Refer to our Official Information & Documentation if a third-party tool asks you for an address, EIN, bank info, 990, etc.
Through OCF’s 501(c)(3) status, our Collectives are eligible for a variety of nonprofit rates and benefits. Don’t forget to inquire to vendors and venues about a possible discount. PLEASE NOTE: Sales tax exemption rules differ across all 50 states and sometimes municipalities. Therefore, this is not an area where OCF can support projects in accessing and we recommend you seek the support of a local fiscal sponsor where this support is required.
TechSoup has expressed that discounts through TechSoup do NOT extend to fiscally hosted projects. While collectives cannot pursue a standalone account for discount purchases, we are part of a pilot program allowing groups to access a limited catalog. Please fill out this form to express interest in joining the pilot offering.
Slack for Nonprofits may offer a substantial discount or free instance for fiscally hosted projects which provide our MOU (Memorandum of Understanding).
In partnership with Loomio, we are able to offer groups hosted by Open Collective Foundation free access to the platform for their group. To enable this service, groups should complete the following steps.
- 3.OCF will connect your Loomio group to our subscription which should eliminate trial notifications.