Collaboration is a key part of the success of any organization, executed through a clearly defined vision and mission and based on transparency and constant communicationDinesh Paliwal
SPEC's budget for 2020 - 2021 has been primarily allocated to paying for research associates and core contributors working on research, organizational development, mentoring, and technical development. As of September 5th 2021, the costs for SPEC's technical infrastructure, i.e., Google Workspace, Slack, domain, and website hosting, has been covered by individual donations from SPEC's co-founders. All donations used for paying directly for contributors can be found on SPEC's Open Collective Page.
SPEC is exploring single-service debit cards from its fiscal sponsor the Open Collective Foundation. The debit cards would allow SPEC to transparently pay for technical infrastructure from its Open Collective Account.