OASIS Foundation-as-a-Service streamlines the process of forming and running a foundation for your collaborative development community. It’s the smart solution for groups that want to advance open source code, standards, or related activities. Foundations operate independently while enjoying the benefits of the OASIS nonprofit corporate structure.  

What you can do with Foundation-as-a-Service

Our support and experience will help you make smart decisions, avoid mistakes, and achieve your goals. Using Foundation-as-a-Service, you can:

  • Operate as nonprofit 501(c)(6) protected by OASIS Structure
  • Form and run working groups under rules and processes you define
  • Develop the deliverables and conduct related activities
  • Set your own governance structure and policies
  • Rely on OASIS to handle fiscal and legal admin
  • Choose to use OASIS staff or others for tech admin, marketing, event support

What we provide

Foundations receive the financial and legal services they need to operate successfully. We’ll set up your bank accounts, file your taxes, collect your dues and pay your bills. For other services, you have the choice to contract with OASIS or use your own consultants and service providers. We can help you hire staff, recruit members, plan events. The choices–and the decisions–are all yours.

CORE SERVICESSUPPLEMENTAL SERVICES
Rely on OASIS to handle your financial and legal administration.Contract for additional services from OASIS or others.
Funded by annual fee (percentage of Foundation revenue)Funded a la carte (choose what you need, when you need it)
Legal services to form and operate as a nonprofit

Complete invoicing, payment processing and accounting infrastructure

Independent financial auditing services

Tax and corporate filings

Management of IP and licensing agreements, trademarks and copyrights
Technical administration
Collaboration tools
IP and security auditing
Member outreach
Developer support
Contractors, consultants, staff
Marketing
Event management
Press and social media
Certification program
Other activities

Out-of-the-Box resources you can adapt

OASIS staff will work with you to ensure the policies and procedures you set up are legal, implementable, and practical. We’ll explain options and discuss alternate approaches. We’ll help you customize the templates we provide for:

  • Bylaws
  • Governance 
  • Membership Categories and Dues
  • Working Group Charters
  • Budget
  • Membership Agreement
  • Policies:
    • Licensing
    • Trademark
    • Antitrust
    • Code of Conduct
    • Conflict of Interest
    • Document Retention
    • Privacy
    • Whistleblower

What People Say

“OASIS was instrumental in launching the Open Mobility Foundation. They continue to be there for us with advice and help whenever we need it. We stay focused on our technical agenda and avoid mistakes, confident that OASIS is handling all the back office administration.”

JASCHA FRANKLIN-HODGE
OMF EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR


Explore how OASIS Foundation-as-a-Service can help your project succeed