Sponsorship and Finances Weekly Report

We’re going to be posting a weekly update on the payments and income that we handle for WordPress community events on Fridays. This report might get more elaborate as we get the time to build more tools around financial reporting (currently it’s pretty manual), so if there’s a level of detail we’re not providing that you’d like to see, please mention it in the comments! 🙂

Between February 5 and February 11, here’s what came in:

  • Ticket revenue via PayPal: $14,728.64
  • Number of tickets sold: 365
  • Sponsorship income via wire transfer: 3 payments totaling $28,047.05 (includes the global sponsorship payment of $11,250 from Plesk)
  • Sponsorship income via PayPal: 10 payments totaling $9,787.18
  • Sponsorship income via check: 4 payments totaling $14,600.00 (includes the global sponsorship payment of $11,250 from WiredTree)

Total revenue (in USD): $67,162.87

And in that same period, here’s what went out:

  • Vendors paid for 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. Paris: 4
  • Vendors paid for WordCamp Lancaster PA: 3
  • Vendors paid for WordCamp Miami: 6
  • Vendors paid for WordCamp Atlanta: 1
  • Vendors paid for WordCamp CentralWordCamp Central Website for all WordCamp activities globally. https://central.wordcamp.org includes a list of upcoming and past camp with links to each. (SD cards for camera kits): 1
  • Total number of payments: 16

Total payments (in USD): $43,514.28

Here’s a list of recent global sponsorship grants (which are determined at the budget review):

Gdynia, Poland: 1600 EUR
Tokyo, Japan: 1500000 JPY
Albuquerque, USA: 1500 USD
Orange County, USA: 5000 USD
North East Ohio, USA: 4500 USD
Calgary, Canada: 2000 CAD
Bratislava, Slovakia: 3500 EUR
Antwerp, Belgium: 9000 EUR
Nuremberg, Germany: 6000 EUR
Helsinki, Finland: 2500 EUR
Tampa, USA: 7000 USD
Porto, Portugal: 1600 EUR

Kevin and I are adding WiredTree (Q1 only), Plesk, and Dreamhost to Western region events (the Americas) today as Bronze level global sponsors, so organizers in the Americas please be on the lookout for new sponsors on your sites and new emails in your inboxes! 🙂

As always, if you have any questions, please ask away in the comments! 🙂

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