Reimbursement Requests

Important Note: Make sure you save your Reimbursement Request as a Draft until you have added all your purchases out of pocket for the 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.. We pay fees for each payment transaction, so to minimize overhead expenses, we urge all organizing teams to submit one reimbursement request per out-of-pocket purchaser.

If there were approved expenses for your WordCamp that had to be purchased by an organizer and paid out-of-pocket, and you have a receipt from the vendor, you can request a reimbursement.

To request a reimbursement through your WordCamp site, go to Dashboard > Budget > Reimbursements:


From the Reimbursement Requests screen, you can choose to ‘Add New’ request or see all submitted Reimbursement Requests for your WordCamp:

Let’s walk through submitting a new reimbursement request! Make sure you’ve gathered all of your receipts and payment details before you get started.

IMPORTANT: Please black out any sensitive personal information, such as full or partial credit card numbers, on receipts before you upload them to your reimbursement request.

Having all your materials ready will help ensure that you get your reimbursement processed quickly.

General information

Be sure to start by giving your request a clear title before adding any further information.

Reimbursement Requests . Step 3: purchase details

You can leave the Payment Release Date field empty; it’s used to track when the payment was sent from 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. to the organizer, so it will be filled in later by the deputyProgram Supporter Community Program Supporters (formerly Deputies) are a team of people worldwide who review WordCamp and Meetup applications, interview lead organizers, and keep things moving at WordCamp Central. Find more about program supporters in our Program Supporter Handbook. who sends the payment.

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Reimbursement Requests. Step 4: Save as Draft or submit request

And now payment information. You can request payment by Direct Deposit, Check, or Wire.

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Payment by Direct Deposit (Available in US only)

Direct Deposit (ACH transfer) is the fastest way for us to send money to US bank accounts. If you’re requesting a reimbursement by Direct Deposit, be certain to note whether we are sending the money to a personal or a business account, and don’t forget to fill out all the fields (all them are required).

Important Note: Direct Deposits can be sent in USD to US bank accounts only.

Reimbursement Requests: Step 5: Direct Deposit

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Payment by Check (Available in US only)

Check payments to US addresses can take 5 business days, occasionally more. If you’re requesting payment by Check, be certain to note who the check should be made payable to, which in some cases is different from the vendor’s name.

Important Note: Check can be sent in USD to US addresses only.

Reimbursement Requests. Step 6: Checks

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Payment by Wire (Available globally)

If you’re requesting reimbursement by Wire, these fields are required to ensure that your wire is sent successfully:

  • Bank Name
  • SWIFT code (more info about what SWIFT BIC is)
  • Beneficiary Name
  • Beneficiary Account Number
Reimbursement Requests. Step 7: Wire

Address fields are not required by all banks, but more information is always better when it comes to wire transfers. Intermediary banks are only required for sending money to certain countries.

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Here is where you will add the details for the out-of-pocket purchases you had to make for your WordCamp.

Important note: Remember to save your reimbursement request as a Draft until the WordCamp is finished. Preferably we’ll do just one reimbursement per person.

Reimbursement Requests. Step 8: How to add expenses

We’re collecting data about whether a vendor is local or online/non-local so we can do a yearly review on whether a vendor is so popular that we might want to negotiate for a program-wide discount.

As you add additional expenses, the total on the top right of the post will update automatically. If you have made purchases in multiple currencies, email to ask about the best way to ask for reimbursement in that case.

multiple expenses

updating in the status box

And that’s all! You can add a new expense, save your Reimbursement Request as a Draft and to keep adding your out-of-pocket purchases during the organizing process. Submit your Reimbursement Request when you’re sure you won’t be making any more out-of-pocket purchases.

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