I could not have anticipated the strength of the Drupal Community’s reaction when we launched the #DrupalCares campaign. While we still have much ground to cover, the passion and commitment of this community has never been more clear. Even among open source projects where passion may be the norm, I am certain that Drupal is exceptional.
To date, the #DrupalCares campaign has made great strides:
- You’ve raised nearly $40,000 USD and more than 12,000 EURO from individual donations.
- The generous matching grant from Dries and Vanessa Buytaert, has allowed us to double that impact – nearly $104,000 so far!
- You’ve shown increased membership activity representing more than $15,000 in new memberships or early/upgraded renewals.
Supporting Partner organizations are vital to the support of the Drupal project, and many of them have expanded their partnership with the Drupal Association through additional pledges. We’ve been highlighting these key partners throughout the #DrupalCares campaign, and this week I’d like to turn the spotlight to Acquia. Not only is Acquia responsible for the most contributions to Drupal’s codebase, they are also a key supporter of Drupal Association programs and broader community initiatives.
Acquia’s CEO, Mike Sullivan, posted a blog today sharing the many ways that Acquia is renewing their commitment to the Drupal Association, specifically, and to the Drupal project in general – going above and beyond to provide additional support in this time of crisis. Examples of this community support include their offer of free training materials, including certification study guides, for those that want to advance their Drupal career or start a new career around Drupal. Acquia will offer one free Drupal certification exam for six months to the first 150 participants who can use the “DrupalCares” coupon code. Acquia will also be supporting the top contributors from among their partners with promotion, and has an open offer to support organizations working on the front lines during the COVID-19 crisis.
With organizations like Acquia and the many others who have contributed, as well as the tremendous wave of support from individual contributors, I am more confident than ever that the #DrupalCares campaign will be successful and Drupal will continue to thrive.
Thank you for coming together as one community with one goal – and thank you for your continued help in getting the word out to Drupal users around the world.