Upcoming Payments and Deputies

You all may remember a week in the middle of September when no payments could be made since all the Automattic folks were on a support rotation. We have another one coming your way in the middle of October (10/12 – 10/19) and we’re going to need your help!

In addition to this post and a few other reminders next week (Community Chat, what what?!), I’d like to ask that deputiesDeputy Community Deputies are a team of people all over the world who review WordCamp and Meetup applications, interview lead organizers, and generally keep things moving at WordCamp Central. Find more about deputies in our Community Deputy Handbook. and mentorsMentor Someone who has already organised a WordCamp and has time to meet with their assigned mentee every 2 weeks, they talk over where they should be in their timeline, help them to identify their issues, and also identify solutions for their issues. check in with WordCamps they have been working with and have them double check due dates for upcoming payments.

A few things to mention while reaching out:

  • Checks take about a week to arrive when all goes perfectly (that means if anything has to be paid by check Oct 19-26, we want it next week).
  • Wire transfers can take a couple of days to appear for a vendor (again this assumes perfection).
  • Not all vendors ask for payment in one lump sum, so be sure to check for deposits, remainder payments, what’s due on final counts, etc
  • If you’re planning to order items online take time to ship into account and work your way backward.

Submit everything through the payments pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party by Wednesday, Oct 7.
Or earlier. We love earlier!

If you know a fellow leader who might need some WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. or MeetupMeetup Meetup groups are locally-organized groups that get together for face-to-face events on a regular basis (commonly once a month). Learn more about Meetups in our Meetup Organizer Handbook. bills paid, don’t be afraid to share this with them! Friends don’t let friends enter crisis mode needlessly. 🙂

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