BrusselsTogether ASBL

We are coming together to make Brussels a great city to live and work.

BrusselsTogether is a platform to help citizen initiatives in Brussels be self sustainable.

Each initiative has its own collective that can receive money independently. All the accounting is fully transparent. This helps donors trust the initiatives but it also helps collectives to learn from each other.

FAQ

What can an open collective do?

An open collective can collect one time and recurring donations (monthly or yearly). Anyone in the community can file expenses for reimbursement. After approval by the administrators of the collective, the host (in this case #BrusselsTogether ASBL) reimburses the expenses. You can also create events and sell tickets and sponsorships.

Check out these examples:

VeganizerBXL

Civic Innovation Network

How much does it cost?

It's free to create your collective on BrusselsTogether, create events and file expenses. If you want to collect money, you first need to become a member of BrusselsTogether ASBL (€10/month).

There is no fee for donations received by bank transfer (useful for subsidies and other one time grants).

If you want to receive money online (useful for recurring donations), the platform Open Collective charges a 5% fee + credit card fees (1.4% + €0.25 for European cards and 2.9% + €0.25 for non-European cards).

What do we do with the money?

We are fully transparent with our own money, see our own BrusselsTogether Collective and anyone is free to submit an expense to the collective for things that will help the entire community.

What are the limitations?

You cannot hire people (except freelancers or via SMartbe). Beyond that, your collective acts as your own virtual association.

What if we already have our own ASBL?

Nothing prevents you from also creating an open collective on BrusselsTogether to benefit from the network. There is no exclusivity.

Why do we do what we do?

There are many people who are trying to bring Brussels to the 21st century. People who are trying to redefine mobility, education, environment, art, culture, etc.

Today, communities rely on competitive processes to get funding through subsidies. It's a distraction and it's not sustainable. There's got to be a better way.

That's what we want to explore with #BrusselsTogether. Can we recreate a city from the bottom up, with transparency, inclusiveness, and an experimentation spirit at its core? A city where everyone is invited to contribute? A city where everything is possible.

By contributing to the collectives below, you are helping the development of this new city. A city that invites its citizens to contribute. A city that makes it easy for them to create associations to improve the quality of life for all.

Be part of the change

We all have something to contribute.

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We are hosting 27 collectives

Be Coworking
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Veganizer BXL
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