversight, compliance, and policy

- Comfortable working online & remotely, with our distributed organization

- Excited about our mission and approach

- Up for innovative and radical ideasβ€”we are experimental and agile

We encourage you to share this call with people you know who would be great board members!

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We want your Feedback! 🐝

We're testing some new features to revamp the Collective Profile page, we would love to have input from Collective Admins who are interested in sharing their opinions πŸ‘©πŸΌβ€πŸ’»

If you’re interested:

- Please reach out to

- Include your Collective’s URL

- A small intro about your community (1-2 sentences)

- Your role and personal mission

- How long you've been using Open Collective

News & Inspiration

πŸ‡³πŸ‡Ώ OpenMined (an OCF Collective) receives backing from the New Zealand Government and Microsoft

🀟🏼 "80% of the Internet is built on PHP." New case study PHP Foundation - Alive and Kicking, an OSC Collective

PHP Foundation: Alive and Kicking
PHP Foundation co-founder Roman Pronskiy on the state of the language, and why its future is bright. Born and raised in Kharkiv, Ukraine, Roman Pronsky has always worked in the tech industry. He started by studying math, and later programming organically fit in. After 10 years working as a software

πŸ—½ Streetlives Project YourPeer announces plan to prevent and end youth homelessness in NYC

πŸ’° Valuing What Matters in a Post-Growth Society by Mike Strode - OCF Program Manager

πŸ’» MCH (May Contain Hackers) Hacker Camp: Inscription, resistance, and subversion in the governance of the Internet infrastructure

πŸ‘Ύ Open Source Collective Updates We Love September Edition

Open Source Collective Updates we love - September Edition ❀️
Thank you for sharing the awesome work that your collectives are doing to sustain the open source ecosystem πŸ‘Ύ

πŸ₯ Fiscal Host, Social Change Nest just shared their first-ever impact report!

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Apply for Techtonica’s full-time software engineering program (Deadline October 10)


πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘¦ Liberatory Governance & Belonging Panel event exploring "How do we organize ourselves to build belonging?" - Alanna Irving, COO of OC

🌎 The Future Is Collective podcast interview with Alanna Irving, COO of OC, exploring our work and plan to exit to community

βš–οΈ Democracy Needs Continual Upgrading - Innovative Minds interviewed Pia Mancini - CEO of OC - where she discusses her mission to modernize political institutions in the Internet age


🎟️ Post your #events in our Discord and we'll promote them here

πŸ“Š 29th Nov - 2nd Dec - Doing Work Better Together Sponsored by Open Collective

A 4-day conference exploring practical challenges at the frontiers of collaboration and organization building. Use code OPENCOLLECTIVE for a 15% discount on tickets!

πŸ’° 6th October - Sociocracy and Money: Patterns for Transparent and Consent-Based Financial Systems

πŸ¦€ 7th October - OCF's October Community Forum

πŸ‹ 10th October - OCF's Solidarity Economy 101

πŸŽ‰ 19th - 21st October - Tech Workers Coalition are hosting our first intergenerational tech & labour teach-in.

The event is free. A mutual aid fund has been set up on Open Collective (yay!) for people to contribute towards helping those that need financial assistance to take time off work.

⭐️ 20th October - OCF's Money Health Collective Session to explore stories and wellbeing around money

🐍 1-3rd December - Pia Mancini CEO of OC will be speaking at PyData Global Virtual Conference

Posts that make us proud

Monthly Leaderboard

Top Contributors

Energy Foundation $400,000

Amazon Web Services $300,000

Inquiring Systems $239,600

Chicago Food Policy $175,000

Twitter $166,320

Amalgamated $150,000

Meyer Foundation $150,000

Ford Foundation $125,300

Hewlett Foundation $125,000

Canva $80,000

Top Collectives

By contributions this month (USD)

1k Project $2,424,171

People's Utility $400,000

MapLibre $300,000

Sovereign Bodies $239,600

Chicagoland Food $197,157

By contributors this month

Logseq 263 184

Dark Reader 183

AlversjΓΆ 137

SWG Restoration III 102

Top New Collectives

By contributions (USD)

Malaga Sā Strings $16,957

Queer District Collective $5,693

Splo-down Food Coop $5,199

TWC Teach-In Fund $3,310

Code Rouge / Rood $3,397

By contributors 184

XR MAPA Actions 39

Code Rouge / Rood 29

Catppuccin 14

Austin Global Shapers 12

Global Retreat 2022 ⚑️

In September, the Open Collective team got together for a week of collaboration 🏝️

We spent our days workshopping, connecting, dreaming big and getting to know each other - in person! πŸ’›

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

πŸ’™ The Open Collective Team