Global Sponsorship Update

As mentioned back in July, the Global Sponsorship program was suspended for 2020. All 2020 global sponsors that signed up at the beginning of the year were offered the opportunity to support WordCamps individually. As of today, these sponsors have been informed of their account balance with WPCSWordPress Community Support WordPress Community Support PBC is a Public Benefit Corporation, created specifically to be the financial and legal support for WordCamps, WordPress Meetup groups, and any additional “official” events organized within the WordPress Community Events program..

As we near the end of the year, sights are turned to 2021 and exploring the possibility of a Global Sponsorship program for the next year. Until we can safely hold in-person WordCamps again, the program will have to look very different.

@andreamiddleton, @kcristiano, @harmonyromo, and I have been doing some preliminary feasibility research, as we helped administer the program. We are working on identifying the options for Global Sponsorship next year. As everything has been incredibly uncertain, it has made this process quite slow.

We hope to post a pared-down program proposal in January 2021. If you want to make suggestions about benefits that the Global Sponsorship program can offer consistently, despite all the unknowns this year, please leave them in a comment on this post!

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