We are grateful to have a wonderful and diverse community around the world. The role of the Drupal Association is to unite this community and our work is made possible by our members and supporters.

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The Association is a not-for-profit organization. What you pay goes to helping the community with Community Cultivation Grants and scholarships, hosting and maintaining drupal.org, and paying for more day-to-day support that we provide to help the community succeed. Check out the following testimonials from some of our amazing community, who want to share why membership is so important.

I renew my membership each year without hesitation.

Paul Johnson profile picture

The warmth, dynamism and inclusivity of Drupal is widely celebrated. With such a large project and diverse community, we need a little help to assure our strength and vitality. That’s why we have the Drupal Association.

I renew my membership each year without hesitation. If more people joined the Association the Drupal Project would move further and faster.

We all benefit from The Drupal Association’s work daily, isn’t it time you gave a little?"

--Paul Johnson (pdjohnson), DrupalCon Global Social Media Lead, Drupal Camp North West Co-Organizer and Drupal Director of CTI Digital

From maintaining Drupal.org to catalysing our success through cultivation grants and travel scholarships, supporting local communities, and providing governance, the role of the Association is multifaceted.


"It opened my eyes to the wonderful things that Drupal can do for me and my community."

Gemma Rose Dublan profile picture

Thanks to the people who made my scholarship possible. It was an amazing opportunity. It paved the way for me to see DrupalCon in Sydney. DrupalCon helped me learn more about how deep the culture of the Drupal community is around the world. It opened my eyes to the wonderful things that Drupal can do for me and my community. It helped me polish my skills in Drupal. The imparting of knowledge from the speakers was amazing, the talks reminded me that Drupal is really powerful, and it helped me understand that without the community contribution and the people who continue contributing to core and code, there would be no community.

I learned good things that I can adopt for my local community in the Philippines, such as the proper approach in creating amazing meet-ups and conferences, and discovering how to cater to needs per individual in order to help them grow their skills in Drupal and encourage them to contribute back to the community.

—Gemma Rose Dublan (gemdev), Drupal Camp Manila organizer, DrupalCon Sydney scholarship recipient and Drupal/PHP Developer at Kryptonite Digital


"The Drupal Association helps bring the voices and experiences of this unique, diverse Drupal community to life."

Alex Laughnan profile picture

While there are a lot of different frameworks and applications out there, I think Drupal focuses on something special: the integration of a holistic community experience in software development. The Drupal Association helps bring the voices and experiences of this unique, diverse Drupal community to life, and that is invaluable. I support the Drupal Association as an Individual Member and look forward to continued collaboration within our Drupal-loving collective.

—Alex Laughnan (laughnan), Social Media Guru for North American DrupalCons and Freelance Web Developer

Volunteers and staff work together to bring the community DrupalCons in North America, Europe, and in emerging markets around the world. Our relationship is really important to pulling off a successful international Drupal event and no DrupalCon would not be possible without the dedication of community volunteers.


"I think the grant means a wonderful opportunity to actually meet the Drupal community and the humans behind the code."

Ayesh Karunaratne profile picture

It was the warm feeling that I am welcomed among a community that is full of awesome people I admire every day. I think the grant means a wonderful opportunity to actually meet the Drupal community and the humans behind the code. I have been to Drupal events in India and Malaysia, and even organized events in my home country, Sri Lanka. But a DrupalCon is the event I was hoping to attend one day. I could meet some of the developers I have known for a while and idolized (Larry Garfield and Daniel Wehner, for example), but also had the opportunity to meet new developers who are as awesome as them. Many of the Drupal people you see online are now "more human" having met them there in Barcelona!

—Ayesh Karunaratne (Ayesh), DrupalCon Barcelona grant recipient and Back-end Developer

The dues from Drupal Association memberships are hugely beneficial to the health of the community and the project. Membership-funded Community Cultivation Grants help Drupalers from around the world travel to the sprints, camps, and conferences where they'll be able to best have an impact on the project.


"Drupal Association helped us... when our community was unable to secure all the funds."

Claudiu Cristea profile picture

Drupal Association helped us run one of our yearly conferences, in 2012, when our community was unable to secure all the funds. Through the Community Cultivation Grant program, we were able to run DrupalCamp Arad 2012, an event organized by Drupal Romania Association. The event is important for us because it's the only moment in the year when we can meet together as most of the Drupalers from across Romania.

—Claudiu Cristea (claudiu.cristea), DrupalCamp Arad Organizer and Coordinator of Drupal Romania Association and Drupal Consultant & Developer at Webikon

Drupal Association memberships help our community build stronger bonds with each other. Membership dues are a huge source of funding for the Community Cultivation Grants that directly benefit camps, training programs, and other community-oriented initiatives.


