Switch Open Collective "host" to Sarapis?
It occurs to me that we could switch our fiscal sponsorship via Open Collective to Sarapis, which a) is a nonprofit affiliated with platform cooperativism, thus allowing US tax deductible donations, and b) might be able to get a lower rate than the current arrangement. We'd stay with Open Collective but change the legal entity we're part of.
Part of this would also mean joining the Internet of Ownership Project Council (https://ioo.coop/project-council/), which would be the vehicle through which we'd manage the fiscal sponsorship.
Nathan Schneider started a proposal March 21st, 2018 03:00
Should we switch Open Collective "hosts" to Sarapis? Closed 7:02pm - Monday 26 Mar 2018
Now moving this proposal to the main group for final approval.
Currently, Social.coop uses the legal structure of Open Collective (OC)'s company Open Source Collective. We pay 5% on all income for this, in addition to a 5% service fee. But OC also allows groups like ours to use a separate "host" legal structure, if it is registered to provide that service on OC.
It turns out that one of our new members, Devin Balkind (@devin, I believe), runs an organization, Sarapis.org, which acts as a host on OC. Devin has offered to let Social.coop operate on this host—at no cost, as long as the operating complexity remains relatively low. This would save us 50% of our overhead.
He has also asked that, if we do this, we do it through the governance structure of the Internet of Ownership Project Council, by making Social.coop an affiliate project of IoO and having a representative in the council (also a Loomio group). So if we move forward with this change, we should also choose someone to play that role. It can't be me because I am already on the council through my work running the ioo.coop website.
If this proposal passes in this working group, according to the bylaws, we'll propose it in the main group for final approval.
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