Did you say Framasoft?
A non-profit association founded in 2004, financed by your donations, which is limited to a dozen employees and about thirty volunteers (a group of friends!)
To contribute to a society of social justice where digital technology empowers people, against the backdrop of the imaginations of surveillance capitalism.
We are known enough to…
Framasoft 2022: a casserole cooked up thanks to you, thanks to your donations
Did you know that 98% of Framasoft’s budget is based on donations (86 % of which are from individuals). It is therefore thanks to you and your support (thank you!) that all our actions are possible. So we wanted to give you a summary of what we have done in 2022. A look back at 12 months of popular education on the challenges of digital and cultural commons, which we wanted to be rich in flavours to please your (and our!) taste buds.
We take concrete action to…
This is the first time that a group of people have been given the opportunity to participate in an online event.
Hosting free and open access online services.
→ Try our free services
Popular education is the freedom of everyone to share and access knowledge: the basis for a better world!
Sharing thoughts and initiatives, achievements on digital, commons and social
→ Read the Framablog
Sharing knowledge on digital empowerment in conferences and workshops.
→ See in videos
In an archipelago where each⋅e is an island (with its own identity) swimming in common waters (the same values), cooperating is a matter of course!
Animation of the CHATONS collective to facilitate access to other trusted hosts.
→ Find a CHATONS
Contributions to projects that drive us (experience sharing, technical
support / communication, etc)
→ Know our partnerships
concrete action and the commons
Here are some examples of our contributions to the cultural commons:
Isn’t this a bit political?
At Framasoft, we dream of a better world. We don’t want to encourage a current system that is problematic (surveillance capitalism). We want to contribute to another system, which favours the commons. A path of hope, that is!
→ It’s political, because we are going against the grain of a capitalist vision where personal data is a source of enrichment for multinationals.
→ It’s political because preserving our freedoms is fundamental to maintaining a not too shabby democracy.
→ It’s political because we want to cooperate with those who defend this vision of the world.
We have expressed all this clearly and sincerely, in a manifesto:
Giving everyone the power to act, through the power to understand!
“Framasoft must be neutral”: no! I’m not sure what the problem is, but I’m sure it’s a good one.
“Framasoft should grow”: no more! We value our small size which allows us to have quality links between members.
“Framasoft does a lot of things, so it has a lot of money”: not true! Our association depends on you, on your donations.
The image of Framasoft is sometimes out of step with reality (it happens even to the best!). We take stock in a few minutes of video.
Accompanying those who want to change the world towards digital uses consistent with their values, that’s what we like!
We tell you more on the Framablog
See you soon?
Here’s where we’ll be meeting soon…
Because freedom doesn’t mean it’s free…
Framasoft is a not-for-profit which can only keep running thanks to your donations. Do you like what we do? Do you think we’re going in the right direction? If so, and you’re able to make a donation, we’d very much appreciate it!
- Recurring donations can be stopped anytime, just ask us.
- If you want to modify your recurring donation, please contact us, we will stop the current one and you will be able to make a new one.
- Tax receipts (in France only) are sent by postal mail in March/April 2024 (before tax declaration) for 2023 donations
- Financial and activity reports can be found on the not-for-profit page
- If you have more questions, you may find answers there…
Why support Framasoft?
Thanks to your money…
Share in person
Your donations allow us to participate in nearly one hundred events each year. We bring physical tools (Metacards, guides [Résolu], Framabooks, Flyers) to better approach the digital world.
Contribute to other communities
We want to put our tools at the service of people who work for a contribution company. Framasoft navigates in an archipelago of communities with similar values, and contributes to common actions in exchange and mutual aid.
Maintain the technical tools
Framasoft is about fifty open source sites and services, deployed on about thirty servers. Our members ensure the maintenance, the support, the animation and the update. Your donations ensure that it is free of charge for everyone.
Framasoft in 2022
- 19 years of existence
- 39 members and 11 employees
- 34 projects (16 ethical online services)
- 700 contributors
- 12,302 patrons
- 4,700,000 visits per mounth
- 1,301 free resources in our directory
- 2,796 blog posts
- 75 events each year to talk and reach different audiences
Find our where your money goes
Your donations ensure our independence (93% of our income in 2022).
Because creating and maintaining ethical digital tools requires time and human talent, the bulk of our time and talent is spent on the budget is used to compensate (as fairly and equitably as possible) our employees and service providers.
Each year, our accounts are audited and validated by a statutory auditor. independent accounts (we publish reports on this page).
- Employees: 70%
- Servers and domains: 5.5%
- Operating expanses: 5.5%
- Events and meetings: 6%
- Communication: 1.5%
- Project providers: 7%
- Banking fees and taxes: 4.5%
(data updated the 11/10/2023)