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Fees for services?

Kristian Heckel

Posted on March 8, 2020

Hi there,
we found the info on OpenCollective, that there are 5% platform fee plus 5% for bookkeeping plus transaction fees of some percentage.
That´s quite expensive. 
Is it different if we use OpenCollective with AllforClimate as a financial host?
Do you have an overview about this?
Are donation receipts for the tax office automatically sent to the donors?

Climate friendly greetings from TourDePlanet

Xavier Damman

Posted on March 8, 2020

Most hosts charge a 5% fiscal host fee. We don’t. We are all volunteers. We hope to eventually be able to finance operating costs with donations instead of charging all collectives a fixed fee.

Payment processor fees (Stripe) and platform fees (opencollective.com) only apply to credit card donations. Not donations through direct bank transfer to the fiscal host.

See details here: https://docs.allforclimate.earth/services/fiscal-hosting#cost

Kristian Heckel

Posted on March 9, 2020

So there´s no fee at all for the usage of OpenCollective via AllForClimate, just transaction fees, if we use credit card donations? You take the platform costs of 5% and do the 5% bookkeeping fee for free as volunteers?
That´s still not exactly clear for me.

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