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Create and improve docs, FAQs, & guides for Open Collective Chapters #2

gusaus opened this Issue Aug 22, 2018 · 2 comments


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gusaus commented Aug 22, 2018

With an uptick of communities across the globe using or evaluating Open Collective to support meetups and events in their region, it would be helpful for users and organizers to have readily accessible guidelines and policies available for them to use.

While regional chapters are currently working on a variation of docs for their own needs, it seems like a uniform set of guidelines and policies would reduce overhead for admins of the Open Collective nonprofits, the global chapter team, and regional organizers.

Possibly we can use this as an initial draft -


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gusaus commented Aug 23, 2018

Rather than reinventing the wheel, I think there are several OSS communities already using Open Collective who could provide inspiration and potentially collaborate on policies and guidelines we need.

One of which is WordPress who have already create a good bit of policies and materials which we could essentially copy/fork and modify.

Curious to get some thoughts from the Open Collective team and others with experience creating diverse, global, Open communities.


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gusaus commented Sep 5, 2018

As mentioned in

Taking a fresh look at the copy on the chapters collective - I think the dual meaning of chapter being both a host and a regional group is confusing. Especially if a regional chapter does not necessarily have to be it's own entity (i.e. Open Collective could host).

Seems like it would less confusing if Open Collective was defining chapters like most other orgs or meetup groups - on a regional level - similar to

While we could still make clear that an Open Collective chapter could also be an entity/host, I think more people would create an Open Collective chapter/meetup group in their region if they didn't have to create an entity until that was justified.

@xdamman @piamancini @hollomancer Does any of that make sense?

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