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August 2008

2008-08 Joomla! Community Magazine

Joomla! Community Magazine - Community

Involvement: Support Joomla!

A message from the Joomla! Fundraising Team Leader

Written by Michelle Bisson

Typically, most open source projects are funded by their community members. The Joomla! project is no different. The average donation is $55 in the US and $25 worldwide. Recently, Joomla! Day Norway donated $2500 to the project. We appreciate the generosity of the Norwegian community and thank all who have contributed financially, whether small or large!

Your donations benefit the project by:

  • Providing servers to host our sites;
  • Purchasing marketing materials, such as banners, brochures and flyers for Expos, Joomla! Day events;
  • Promoting Joomla! at Expos, conferences, and Joomla! Days events;
  • Paying for travel expenses to send Core Team and Working Group members to represent Joomla! at these events;
  • Sponsoring Joomla! Days;
  • Providing accounting, legal and administrative services.

 

Why support Open Source Matters?

All donations go to Open Source Matters, Inc. (OSM). OSM is a nonprofit organization founded by the Joomla! Core Team to manage the project funds and assets, like the logo and trademarks. At this time, donations to OSM are not tax-deductible under United States law.

Support SupportDonate using Paypal

Donations are made through the Paypal system using credit cards such as Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or you can use funds in your own Paypal account. Donations can come from all the countries that Paypal serves.

Other Methods of Donating

Contact OSM if you wish to use one of these other methods of donating:

  • Bank transfers;
  • Checks in US dollars;
  • Money Orders.

Invitation:

I would like to invite community members, Joomla! User Groups/Associations, self employed and companies to consider to support Joomla! financially. If you desire to give back to the the project, all you have to do is click the Donate to Joomla! banner.

The name Joomla! means "All together". Together we can make a difference!

If you have donated financially recently and have a story to share as to what motivated you to donate, contact Michelle Bisson, Fundraising Team Leader. Send her a Forum private message to share your story. Thank you!