Introducing Projects
Published on July 14, 2021 by Benjamin Nickolls
Admin

Manage funds within Collectives with Projects


Projects are a lightweight way for Collectives to manage budgets for initiatives independent of their parent Collectives:



Projects have many of the same features as Collectives: they have their own balances, contributions, and expenses. Projects have their own contribution tiers, goals, and updates. Projects are appropriate when you have:

- you want to collect funds for a specific initiative or idea
- you want to allocate part of an existing Collectives' budget to an effort
- you want to track spending on a subset of activities away from the main Collective

We've been quietly testing project Projects to manage budgets for The Digital Infrastructure Fund while Mautic have been using Projects to support specific initiatives. We'd love to hear what you think about this feature as we continue to iterate on it throughout the rest of the year. Please comment below with your feedback.

Read more about Projects in our Documentation

 

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Adam Recvlohe

Posted on July 14, 2021

I've been wanting something like this. Only had events before which didn't make sense. I'd like to be able to move an event to a project but I don't think that's possible right now.
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Manitou

Posted on July 14, 2021

Hi Benjamin,

I am wondering about projects benefits compared to events.
So I understand it does not show on the collective.
Can the collective put admin different from de collective which would have a benefit for me ?

I suppose project is fine when it is meant for a short period or only special event.
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Alanna Irving

Posted on July 15, 2021

To answer both the above questions, Projects are similar to Events in the sense that they are both a type of "Mini-Collective" within a main Collective, with its own separate budget, and it own contributions and expenses. You can freely move money between the main Collective and its Projects (or Events).

Right now, the admins of Events and Projects are the same as the parent Collective. In the future we hope to build the ability to specify different admins, but we haven't got there quite yet.
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Juri Ivanov

Posted on July 15, 2021

Cool! Is it something like BoomStarter and KickStarter services?
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Benedict Lau

Posted on July 15, 2021

Oh this is super useful. Our magazine can manage a separate budget for each issue right on OC.
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Ramon Miquilena

Posted on July 15, 2021

Hola gracias por el apollo brindado para mi proyecto de verdad muchas gracias
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Dmitry Chuiko

Posted on July 26, 2021

Hi all, I am 1? Где все?:)
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