"Helping build international connections"

Darwin Betancourt profile picture

The Community Cultivation Grant is awesome for our community, because it helped us bring international speakers to the first Drupal Summit Latino in March 2013. For the first DrupalCamp Guayaquil, these funds were very important too.

—Darwin Betancourt (drw), Drupal Camp Guayaquil organizer and CEO of DRW Soluciones

Drupal Association memberships help our community build stronger bonds with each other. Membership dues are a huge source of funding for the Community Cultivation Grants that directly benefit camps, training programs, and other community-oriented initiatives.


"Being around people that love teaching, sharing experiences and helping the community grow made me feel very happy."

Luis Eduardo Telaya Escobedo profile picture

I had the opportunity to be a mentor at DrupalCon! Greeting new people with a big smile on my face while I invited them to a new world in order to contribute and make patches with them is something I’ll never forget!

Being around people that love teaching, sharing experiences and helping the community grow made me feel very happy. I got so many tips, tricks, and knowledge to share with my local community. After DrupalCon, I asked my local university to lend us laboratories to keep teaching Drupal with my friends from Perú. At every event, we shared the experiences and Drupal tips from DrupalCon and they felt motivated because of that.

—Luis Eduardo Telaya Escobedo (edutrul), DrupalCon Los Angeles 2015 scholarship recipient and Drupal Developer at Anexus


"It was due to Drupal that I landed my first job."

Dhruv Baldawa profile picture

When I first posted a draft proposal, I had no idea how Drupal worked. I was truly amazed at how welcoming, open and helping the community is. It helped me learn about the various parts of Drupal's codebase, the modules and other subsystems. It was due to Drupal that I landed my first job. Much of what I have achieved so far, I owe to Drupal and its amazing community, and it is real pleasure to be a part of it.

—Dhruv Baldawa (dhruvbaldawa), DrupalCon Denver 2012 scholarship recipient and Google Summer of Code participant

The dues from Drupal Association memberships are hugely beneficial to the health of the community and the project. Membership-funded Community Cultivation Grants help Drupalers from around the world travel to the sprints, camps, and conferences where they'll be able to best have an impact on the project.


"Drupal has made a big difference in my life."

Donna Benjamin profile picture

The Drupal Association's work is fundamental to supporting the project at the heart of our community. But I suspect there are thousands of people using Drupal every day who have absolutely no idea we exist, or what work we do. But many of them notice instantly the moment that Drupal.org falters. Supporting the team that supports our community is what matters most to me.

Drupal has made a big difference in my life. Drupal has helped me keep my own lights on, by providing an amazing platform to serve the needs of our clients. Years ago we had our own homemade content management system. It grew out of components we built for one client or another, solving the same problems time and time again. But it became unmanageable. We couldn't keep up with the maintenance requirements of the system and also continue to serve our clients. So we started evaluating the open source PHP content management systems available at the time. Drupal answered that call. We also discovered the community—and the rest, as they say, is history.

—Donna Benjamin (kattekrab), Drupal Association Board Member and Executive Director at Creative Contingencies


"We have less to worry about. Knowing that our finances are in good hands is a huge relief."

Drew Gorton profile picture

The Drupal Association has been our fiscal agent for 5 years and it’s been FANTASTIC. Having the Association manage our finances gives us audited, professional accounting services and a non-profit status. We know that our money goes right back into the Drupal ecosystem. It’s a win-win-win deal for Twin Cites Drupal, the Drupal Association and Drupal itself! We have less to worry about. Knowing that our finances are in good hands is a huge relief. We’re also happy knowing that we’re contributing some of our revenue back into the larger Drupal ecosystem.

—Drew Gorton (dgorton), Twin Cities Camp Organizer and Director of Community and Agency Outreach at Pantheon

Drupal Association provides support for camps through our fiscal sponsorship program so organizers can focus on the strengthening the local community and on Drupal.


"I pay some of that money back and show solidarity for the organization that helps keep the project afloat."

Emma Jane Hogbin Westby profile picture

Drupal has provided me with a source of income, and by making a small financial contribution through annual membership, I pay some of that money back and show solidarity for the organization that helps keep the project afloat. For me, it's a bit like donating to Doctors Without Borders -- you trust that they're going to find the best way to spend the money.

—Emma Jane Hogbin Westby (emmajane), Author, Speaker, Team Builder, DrupalCon moderator and Drupal Association member

The Drupal Association is the steward of community funds. The donations given to the community are put back into the project and into drupal.org. Learn more from our Board of Directors meeting materials.


"I'm a way better developer now, I had access to many brilliant minds, I travelled the world."

Francesco Placella profile picture

DrupalCons broadened my horizons. After attending DrupalCon Chicago I really started to realize what Drupal is, the huge interest it drives, and the ridiculous amount of smart people its community gathers. Attending a DrupalCon means having the opportunity to speak with these folks face to face, discussing new ideas, and concerting plans to make them come true. It's hugely helpful and inspiring. And coding, lots of coding.

