This interview with OCF Program Director was created by Artist-Organizer Fellow Ebony Gustave with Mike Strode, a Program Director at Open Collective Foundation. The Kola Nut Collaborative is a mutual support network created by Mike Strode to engage people in reciprocal exchange of services, skills, and goods through a time
OC Foundation offers nonprofit status + fundraising + money management software to aligned groups. We are part of an international network of nonprofits and other fiscal sponsors that use the same open source software to create efficiencies with money. We do the paperwork so that unincorporated groups, or Collectives, can focus on
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
Joe Torreggiani, a software engineer and social activist, has always been concerned about making the world a better place. With the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, he observed the community around him more closely and moved toward action to mitigate the social unrest and tension rising in society. Joe connected
Reinventing education, Empowering Parents, Inspiring Kids Manisha Snoyer is a passionate teacher with 15 years of experience with kids of different talents, psychological types, and walks of life. This "teacherpreneur” founded Modulo—a tool that accelerates learning through individualized instruction and a flexible school schedule. Manisha debunks myths about homeschooling
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
Проект 1K зібрав [https://www.1kproject.org/] 5,4 мільйона доларів на безпосередню допомогу понад 5000 родинам, які постраждали від війни. Ми провели щиру розмову з українсько-американським засновником проєкту Алексом Іскольдом. Алекс Іскольд – один із тих, хто живе в стилі «американська мрія». Зараз він працює в Нью-Йорку; та народився Алекс
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!
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.
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
Open Collective Foundation is creating a legal, financial, and technical commons for the solidarity economy OCF has a unique role to play as steward of a legal, financial, and technical commons—a piece of shared infrastructure—that is resonating deeply with the solidarity economy movement. We can build bridges between