Open Collective
Open Collective
Unavailable Next Week + NYC people, come say hello!
Published on February 16, 2023 by Nathan Hewitt

Hello OCF collectives!

As we announced back on January 26, the US-based OCF team members will be gathering in New York for a retreat February 20-24 - that is, next week. This is especially important given our growth over the last year, in terms of funds managed, all our new programs for collectives, and also in terms of staff!

Next week, we will be mostly unavailable by email and will not process expenses or incoming bank transfer/check donations. Some of our international team members will be keeping an eye on things, but you should not expect a response to your inquiry during that week. If something is truly, deeply urgent during that time, include the word "urgent" in the email Subject. Please keep in mind that this retreat time will benefit all of the Collectives in the long term by helping foster a resilient core team.


Also, if you are based in the NYC-area...

...we'd love to meet you in person - we're doing a "meet ‘n’ greet ‘n’ eat" on Thursday, February 23rd from 6pm to 8pm. Find our table at Food Gallery 32 in K-Town, 11 W 32nd St, in Manhattan. It is a food court with a variety of different food, drink, and dessert options. Come get some tasty grub and say hello!


A few more reminders:
  • All check donations must be sent to our new address. Checks received at our old address (the Walnut, CA address) after March 31, 2023, will not be re-routed to us.
  • Sign up for our monthly community forums and new-collective welcome parties here!
  • If you have not completed a "What's Update" looking back on 2022, please do so. See previous Updates from us here and here for more information.

The OCF core team