I started contributing because I wanted to see some annoying bugs fixed. I kept contributing because I realized it was fun and rewarding. Nowadays I'm simply having a hard time trying to find a reason not to.

Drupal did change my life: I'm a way better developer now, I had access to many brilliant minds, I travelled the world. The net cost in terms of sleep hours was not insignificant but it was worth it :)

—Francesco Placella (plach), DrupalCons Chicago & Denver scholarship recipient and Senior Performance Engineer at Tag1 Consulting

Drupal Association memberships provide funds for active contributors to the project to attend DrupalCon when they wouldn't otherwise be able to attend. The experience of taking part in the largest international Drupal event in the world inspires people who learn that Drupal makes the world feel a little smaller when you get involved.


"Undoubtedly, Drupal changed my way of seeing things..."

Heissen Lopez profile picture

The experience of attending DrupalCon was incredible, I’ll never forget it. I met a lot of people and I helped by supporting as a volunteer and playing with code in the contribs. I contribute because I am convinced that knowledge grows the more it is shared and I enjoy and learn a lot by doing. Also, I started in Drupal thanks to the contributions of my local community members.

Undoubtedly, Drupal changed my way of seeing things, I learned to contribute and share, work and play in community. And most importantly, thanks to Drupal I met great people, Thanks to Drupal I have visited new and wonderful places.

—Heissen Lopez (heilop), DrupalCon Los Angeles scholarship recipient, PHP/Drupal Developer at SeeD EM, and Drupal Developer & Information Architect at Dilygent

Drupal Association members help put on the most important Drupal events each year. Assisted by funds from membership dues, the Drupal Association is able to put on DrupalCon events, where some of the biggest contributions and leaps are made in the development of the project.


"Meeting and hanging out with my Drupal friends also boosts my motivation for future contributions."

Janez Urevc profile picture

Scholarship allowed me to attend DrupalCon, which most likely wouldn't have been possible otherwise. At DrupalCon, I met many other contributors and we created plans for many projects that we are working on.

Meeting and hanging out with my Drupal friends also boosts my motivation for future contributions, which is noticeable from my increased productivity after I attended.

—Janez Urevc (slashrsm), DrupalCon Barcelona 2015 scholarship recipient and Senior Software Engineer at Examiner.com

The dues from Drupal Association memberships are hugely beneficial to the health of the community and the project. Membership-funded Community Cultivation Grants help Drupalers from around the world travel to the sprints, camps, and conferences where they'll be able to best have an impact on the project.


"Individuals helping other individuals, especially at community events, keep me interested in Drupal."

Jeff Geerling profile picture

The Drupal Association's fiscal sponsorship helped the DrupalCamp STL team focus more on the success of the 2015 Camp in St. Louis, and less on the burdensome financial aspects. Our camp attracted Drupal users from around the Midwest, and we were even able to help a woman from Tennessee who had no Drupal groups in her area (meaning nobody to sit down and help her learn the basics), go from zero to sixty with a Drupal site she inherited for a local business. Stories like these (individuals helping other individuals, especially at community events) keep me interested in Drupal, and motivate me to give my time to the community.

—Jeff Geerling (geerlingguy), DrupalCamp St. Louis Organizer, Technical Architect at Acquia and Owner of Midwestern Mac, LLC

Drupal Association provides support for camps through our fiscal sponsorship program so organizers can focus on the strengthening the local community and on Drupal.


"Chinese developers loved meeting the top Drupalers."

Jingsheng Wang profile picture

Each of the past few years, the Drupal Association funded the opportunity to bring a high profile Drupaler to keynote at DrupalCamp China. This unique opportunity attracted many developers in China to travel 5-8 hours to Shanghai for the yearly community gathering and celebration. Keynote speakers had a great time in China, and Chinese developers loved meeting the top Drupalers. Moreover, the synergy offers the market confidence in Drupal and motivates its adoption in different sectors in China.

—Jingsheng Wang (skyredwang), Organizer of DrupalCamp China and CEO of INsReady Inc. (引锐信息科技有限公司)

Drupal Association memberships play an important part in growing the Drupal ecosystem. For example, membership dues help fund the all-important Community Cultivation Grants that directly benefit camps, training programs, and other community-oriented initiatives.


"The Drupal Association helps us focus on what matters most about our camps—namely, the content!"

Joe Bachana profile picture

Our camps are a blend of training, sprint work, and community collaboration and sharing. Every time we have one of these, we’re strengthening the Drupal community in NYC while also helping each of us improve our Drupal skills. In short, fiscal sponsorship from a trusted and highly experienced organization like the Drupal Association helps us focus on what matters most about our camps—namely, the content!

—Joe Bachana (joebachana), NYC DrupalCamp Organizer and President & Founder of DPCI

Drupal Association provides support for camps through our fiscal sponsorship program so organizers can focus on the strengthening the local community and on Drupal.


