Public Board Meeting Update

On September 28, 2016, The Drupal Association board hosted a public board meeting during DrupalCon Dublin. It was wonderful to connect with the community in person to share updates and answer questions.

Over the last few months, we provided an update on The Association’s current focus followed by department-specific updates. This board meeting shared highlights of specific areas including:

Association members cultivate community with grants

It isn't easy to build a strong community. Many event organizers work to bring people together for Drupal. Community Cultivation Grants are one tool to make the work a little easier. With a grant, you can strengthen the local community. You can help drive the adoption of Drupal.

Drupal Association members fund these grants. A few grant recipients have told us their stories. I'd like to share more about what has happened since the grants were awarded.

Here’s to our Drupal Association Supporting Partners! – Q3

There are many inspiring companies that are giving their time to contribute code, help educate others, share their experiences, and be part of the Drupal community. Some of these companies have taken one step further, becoming Supporting Partners with the Drupal Association.

Supporting Partners fund and the engineering team who make the improvements you continuously see. Without our Supporting Partners, the work we do would not be possible.

Here is what is going on now.

Membership is connection

Today we launch the membership campaign focused on the Drupal Association Community Cultivation Grants program. Association members fund grants to kickstart community-strengthening projects around the world.

The campaign runs through October 28 and our goals are 265 new members signed up and $10,918 in revenue. These are a 10% increase over the same period of time last year.

MarCom changes, and how we’ll keep moving forward

Like each of the Drupal Association teams, MarCom has a broad range of responsibilities. But with a smaller team, we have to make hard choices.

Changes for the Drupal Association Events Team

As Megan mentioned in her blog post, The Association’s mission is to unite the community to build and promote Drupal and DrupalCon remains an important way to achieve this mission. Unfortunately, our DrupalCon team is smaller due to staff reductions and we needed to adjust our work accordingly. To decide on what to eliminate, we took a critical look at what services the Association can continue to provide with minimal impact to the mission critical event elements that help move the Project forward.

DrupalCon has traditionally supported our contribution journey, helping developers and other contributors level up their skill to not only build better sites, but to also learn how to contribute code to core or through modules. We will continue providing the programing elements to support our contributors.

Changes for the Drupal Association Engineering Team

This article is the next part in our series about recent changes at the Drupal Association. I'll be focusing on what these changes mean for the Engineering team and the impact that will have on the work we're doing for the Drupal Community.

Drupal Association's 12 Month Focus

Our mission is to unite the community to build and promote Drupal. As I mention in my blog post, now that Drupal 8 is out, our focus is to put more energy into the “Promote Drupal” portion of the mission.

Membership campaign recap

Thank you, to everyone who participated in our 2016 certificate campaign. We sent a personalized certificate to everyone who joined or renewed their Association membership. We also asked members to help boost our outreach by encouraging others to join or renew. These contributions matter. The funds you helped raise support the Association’s work, and your goodwill inspires us. Whether you became a member for the first-time, renewed, or took the time to share, you made the campaign a success.

Acknowledging the Drupal Association's Supporting Partners - Q2

There are so many amazing companies in the Drupal universe contributing their time and resources to the community and project right now. They’re taking the initiative to encourage their employees to contribute code. They’re sharing what they've learned while trying to provide clients with superior digital experiences. They’re donating their time to provide educational content to the community. And they’re doing a lot of it through their own internal operations.


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