Comparison

What makes Open Collective different?

  • Full transparency of both where money comes from and where it goes

  • Completely open source

  • Designed for ongoing collaborative communities, not individual creators or one-off campaigns

  • Offers Fiscal Hosting as a service, so projects don't need to legally incorporate or figure out taxes

name

one time donations

recurring donations

fees

transparency (incoming funds)

transparency (spending funds)

Open Source

Designed for...

Offers fiscal hosting

OpenCollective

yes

yes

5% + credit card fees (+ host fees if any*)

yes

yes

yes

Communities

yes

Patreon

no

yes

5% + credit card fees

yes

no

no

Individual creators

no

KickStarter

yes

no

5% + credit card fees

yes

no

no

One-off campaigns

no

GoFundMe

yes

no

5% + credit card fees

yes

no

no

One-off campaigns

no