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Member Project Services

Conservancy assists FLOSS project leaders by handling all matters other than software development and documentation, so the developers can focus on what they do best: improving the software for the public good. The following are the services and options that are available to FLOSS projects that have joined Conservancy as a member project.

Earmarked Donations

Member projects can receive earmarked donations through Conservancy. Donors can indicate that their donation should be used to advance a specific member project, and those funds are kept in a separate account by Conservancy. The project leadership can then indicate to Conservancy's leadership how the funds should be spent to advance the project. Generally, Conservancy permits these funds to be spent in any way that is appropriate activity under Conservancy's 501(c)(3) not-for-profit mission. Some typical uses of earmarked donations by Conservancy's member projects are: