Open Collective
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Updates

Updates on our activities and progress.

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New Feature - Budget Visualisation
Published on September 22, 2022 by Shannon Wray
Upgrade your budget with our new visualisation feature! Turn your money flows into insightful graphs 🎉 Hosts and Collectives now have access to...
Creating Recurring Expenses
Published on August 16, 2022 by Benjamin Nickolls
Submitting regularly recurring expenses? Now you can automatically create a copy of an invoice or reimbursement. When submitting an expense you'll see a new section on the Summary page: Check the box, select the frequency and (optionally) s...
Differences in foreign exchange rates made it difficult to pay people exact amounts in other currencies. Now it's a lot easier! You can select your own currency instead of the Collective's currency when submitting expenses. For example, if...
Customizable thank you email
Published on July 18, 2022 by Alanna Irving
You can now add custom text to the automatic email people receive thanking them for their contribution, at the level of a whole Collective and/or a specific Event or Project. This has been a long-requested feature and we're stoked to releas...
New Homepage and Navigation!
Published on July 6, 2022 by Shannon Wray
Our website has had a revamp! Welcome to our new Home page and Navigation Bar! 🤟🏼 The new homepage explains more generally what Open Collective is and what our main features are....
Hosts that require a minimum number of administrators to accept projects can now ask Collectives to invite them as part of their application. Back in February we announced...
Community Guidelines · Open Collective supports initiatives that make a positive impact on the world. To accomplish this, we must be a wel...
Due to the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, and the sanctions that are being applied to Russia, our primary payment provider, Wise, has restricted payments in Rubles (RUB). At the time of writing payments through Paypal were still accepted, but...
As we empower ever-larger communities to manage their money together we're beginning to look more closely at our governance tools. Today we're launching the first part of a 'two-to-sign' process that ensures at least two people are involved...
Cover image cropper
Published on February 8, 2022 by Alanna Irving
Cover images are awesome for customizing your page and telling your story. But getting the crop to look right on different screen sizes is tricky. Does your cover image look cut off? You might not even know if you haven't seen it on differe...
A company sent you a payable invoice instead of submitting an expense to your Collective? Or you need to pay someone who is unfamiliar with the Open Collective platform? Make the process easier by inviting them to submit an...
Embed Videos in Updates
Published on November 23, 2021 by Alanna Irving
You can now embed videos in Updates! Just click the video icon and paste in a Youtube link. Like this: https://www.youtube.com/opencollecti...
Incognito contributions will no longer share information with collective admins. We will roll out this change on Monday 15th November. If you are impacted by this change please comment on this pos...
Today, we are adding limited support for cryptocurrencies on the Open Collective platform. We're testing this feature with one of our own Hosts. If you're interested in adding crypto' to your hosted Collectives email ...
Recurring Contributions with PayPal
Published on September 23, 2021 by Benjamin Nickolls
We've added the ability to make recurring contributions to Collectives through PayPal. This is a small but meaningful improvement to the contribution workflow, broadening the support for alternative payment methods that we'll continue to ex...
New legal and display name settings
Published on September 15, 2021 by Alanna Irving
You can now differentiate your public display name from your private legal name. · Open Collective is a transparent platform, so profiles are public on the internet. We also deal with offic...
Introducing Projects
Published on July 14, 2021 by Benjamin Nickolls
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 Collecti...