How to create a Collective


Thanks for your interest in creating your own Collective!

Open Collective allows you to create a transparent fund to start a project in just a few clicks!
No need for a lawyer, accountant, or defining roles from day 0.
All you will need is a host organization that can be your fiscal sponsor.

To create a collective head to
If your collective is for an open source project, use this link instead:

You should see something like this:

Here you should define what your collective looks like the most.
If you are not sure you project fits any of this categories just click “other”.

Now you will be required to answer a form with the following information:

  • Name your Collective
  • Personalize it’s URL
  • Write down your Collective’s mission
  • How are you going to do that? Why should people join?
  • What do you need help with? How can people contribute to your mission?
  • Give a personal email

Finally you should agree our terms of service and click “submit”.

Ok, now you have a collective, now you should go ahead and EDIT YOUR COLLECTIVE.

Once you have done that, you just need to have to set up a Host., The host can be your own legal entity or a different legal entity acting as a fiscal sponsor.