Open Collective Europe

Brussels based non profit to host open collectives across Europe

Contributions


We are fiscally hosting 221 Collectives

manjaro

project

Host since August 2019

854 contributors

EndeavourOS

Collective

Host since July 2019

176 contributors

Manyverse

Open source

Host since September 2018

142 contributors

Manjaro ARM

Collective

Host since August 2019

74 contributors

Sunbeam City

Cooperative

Host since July 2018

73 contributors

Podlove

Collective

Host since January 2021

68 contributors

Host since November 2017

63 contributors

Eternal-Twin

Collective

Host since October 2020

61 contributors

TealWiki

Movement

Host since January 2018

58 contributors

QueerJS

Collective

Host since June 2019

54 contributors

ESLR Collective

Collective

Host since March 2021

50 contributors

siduction (EU)

Collective

Host since April 2021

42 contributors

Queer Haus

Collective

Host since November 2020

37 contributors

Tenancy

Open source

Host since February 2018

35 contributors

Host since January 2021

30 contributors

AntennaPod

Open source

Host since March 2021

30 contributors

Host since February 2020

29 contributors

CourtBouillon

Collective

Host since October 2020

29 contributors

Host since June 2018

28 contributors

LibreOps

Cooperative

Host since December 2019

28 contributors

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Organizations

1
G4G

143.2 EUR since May 2019

2
dotnet.amsterdam

2.41 EUR since Sep 2019

4
SFZ Tools

0.61 EUR since Aug 2020

5
Wallrunners

0.2 EUR since Jan 2021

Individuals

1
Till Sanders

18 EUR since Nov 2020

2
Luca Nucifora

8.99 EUR since Feb 2021

3
Jean-François De Hertogh

0.5 EUR since Oct 2019

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News from Open Collective Europe

Updates on our activities and progress.

December update - New pricing and general documentation 📝

Dear community, A short message today to let you know that we uniformed our fee to make it more transparent for you. From now on, there will be no more “platform fees” (5% fee for the open collective software on each incoming donation made...
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Published on December 16, 2020 by Jean-François De Hertogh

TransferWise is now available for payouts

We have received questions about our payout methods. We are now glad to announce that we have a TransferWise account up and running for your payouts out of the Euro Zone. TransferWise makes international bank transfers m...
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Published on April 23, 2020 by Jean-François De Hertogh

We are offering free fiscal sponsorship for #COVID19 related collectives

We have been inspired to see people coming together and creating Mutual Aid Funds to support their local community (see Portland,
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Published on April 3, 2020 by Jean-François De Hertogh

Conversations

Let’s get the discussion going! This is a space for the community to converse, ask questions, say thank you, and get things done together.

Bank Transfer pending for a long long time

Published on May 10, 2021 by Hendrik Lehmbruch

Two questions. 1. How long does it take till a bank transfer is booked and shown on a collective page. I made a contribution more than a week ago and it is not shown on my personal side nor on the collective page! So what is gone wrong, it...

Waiting for expense to be processed/paid

Published on April 22, 2021 by Alexander Todorov

It looks like https://opencollective.com/kiwitcms/expenses/38559 is taking longer than usual to be processed. From what I can see previous expenses have been processed in unde...

Awaiting approval

Published on March 5, 2021 by Randy

Hello, I decided to change fiscal hosts from the US-based Open Source Collective and have applied to this one on the 26th of February, but have not received any updates since, the project is:...

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Budget


Transparent and open finances.

Today’s balance

€4,379.53 EUR

Total raised

€18,270.25 EUR

Total disbursed

€13,890.72 EUR

Estimated annual budget

€9,195.62 EUR

Transactions

Host Fee

from AntennaPod

+€1.20EUR
Completed
Host Fee Share

from Open Collective Europe

-€0.18EUR
Completed
Host Fee

from Renegades Modding Group

+€0.12EUR
Completed
Host Fee Share

from Open Collective Europe

-€0.02EUR
Completed
Host Fee

from AntennaPod

+€0.09EUR
Completed
Host Fee Share

from Open Collective Europe

-€0.01EUR
Completed
Host Fee

from Julien Pivotto

+€90.00EUR
Completed
Host Fee Share

from Open Collective Europe

-€13.50EUR
Completed
Host Fee

from manjaro

+€0.60EUR
Completed
Host Fee Share

from Open Collective Europe

-€0.09EUR
Completed

About


Our goal is to develop a new generation of non profit organization across Europe. There are so many great citizen initiatives happening everywhere but as soon as they need to raise funds, they need to waste precious time to worry about all the paperwork required to create and maintain a 20th century association. We can do better.

Open Collective Europe enables communities to create a virtual non profit so that they can start collecting money without having to worry about setting up yet another legal entity and accounting. All those collectives are transparent by design. This creates an environment where the community feels more comfortable to chip in and financially support the activities of the collective. It also creates an environment where each collective can learn from each other. No more silos.

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 Open Collective Europe Non Profit) reimburse the full amount. Learn More. You can also create events and sell tickets and sponsorships, for example: BrusselsTogether meetup, Vegan Brussels dinner.

  • ** How much does it cost?** There is a 6% administration fee + credit card fees (1.4% + €0.25 for European cards and 2.9% + €0.25 for non-European cards). Fee is 6% flat on incoming bank transfers. 

  • ** What are the limitations?** Your collective remains an unincorporated partnership. That means that you cannot use the Open Collective Europe ASBL non profit as the point of contact, billing address or legal entity responsible for your activities. Concretely it means that you cannot hire people (except freelancers that can send an invoice to your collective). But you can use the host to receive grants and subsidies. They just need to be addressed to your collective.

  • Where can I find more information?* See the documentation on Open Collective

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