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.
Companies can now invest in open source with GitHub Sponsors!
We’re launching GitHub Sponsors for companies in beta on December 8 (Tuesday) at Universe.
Self-service (payment via credit card or PayPal) orgs can sign up right away. During the beta, companies with invoiced accounts are not yet supported but can join a waitlist for updates.
Companies will be charged a 10% fee after the beta. We’re waiving the fee during the beta to thank early adopters for getting the program jump-started. After the beta, we will charge sponsors a 10% fee on top of the sponsorship amount to cover our operational costs.
As a sponsored developer or organization, you can now set funding goals and share them with your sponsors.
You can set goals for the amount of money you’d like to be sponsored for each month, or for the number of active sponsors you’d like to have. You can also share the success with your community when you hit your goals.
As a sponsored developer or organization, you can now see an activity feed in your dashboard when events related to your GitHub Sponsors listing occur. For example, the feed will include events for new sponsorships, tier changes, and cancellations.
As a sponsored developer or organization, you can create webhooks to notify your own endpoints when events related to your GitHub Sponsors listing occur. For example, a webhook can notify you when you receive a new sponsorship.
You can specify the URL where you’d like to send the POST requests and also specify which data format you’d like to receive.
GitHub Sponsors is now available in beta for projects to receive sponsorship as a team. If you’re part of an open source project with a corporate or non-profit entity and bank account, you can sign up for the waitlist today.
Currently in limited public beta, GitHub Sponsors is a tool to financially support the developers who build the open source software you use every day. Open source developers can now receive funding from the community directly through their GitHub profile.