What an incredible year 2022 was for Open Collective Foundation—an indication of the surge of energy, ideas, and resources flowing into solidarity movements. We are humbled and happy to provide a legal and financial toolbox the groups who make up these movements need to do their important and diverse
Open Collective Foundation is one of many Solidarity Economy organizations exploring collective pay-setting. We are sharing the behind the scenes details of how we came up the new collectively-created compensation model that we announced in part one. Open Collective Foundation serves a community of over 400 Collectives that each have
Distributed leadership aligns with our guiding principle of solidarity at Open Collective Foundation, and it’s an area we’ve been intentionally developing. In mid-2022, we started rethinking how we pay our core team. We asked ourselves: how might our salaries be determined equitably and collectively? Inspired by Worker Self-Directed
How communities are decentralizing social networking, no billionaires required. With the mass exodus of Twitter users following Elon Musk’s takeover, alternative platforms are gaining popularity among these ‘digital refugees’. The leading choice for many is Mastodon, free and open-source self-hosted social networking. Why is it growing so fast, and
Discover the latest news and features we're proud of! Upgrade your budget with our new visualisation feature! 💰 Transform your budget and gain a deeper insight into your financial well-being 📈 Our new budget visualisation enables a more accessible exploration of your data through graphs and categories. This feature pulls information from
Discover the latest News and Features we're proud of! Projects Projects are a lightweight way for collectives to manage budgets for initiatives independent of their parent collectives. Use a Project if you would like to collect funds, allocate part of your budget or track the spending of a specific initiative
New York, NY, July 7, 2022 — Open Collective Foundation, a fiscal sponsor supporting the Solidarity Economy movement with a community-led technology platform — announces the election of two new members to its Board of Directors: Angie Kim and Hafidha Acuay. “We are thrilled to work with Angie Kim, leader of a
New Navigation Bar Our website has had a revamp, welcome to our new Navigation Bar [https://opencollective.com/?utm_medium=Mailchimp&utm_source=website&utm_campaign=june-newsletter&utm_content=website] ! 🤟🏼 Explore some of our new pages providing solutions for Sponsors and Fiscal Hosts. Deep dive into how our Product works,
Six months later, here's what we've achieved and learned. After clarifying our mission & values [https://docs.opencollective.foundation/about/mission-and-values] and growing our team [https://docs.opencollective.foundation/about/team], Open Collective Foundation committed to a strategy based on solidarity as our guiding principle [https://blog.opencollective.com/solidarity-as-our-guiding-principle/], and
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
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.