Open Collective Update—August 2020
Open Collective Update—August 2020: Featured Collectives, Combatting Spam, Github Sponsor Updates, Fiscal Host Upgrades, Monthly Leaderboard and More
Bushwick Ayuda Mutua are responding to the COVID-19 crisis with community engagement and mutual aid, supporting a team of neighborhood volunteers to purchase and deliver groceries to those in need in Brooklyn, NY.
"My hope is that transparent governance rules become part of what it means to be an open source project....as easy as choosing a Creative Commons license, where you answer a few questions and boom."
Thanks to this fantastic initiative, ten black parent entrepreneurs are powering up their businesses with $10,000 in grants, from beauty products to catering to innovative baby bottles.
We're working to stamp out spam across the platform. If you have feedback or want to report spam content, join the new #moderation Slack channel.
Github Sponsors Update
385+ open source projects have opted in to our integration with Github Sponsors, together bringing in nearly $10,000 per month. If you want to sign up, follow these steps.
⚠️ We recently emailed all our Github Sponsors users about a required settings change. Please have a look!
Upgrades for Fiscal Hosts
We're in the middle a big update for fiscal hosts, the entities that hold funds on behalf of Collectives.
Hiring: UX/UI Designer
Open Collective Design is looking for a new team member! Ideally someone in Latin America (the design team is mainly based in Mexico).
News & Inspiration
🥝 Announcing the launch of Open Collective New Zealand, a new fiscal host for all kinds of kiwi Collectives!
🚀 Open Collective Foundation, fiscal host for US-based charity projects, is on track to grow 10x this year, and it's doing a lot of exciting things.
🧬 Code for Science & Society have launched a request for proposals to fund improving access, tools, sustainability and inclusivity in open data science.
Tweets that make us proud
Top Financial Contributors
1. Open Society Foundations $100,000
2. NGI Trust $88,500
3. Ford Foundation $50,000
3. Sloan Foundation $50,000
5. Chrome $22,500
6. Schwab Charitable $20,000
7. VGC $18,000
8. XR France $14,500
9. Benevity $12,745
by new contributors
Bushwick Ayuda Mutua +128
Top New Collectives
Ford FOSS Sustainability