It is incredible to think how far the #DrupalCares campaign has come in such a short time. Last week, Dries and Vanessa Buytaert announced they would match individual donations alongside new and increased individual memberships up to $100k, and you truly answered the call. The vigor and compassion of the community response is inspiring – and you inspired yet another amazing element of the #DrupalCares fundraising campaign!
When they saw the #DrupalCares matching gift challenge, a group of dedicated business leaders in the Drupal ecosystem came together and said, “We can make this even better.” Acting quickly and without prompting, these business leaders saw the impact the Drupal community was making, and in the truest sense of the open source spirit, decided to multiply that impact even further.
Today we announce that individual #DrupalCares contributions are now being matched for another $100,000 by these generous organizations who believe in the power of Drupal. Both matching gifts apply to all individual contributions, donations or memberships from the start of the campaign.
- First, every $1 the community contributed created the core foundation that would ensure the Association’s success.
- Then, that $1 became $2 when Dries and Vanessa announced their generous matching gift challenge, and your impact was doubled.
- As of today, that $1 has become $3, as these organizations who believe in the power of Drupal and Open Source have taken your contributions to a new height.
Will you join the campaign, and triple your impact to secure the Drupal Association’s future?
Thank you to these organizations, who have funded this match
This incredible coalition of matching gift organizations and their generous donation further proves the power of the Drupal Project and the Drupal Community.
Thank you to these #DrupalCares Champions
Several Drupal Community leaders in particular are responsible for bringing together this incredible expansion of the #DrupalCares campaign. I would like to send my heartfelt thanks and sincere gratitude to: Anne Stefanyk of Kanopi, Baddy Breidert of 1xInternet, Chris Murray of Oomph, Inc, Jeff Walpole of Phase2, Michel van Velde of One Shoe, and Tiffany Fariss and George Demet of Palantir.
Special thanks and extra #DrupalHugs
While there are so many people in the Drupal community deserving of our gratitude and praise right now – I want to give special recognition to Matt Westgate of Lullabot. Matt is the person who first reached out on Twitter to pledge Lullabot’s sponsorship, regardless of what might be happening in the face of COVID-19, and the person who has quietly encouraged others in the Drupal ecosystem to step forward in this time of need.
With that pledge, Matt kicked the first pebble that created the momentum behind additional sponsor pledges, member renewals, and donations. In short, Matt and the Lullabot team made us believe that launching the #DrupalCares campaign really could work.
Thank you, Matt.