WordCamps are back in full force! It’s such a wonderful thing to see so many active communities in the WordPress ecosystem organizing in-person events around the world.
Part of the organizing process is receiving income from ticket sales and sponsors, as well as paying vendors. For most WordCamps, these financial steps are handled by Central and WordPress Community Support WordPress Community Support PBC is a subsidiary of WordPress Foundation. It is 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..
For some communities, handling the financial aspects of a WordCamp 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. locally, versus through WordPress Community Support, is much easier, whether it be due to government regulations or banking restrictions. Due to this, a new section has been created in the WordCamp Organizer’s Handbook for “Running the money outside of WPCS”.
Some of the topics covered in this section of the handbook are:
Creating Sponsorship Invoices
Ticket Sales when running funds locally
Wrapping up and submitting a Transparency Report
As with any addition to the program’s documentation, please comment on this post if you feel there are other aspects of running funds outside of WPCS The collection of PHP_CodeSniffer rules (sniffs) used to format and validate PHP code developed for WordPress according to the WordPress Coding Standards.