Direct donations are not the only way a Collective can receive revenue
We encourage Collectives to get creative about funding channels beyond the standard reward tiers. Get inspired by these ideas, and come up with your own! The Open Collective platform is flexible enough to accomodate all kinds of creative approaches.
Speaking to niche audiences, like developers, in their own environment is one way OSS can leverage the tangible value it provides companies. Examples include CodeFund, Carbon Ads or referral fee solutions like Triplebyte.
Usually, you can set up sales revenue to go directly to your fiscal host via Paypal or bank transfer. Then the host can credit the amount to your Collective. Different hosts have different policies, so reach out to them and confirm.
As this is a manual process, hosts generally prefer aggregating transactions and crediting less frequently (such as once a month). Get in touch with your fiscal host for details.