Updating your membership and service contribution in OpenCollective

CoSocial uses Open Collective, a platform for transparent budgeting, expenses, and shared money management.

Your fees in CoSocial consist of two parts. When you first sign up, you pay for a year of service, including your Mastodon account and other platforms the co-op is running, and you buy a $10 membership share as an owner of the co-op.

You can contribute at the Member, Maintainer, or Organization level on an annual basis, and it renews on the month of your anniversary.

Open Collective renews automatically, and doesn’t currently send an email ahead of a renewal, and will charge the credit card you have on file.

If you no longer want to be a member, you can cancel your contribution.

How to change your contribution at Open Collective

The CoSocial Open Collective is at https://opencollective.com/cosocial.

Once you login, you’ll be able to access your personal contributions. Go to your profile, eg. https://opencollective.com/bmann and you’ll see a “Manage Contributions” button.

This will give you a list of all of your one time and recurring contributions. Clicking on recurring contributions tab should list your CoSocial contribution.

Click on the three dots at the right of the screen to bring up another menu for managing contributions.


This is where you can update your credit card, update your contribution, or cancel.

Fission as Fiscal Host

Fission is the Open Collective Fiscal Host for CoSocial, since the co-op didn’t have a bank account when we launched.

You’ll get a PDF invoice that looks like this:

If you also contributed to help fund the Open Collective platform, you’ll have a separate invoice attached from them. That is optional!

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