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Educopia Institute, a U.S.-based 501(c)(3) organization, is a fiscal host to collaborative communities dedicated to creating, sharing, and preserving knowledge. All of our hosted communities are mission-aligned, but range widely in terms of their focus, activities, services, and revenue models. We believe that knowledge sharing and network building across institutions, fields, and sectors are key factors in implementing transformational change. Adjusting our level of fiscal hosting support to match client needs and available resources, we provide a robust backbone that reduces operational costs for the groups we host.

Organizations and communities interested in fiscal hosting with Educopia should contact us to schedule an exploratory conversation. The services below document examples and possibilities around our processes.


  • Human resources support, which may include payroll, employee benefits, hiring, and documentation
  • Financial and legal services support, which may include bookkeeping, accounting, disbursement management, vendor and contracts management, legal compliance, and tax filings
  • Organizational infrastructure, which may include email, subscription services, and web hosting
  • Program support, which may include professional facilitation, fundraising assistance, sustainability planning, organizational development, communications and marketing, and event planning
  • Serve as a partner or host for grant-funded collaboratives

Hosted Communities and Programs

BitCurator Consortium

The BitCurator Consortium is an independent, community-led membership association that supports practitioners responsible for the curation of born-digital materials, especially through the application of free and open-source tools.

Library Publishing Coalition

The Library Publishing Coalition extends the impact and sustainability of library publishing and open scholarship by providing a professional forum for developing best practices and shared expertise.

MetaArchive Cooperative

Founded in 2004, the MetaArchive Cooperative is a digital preservation network created and hosted by and for memory organizations.

Software Preservation Network

The Software Preservation Network is a leading organization established to advance software preservation through collective action.

Cita Press

Sponsored by Educopia and financially supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Cita Press is a feminist indie press publishing open-access books written by women.

The Maintainers

Funded by The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the Siegel Family Endowment, The Maintainers is a global research network interested in the concepts of maintenance, infrastructure, repair, and the myriad forms of labor and expertise that sustain our human-built world.

Client Testimonial

Photo of Rachel Howard, University of Louisville, with quote: As fiscal host of the MetaArchive Cooperative, Educopia has provided top-notch training and support. They've helped us to navigate through many common challenges such as changes to our membership dues and structures and revising our mission, vision, and values.

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