Setting up a Collective is free, but fees may apply to accept and pay out money.

More details: Open Collective Pricing

Current pricing terminology

Platform Tip
Voluntary donation to Open Collective
Financial contributors see the tip option at checkout
Host Fee
Fee charged by Fiscal Hosts to Collectives for their hosting services
Varies depending on the Fiscal Host (commonly 0%-10%)
Platform Share
Host Fee revenue shared with Open Collective
15% of Host Fees charged by Fiscal Hosts goes to the platform
Platform Share and Platform Tip amounts due to be paid
Seen in Host reports and data exports
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Previous pricing terminology

We iterated the pricing model a few times before settling on what we think is the best method. We're still updating terms in a few places, so for clarity these are defined here in case you encounter them.
Replaced by
Platform Fee
Platform Share
Host Fee Share
Platform Share
Shared Revenue
Platform Share
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