Call for Volunteers: 2019 Global Sponsorship Working Group

Do you love looking at spreadsheets, balance sheets, PNLs, and budget projections? Do you really know your way around a sponsorship deck? If the answer to either (or both!) of these questions is, “YES!” then you might be interested in joining the 2019 global sponsorship working group.

The WordPress Global Sponsorship Program (born in 2013 as the Multi-Event Sponsorship Program), provides financial support to WordPress community events around the world. It’s time to analyze the program yet again and come up with a proposal for the 2019 edition.

We’d like to post a proposal for the 2018 Global Sponsorship Program no later than November 7, hoping to be able to send it to sponsors by November 14. I’d like to gather a group of 5-7 people to work on this short project. @kcristiano and I will be two of the people in the group, so we’re looking for an additional 3-5 volunteers.

Time commitment: 2-4 hours of independent program analysis time plus two 1-hour video conference meetings, all between October 22-Nov 2.

Experience required: accounting experience with organizations with an annual gross income of $4M and over AND/OR experience analyzing/reviewing multiple sponsorship decks per year. 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. fundraising experience is also strongly preferred.

If you have skills/experience and the interest/time, please comment on this post! We’ll announce the working group members by October 17, and I’ll reach out on October 19 to group members to schedule the two video meetings. #global-sponsorship

Call for Volunteers: 2018 Global Sponsorship Working Group

Do you love looking at spreadsheets, balance sheets, PNLs, and aging reports? Do you really know your way around a sponsorship deck? If the answer to either (or both!) of these questions is, “YES!” then you might be interested in joining the 2018 global sponsorship working group.

The WordPress Global Sponsorship Program (born in 2012 as the Multi-Event Sponsorship Program), provides financial support to WordPress community events around the world. It’s time to analyze the program yet again and come up with a proposal for its 2018 version.

We’d like to post a proposal for the 2018 Global Sponsorship Program no later than October 23, hoping to be able to send it to sponsors by October 27. I’d like to gather a group of 5-7 people to work on this short project. @kcristiano and I will be two of the people in the group, so we’re looking for an additional 3-5 volunteers. 🙂

Time commitment: 1-2 hours of independent program analysis time plus two 1-hour video conference meetings, all between October 11-20.

Experience required: accounting experience with organizations with an annual gross income of $3m and over AND/OR experience analyzing/reviewing multiple sponsorship decks per year. 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. organizing experience is also strongly preferred.

If you have skills/experience and the interest/time, please comment on this post! We’ll announce the working group members by October 8, and I’ll reach out on October 9 to group members to schedule the two video meetings.

#global-sponsorship

Let's talk about the 2017 Global Sponsorship Program

It’s time (past time!) to start drafting a Global Sponsorship program for 2017, yay! This week I sent a survey to current global sponsors to find out what they love and what they don’t love from the 2016 program. Apart from sponsor feedback, though, it’s worth discussing what, if anything, we think isn’t working in the 2016 program, including benefits, levels, and to some extent, execution.

As a reminder, we don’t have unlimited time to work on this, since we want to get a 2017 program to our current and prospective sponsors this month. I’m not aware of anything in our benefits packages that is specifically not working, but people don’t always tell me things directly, so. Here is your chance to tell us directly: what do you as event organizers love about the global sponsorship program? And what do you not love so much? 🙂

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