Self-serve enterprise accounts can now grant member organizations permission to create sponsorships. Sponsorships created by a member organization will charge the enterprise account's credit card on file.
Choosing who to sponsor and sponsoring many of your dependencies is now a lot easier! Starting today you can export your list of sponsorable dependencies from the Sponsors Explore page, this gives you a great starting point when making your GitHub Sponsors selections. Once you've made those selections you can upload them in a CSV, review and edit the one-time sponsorships, and checkout in one transaction.
Starting Monday, 20th February, 2023, GitHub Sponsors will be processed through a new account. If you're sponsoring through GitHub Sponsors, you will start receiving two receipts for your GitHub payments as we migrate users over to the new Sponsors account. One of these receipts will be for your GitHub Sponsors payments and one will be for any payments you make for other GitHub services.
Starting today you'll see a project or a user's past sponsorships (either one-time, or recurring) displayed on their Sponsors profile in addition to the current sponsorships, which have always been displayed. This gives a better picture of the all-time sponsorship activity – let us know what you think in our feedback discussion!
As previously mentioned, starting today, all Sponsors profiles will have custom amounts enabled by default. This means if you have a GitHub Sponsors profile, people can sponsor you for a dollar amount they choose, rather than just the amounts you published. This will simplify setting up Sponsors profiles as well as make it easier for users to make sponsorships.
For maintainers who did not have custom amounts previously enabled, and therefore had no minimum, we set a minimum based on their lowest tier value. If you prefer to change your minimum custom amount, you can do so via the Sponsors dashboard. Learn more about managing sponsorship tiers.
Today, we're adding support for users to create a GitHub Sponsors profile and choose to receive sponsorship payouts via a fiscal host. This will give maintainers more flexibility and choice in how they receive funding. This has already been possible for organizations creating a GitHub Sponsors profile, and that remains unchanged. Users and organizations can still choose to use a Stripe Connect account instead of a fiscal host if they prefer. Learn more about signing up for a GitHub Sponsors profile using a fiscal host.
In order to streamline sponsoring maintainers, we're changing the custom amount settings for GitHub Sponsors. Starting October 3rd, 2022, all Sponsors profiles will have custom amounts enabled by default.
On that date, if you haven't enabled custom amounts previously, we will set your minimum custom amount to either your lowest published monthly tier or your lowest published one-time tier, whichever is higher. If you wish to change the minimum, you can enable custom amounts on your Sponsors dashboard (if not already enabled), and then set it to your preferred minimum.
If you set a minimum custom amount before October 3, 2022, it will remain unchanged.
GitHub Sponsors is now available in 30 new regions! Waitlists are gone and you can now sign up for Sponsors if you have a bank account in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Dominican Republic, Egypt, The Gambia, Gibraltar, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Israel, Kenya, Liechtenstein, Morocco, Paraguay, Peru, The Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, South Africa, South Korea, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, The United Arab Emirates, and Uruguay.
As always, you can sponsor projects from wherever GitHub does business and join the Sponsors waitlist if we're not yet in your region.
The GitHub Sponsors Explore page, which lists your sponsorable dependencies, has been updated with improved functionality. See how many of your or your organization's dependencies come from a single maintainer, how close the maintainers are to their funding goals, group by multiple ecosystems, find maintainers who accept one-time payments and more.
You can now offer private repository access linked to a sponsor tier. GitHub will keep the list of collaborators in sync with your sponsors. You could use this for early access, a private Discussion or for sponsors-only access to your projects. Learn more about setting it up in the documentation.
You can now add custom parameters to your sponsorship URL in order to see what links your sponsors are coming to you from. Learn more about formatting your custom URLs and how to export the metadata in the documentation.
Sponsors will now be asked to provide location information for the purposes of taxes. Accordingly, maintainers will now see the VAT status and location of their sponsors in their transaction export. This information is to assist users in calculating their sales tax obligations.
Developers using GitHub Sponsors now have the ability to control Custom Amounts on their Sponsors profile with more granularity. Users can enable Custom Amounts for use with a recurring sponsorship, a one-time sponsorship, both, or neither.