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Payees should go to the collective page and submit an expense: either a reimbursement (with receipt) or invoice (for goods or services). A payee can receive payment via bank transfer (through Wise, f.k.a. TransferWise) or Paypal. A collective admin must then approve the expense, and then an OSC admin will process the payment. See how to submit an expense here. Collective admin can also invite payees to submit an expense.
Approved expenses are paid out by OSC twice a week, on Mondays and Thursdays, US time. If there are any issues with the payment or you can expect delays, an OSC admin will comment below the expense and you will receive an email about it (note comments are private to admins and payees). Generally approved expenses take less than a week to be paid out and to hit your account, but could be more if there are issues or the payment processor takes longer.
To support, donors should go to the Collective page of the project they want to support, select a contribution tier, and set up their donation. Individuals and organizations can contribute to your collective in a variety of ways, including by credit card, bank transfer, and, if the collective has opted in, cryptocurrency. They can contribute on a one-time or a recurring basis, and you can incentivize different tiers of giving, or raise money towards specific Projects.
If your group is legitimate and meets all of the acceptance criteria, and has no conflict with the Terms of our program, you can expect to be approved. We will follow up with you via email if we have any questions or concerns about your application. You can expect a response within a week, and you’re welcome to follow up if you haven’t heard from us at [email protected].