A kiwi course teaching evidence-backed techniques to detox our discourse Do you think that arguing with racists on the internet is like screaming into the void, but not speaking up also seems wrong? Do you wish you could engage with racist family members or acquaintances without either screaming or biting
At Open Collective Foundation, solidarity is our guiding principle. We have taken the last year to begin weaving a mycelial web of relationships to intentionally connect the collectives we host—mutual aid, open source, climate justice, and more—to the broader Solidarity Economy movement. Why? Because, we are stronger together!
2021 Was Quite a Year Open Collective continues to grow at an amazing rate. In 2021, 59,000 unique contributors gave ~$25m to the 12,000+ Collectives on the platform. Each Collective represents a community doing inspiring work in the world, and each contribution represents support and financial power. This
"This New Cooperative Business Model Could Change Everything" OMG we're on TV! 🙀 On PBS on the Laura Flanders Show, with an episode that features Open Collective. > "Why must new and innovative ideas come to market through old and undemocratic platforms? What if rather than selling out, successful businesses became community
(Stay up to date on our journey here [http://opencollective.com/e2c].) How might we free Open Collective for the commons? Part 2 of … The not-so-secret dream of our strange beast called Open Collective is to be infrastructure for the commons, owned by our community [http://opencollective.com/e2c], which
Exit to Community In the future, Open Collective wants to transfer ownership of the platform to our community. We're working toward that, and we want to take you all with us on the learning journey—transparently (of course!). CEO Pia Mancini invites you to... [https://blog.opencollective.com/exit-to-community/]Early
Fiscal Hosts [https://opencollective.com/hosts] are the entities that hold funds for Collectives behind the scenes—the platform power users! We've got some news and features to share with you. Exit to Community We have announced our plans to transition ownership and governance of the Open Collective platform to
The Metagov Gateway [https://docs.metagov.org/en/latest/] helps communities govern themselves by connecting decision-making tools and governance services to platforms where decisions need to be made. Over the past couple months, we’ve been working with Open Collective communities who are using the Gateway to improve their governance.
Check out these inspirational updates from initiatives hosted by Open Collective Foundation [https://blog.opencollective.com/springsummer2021updateswelove/www.opencollective.com/foundation] : 🌟 Rogers Parks Free Store has distributed over 14,000 necessary items [https://opencollective.com/rpfreestore/updates/rogers-park-rocks] within their community in Chicago. 🌟 Study-into-Action shares their next steps [https://opencollective.
New ways to pay Cryptocurrency [https://opencollective.com/opencollective/updates/support-open-source-software-using-crypto] is now enabled for Open Source Collective, and we hope to offer them more widely soon. If your Collective is with OSC, go to settings > tiers and tick "Enable Crypto contributions" to opt in. Recurring PayPal [https://opencollective.com/
Two interactive graphs with explainer videos, one simplified and one in-depth. Thanks to the platform's financial transparency, you can trace exactly what happens to each dollar, and these can explainers show how it all works. Money Flows: Simplified Interactive graph → [https://public.flourish.studio/visualisation/7303468/] Money Flows: In-Depth Interactive
> Ersilia [https://www.ersilia.io/] is a nonprofit organisation that supports research against infectious and neglected diseases. Our goal is to facilitate adoption of artificial intelligence tools to accelerate the development of new medicines. We focus on establishing collaborations in low-resourced settings where the costs of drug discovery are prohibitive.
Here's what we're up to—we want your feedback! Not long ago, OCF announced our strategy focused on solidarity [https://blog.opencollective.com/solidarity-as-our-guiding-principle/]. Now we want to share a more concrete plan to put it into action. Here's a rundown of what the OCF team is currently doing, what