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New expense transparency page for collectives
Published on February 18, 2020 by Xavier Damman
I met with Liam from XR IST (International Support Team) last week in Brussels. One thing that they would love to see on Open Collective is the ability to take a snapshot of a collective for a given time range and see how they spent the ...
Published on January 23, 2020 by Xavier Damman
Thanks for joining our collective! We can certainly use your help. Please use this space to introduce yourself. Where are you from, what do you love doing, how much time you can dedicate to contribute to this collective and whether or no...
See how money openly circulates through Open Collective Community. All contributions and all expenses are published in our transparent public ledger. Learn who is donating, how much, where is that money going, submit expenses, get reimbursed and more!
Monthly financial contribution to Community
~ $60,267.96 USD
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Everyone who has supported Open Collective Community. Individuals and organizations that believe in –and take ownership of– our purpose.
Open Collective is a platform to enable communities to collect and disburse money transparently. But we realized that communities need much more than just money to thrive. They need above all people that can contribute time and energy. GitHub is already providing a great platform to developers to join open source projects and quickly identify where and how they can contribute. But outside of open source communities, there is still to this day no good enough platform. We want to change that. We believe that discovering and contributing to communities in your city should be as easy as contributing to any open source project.
That's our goal and we want to do it together as a community, as a collective. We will focus on creating a great space where developers and agencies around the world can develop features, new integrations, plugins, etc that can fulfill the needs of the communities they work with using Open Collective as the base so that we don't have to reinvent the wheel again and again.
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Open Collective is already Open Source (MIT License), so in theory, you already can. But in practice, it's quite difficult. Our goal is to make it much easier.
Can I deploy my new feature on opencollective.com?
That's the goal. But we need to figure out a process to make it easy for you to develop new features and deploy them at least for your own collective on opencollective.com (as you can imagine, there is a bunch of security issues that we need to take into consideration).
How can I contribute?
Please join or create a working group by posting a new conversation on this collective. You can also make a financial contribution to support our collective or to support directly the development of a particular feature that will be posted on this collective.
How can I stay in the loop of your progress?
Become a backer and you will receive our regular updates (and support our efforts in the process!) ❤️
Why will you succeed where others have failed?
There has been many attempts at building the ultimate community tool. It's a tough problem. It's not enough to build a great user experience. You need to create something that is a real pain killer, not just a vitamin and you need to make it super easy for the community of developers to customize it, augment it and maintain it so that it can truly meet the needs of all communities.
However, we believe that it's an idea whose time has come (and there is nothing more powerful than that). Meetup.com is pretty much dead, people are increasingly leaving Facebook and looking for alternatives and there is no decent open source solution with a bit of design thinking to address this yet.
The core team is made of people who have been very active in various citizen initiatives and movements for the climate. They've experienced the different pain points and how software can help those communities.