Open Collective Pricing

The platform supports sustainability for communities, and communities support sustainability for the platform.

For Collective

For Collectives


For Collective

Collect, spend and manage money transparently. Connect your bank account as an Independent Collective, or apply to a Fiscal Host.

Free – forever

  • Unlimited access to all features
  • No fees if you hold money in your own bank account
  • Fiscal Host fees may apply, if you opt to join one
For FiscalHost

For Fiscal Hosts


For FiscalHost

As a Fiscal Host, you hold funds on behalf of Collectives. You decide what fees to charge (if any), and share revenue with the platform.

We succeed if you succeed

  • Host unlimited Collectives and access all features
  • FREE if you don't charge Host Fees
  • 15% revenue share with the platform if you charge Host Fees

Platform Tips
Open Collective is supported by voluntary contributions called Platform Tips, optionally added at checkout, which enable us to keep building the software without charging Collectives directly.

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For Collectives


Bring your initiative to life

We help you thrive
$0 No fees on incoming payments ¹
$0 No fees on outgoing payments ¹
Host fees may apply depending on your Fiscal Host

(1) Payment processor fees apply when using Stripe, Paypal, or Wise.

  • Fundraising and crowdfunding features
  • Manually add funds from other channels
  • Community engagement tools
  • Transparent budget
  • Expense payouts in local currencies

You will also have access to


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Collective page

A public page for your community to receive payments, manage expenses, and update supporters, transparent by design.

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Outside funds

Manually credit Collective budgets with funds received outside the platform (e.g., cash, historical transactions, or third party channels like a shop).

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Bank transfer payments

Automatically provide wire instructions and a reference number for tracking transactions.

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Credit card processing

Receive financial contributions via credit card, automatically updating your budget for transparent tracking. *Stripe fees apply

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For Fiscal Hosts


We succeed when you succeed

Free if you don't have revenue, sharing if you do

$0 if you don't charge Host Fees to your Collectives ¹

15% Platform Share of your Host Fee revenue ²

(1) Payment processor fees apply when using Stripe, Paypal, or Wise.

(2) If your Host Fee is 10% and your Collectives bring in $1,000, the Host gets $100 and $15 (15%) is the Platform Share.

  • Each Collective gets its own fundraising page
  • No more messy spreadsheets! It's all automated, and your accountant will thank you
  • Manually add funds from other channels, accurately tracking all budgets
  • Community engagement features
  • Financial tracking and transparency means reporting writes itself
  • Expense management and one-click payouts via Paypal and Wise

You will also have access to


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Host Admin Dashboard

Easily manage budgets and expenses across all your Collectives, including automated credit card payments through Stripe and one-click payouts via Paypal and Wise.

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Outside funds

Manually credit Collective budgets with funds received outside the platform, such as other e-commerce or fundraising tools.

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Bank transfer payments

Automatically provide wire instructions and a reference number for tracking. Confirm receipt of funds with one click.

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Credit card processing

Receive financial contributions via credit card, automatically updating each Collective budget. *Stripe fees apply

FAQ's

What is a Collective?

A group seeking to raise and spend money transparently using the Open Collective platform, representing a community, project, or initiative.


What is a Fiscal Host?

A Fiscal Host holds funds on behalf of Collectives, enabling them to operate using the Host's bank account and legal entity.


How do platform tips work?

Platform Tips support development of the Open Collective software platform. Contributors to Collectives see the option to give a voluntary Platform Tip at checkout.