Early on in ESLint’s fundraising, several companies told the project they would sponsor the project if we signed up for Open Collective. Not all companies will be that forward with projects they want to sponsor. That’s where the suggestions in this post come in. By using trusted third parties to collect donations, display sponsor logos, explaining how you’ll use the funds, and being careful about which companies you accept sponsorships from, your project will be more attractive to companies. Meeting companies where they are, especially if they are already sponsoring other open source projects, is the best way to get started.