Like most other fiscal hosts, Open Collective Foundation charges a fee for our services. As shown below, 5%-8% commission is charged on each incoming donation (plus the third-party payment processing fees i.e. Stripe, PayPal, Transferwise-approximately 3% charges on each transaction- as those services are used).
We use Open Collective Platform to organize our Fiscal Hosting. Though most crowdfunding platforms charge a fee, Open Collective Platform has graciously offered their service to our Foundation for free.
We now offer the option for financial contributors to donate an extra % which will go to Open Collective Platform's operating costs.