Join us online Oct 9 at 5PM PST / 8PM EST.
Sean Larkin will share Webpack’s experiences growing their Open Collective budget, and answer your questions. Learn about attracting backers, sponsor relationships, grant searching, vendor partnerships, revenue through support/training, and more.
Our New Help Forum
Got questions? Want to share knowledge with other users? Check it out!
Using Ads to Sustain Open Source
We’re running several experiments exploring the use of ethical advertising to create new revenue streams for collectives. You can participate! Find out more.
We also love this introduction to one of our advertising partners, Code Sponsor:
“We need to shift users of open source from consumers to contributors. It’s not somebody else’s code, it’s our code.”
“We’re poised to build a more transparent, equitable, up-front economic layer for the open-source ecosystem.”
Why Evan You is raising funds for the Vue community on Open Collective, even though he already had a successful Patreon.
Talks & Podcasts
Watch Pia Mancini’s fascinating talk from OuiShare Fest.
“The internet has been great at bringing people together to imagine new ideas. But when it comes to building a sustainable way of implementing them we’re back to talking with lawyers and accountants. We need to define a new social and economic unit to enable us, as networked communities, to operate.”
- Cucumber Podcast: Funding Open Source
Pia talks crowdfunding and supporting the open source community.
- Nadia Eghbal: Where Money Meets Open Source
What money can buy, what it can’t buy, and its role in open source.
- Jerod Santo on the Bike Shed Podcast
Finding time for, sustaining, and funding open source development.
- The HanselMinutes Podcast
Pia talks liquid democracy and Open Collective
We’re building Open Collective because we’re passionate about transparency.
This thread on Twitter by ProPublica about the Red Cross and hurricane Harvey reminded us of the deeper purpose of Open Collective. It highlights the need for a new generation of non-profit organizations that are much more transparent and accountable.
We’re on it.