We manage the voluntary dues for co-op members using OpenCollective.
Today’s balance - €781.69 EUR
Estimated annual budget - €617.29 EUR
This isn’t much money. I’m also terrible at finance stuff. We need to work out how much surplus we can afford to spend on stuff such as hiring a paid mod (Black, Asian, minority ethnic candidates preferred) and perhaps some tech services from my tech co-op.
I obviously won’t be able to be involved in any discussions or votes about hiring my Autonomic to work on tech stuff as it would be a conflict of interest.
We won’t actually be able to officially “hire” anyone as we don’t have a legal structure. They will have to submit expense claims on OpenCollective and then we reimburse them. They would have to take care of their own tax etc as a freelancer.