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Brussels based non profit to host open collectives across Europe
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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...
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- 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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