It’s like a picnic where everyone contributes something:
Our new price model.
Just pay what it’s worth for you.
We see WECHANGE as a common good – like a picnic together, to which everyone contributes something. That is why we are introducing a solidarity-based pricing model!
We want the community to grow and nobody has to limit themselves. From now on you can create new groups at any time without our help and use all functions with your teams without any restrictions – and all this for free!
In order to be able to offer and develop the platform cost-covering, we are of course still dependent on income. The demands on the platform are increasing and we would like to meet the needs optimally. This causes constantly high costs – for hosting, maintenance, support and the development of new functions. That is why we count on your participation:
If all users* contribute a small amount of about 5 Euro per month, the permanent operation is guaranteed.
It’s up to you: even a small monthly contribution helps to continuously improve WECHANGE. You can adjust or terminate your contribution at any time. If you can only contribute little or nothing at all, that’s fine. Just be aware that this is only possible if other users* support you.
How is WECHANGE financed?
The WECHANGE platform is operated by the cooperative of the same name. The operation of the platform incurs monthly costs, e.g. for server rental, the salary for our support staff, for maintenance, service and the continuous development of the platform. In addition, there are many things in the background, such as rent for our office space, accounting costs, account management fees & much more.
In total we finance 6 permanent employees and 10 freelancers. A large part of the work is also done on a voluntary basis and with a lot of heart and soul. We are happy about active support. If you would like to get involved, please send us an email to email@example.com.
In order to guarantee the operation of the platform in the long run and to develop it further, we have put our financing on several legs.
Our voluntary payment model: We understand the WECHANGE platform as a public good and have therefore established a solidarity-based pricing model: Individual users* and organisations pay for the use of the WECHANGE platform what it is worth to them. With every Euro we can better adapt the platform to the needs of the users. Voluntary payments also help us to professionalise some activities in the cooperative that were previously carried out on a voluntary basis.
Our portal customers: based on WECHANGE, organisations and cities/regions can operate their own portals. Portal customers pay a one-time setup fee for setting up portals and adjustments regarding special requests, as well as a monthly license fee for the running costs. In addition, our portal customers jointly co-finance many new features that they themselves consider useful and thus help to ensure that your user experience with WECHANGE is constantly improving. In order to reduce their monthly licence costs, the portals are free to encourage their members to support WECHANGE with voluntary contributions.
Projects and grant applications: We implement numerous projects with our partners (https://wechange.de/cms/partner/) and apply for six-figure subsidies every year. These are mainly offline offers for community building, the organisation of events and conferences, seminars and training courses, only a small part can be used for the further development of the platform. Do you have an idea for a project or a funding application with us? You are welcome to write to us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deploy wechange professionally
You would like to have your own, closed area for your community? All data should be on a separate server or on your own server? Learn more about our portal solutions and contact us.
Do you attach importance to a design that is adapted to your organisation down to the last detail? Do you want to determine yourself which of the tools available on WECHANGE you offer your members or do you need additional features? As a cooperative, we will work with you to develop the right solution for your needs.