"The best part of all: some first-time attendees at these events remain part of the local user group."

JP Weiksnar profile picture

The Community Cultivation Grant lived up to its name by helping us fund and launch our local user group’s inaugural Drupal Camp. This urban camp was the “big bang” that spawned our more focused “mini-camp” format. With less overhead and only a mountainside resort’s boardroom, participants got to experience Drupal presentations in a memorable way.

The best part of all: some first-time attendees at these events remain part of the local user group and, to this day, pop in to our monthly in-person or online meet-ups.

—John P. Weiksnar (jpw1116), Coordinator of WNYDUG, Co-organizer of DrupalCamp WNY 2011 and Drupal Futurist.

Drupal Association memberships help our community build stronger bonds with each other. Membership dues are a huge source of funding for the Community Cultivation Grants that directly benefit camps, training programs, and other community-oriented initiatives.


"I learned a bigger community is out there waiting for me to engage."

Luis Cordova profile picture

Drupal has helped me be known among the community. I learned a bigger community is out there waiting for me to engage. I contribute because I am, at the core, an enthusiast like many in the community.

—Luis Cordova (cordoval), DrupalCon Austin 2014 scholarship recipient

Drupal Association memberships provide funds for active contributors to the project to attend DrupalCon when they wouldn't otherwise be able to attend. The experience of taking part in the largest international Drupal event in the world inspires people who learn that Drupal makes the world feel a little smaller when you get involved.


"Building great solutions from small moments"

Mike Anello profile picture

It’s often the small things that go the longest way. During the DrupalCon Barcelona sprint, I met a gentleman whose goal was to figure out how to use a new feature of one of the migration-related contrib modules. I didn’t have much experience with it, but together we figured it out in short order. He was super-thankful and promised he would write up the documentation page for the feature.

—Mike Anello (ultimike), DrupalCon Barcelona grant recipient Drupal consultant at DrupalEasy

Drupal Association members help put on the most important Drupal events each year. Assisted by funds from membership dues, the Drupal Association is able to put on DrupalCon events, where some of the biggest contributions and leaps are made in the development of the project.


"Launched a magazine that's fundamental to spreading Drupal in Latin America"

Nick Vidal profile picture

The grant received from the Drupal Association has helped us print a total of 8,000 magazines about Drupal to be freely distributed at events all over Latin America. The magazine contained an interview with Dries translated into 3 different languages (English, Spanish, and Portuguese).
This magazine has been fundamental to spreading Drupal in Latin America. It was launched when Dries came for the first time to Latin America, back in 2011. Dries came back to Latin America for DrupalCon in 2015, and the scenario has changed dramatically. The community has matured.

—Nick Vidal (nickvidal), Organizer of many Latin American Drupal events including DrupalCon Latin America & DrupalPicchu 2014 and CTO at Startup Libre

Drupal Association memberships play an important part in growing the Drupal ecosystem. For example, membership dues help fund the all-important Community Cultivation Grants that directly benefit camps, training programs, and other community-oriented initiatives.


Ruben Teijeiro

"The Drupal Association is the heartbeat of the Drupal community."

The Drupal Association is the heartbeat of the Drupal community; it keeps it alive.

—Ruben Teijeiro (rteijeiro), Global Track Chair for DrupalCons and Drupal Hero at Tieto

Volunteers and staff work together to bring the community DrupalCons in North America, Europe, and in emerging markets around the world. Our relationship is really important to pulling off a successful international Drupal event and no DrupalCon would not be possible without the dedication of community volunteers.


"Giving back in meaningful ways"

Shannon Vettes profile picture

Thanks to the Drupal Association, I traveled to conferences I wouldn't have been able to attend and gave back to my community in meaningful ways that I'll never forget.

—Shannon Vettes (svettes), DrupalCon Sydney 2013 grant recipient and Director of Customer Service & Support at Commerce Guys

The dues from Drupal Association memberships are hugely beneficial to the health of the community and the project. Membership-funded Community Cultivation Grants help Drupalers from around the world travel to the sprints, camps, and conferences where they'll be able to best have an impact on the project.


"Embracing the Drupal software and community"

Solomon Kitumba profile picture

The Community Cultivation Grant helped develop our local community. We used it to fund our outreach to different groups of people who embraced Drupal as a software and as a community. It helped raise the number of community members who both develop for and use Drupal.

—Solomon Kitumba (solomonkitumba), CCG recipient and Drupal frontend developer at Kyta Labs

Drupal Association memberships help our community build stronger bonds with each other. Membership dues are a huge source of funding for the Community Cultivation Grants that directly benefit camps, training programs, and other community-oriented initiatives.


"Community grants make camps great."

Vasil Grozdanoski profile picture

By organizing our first Drupal Camp in Skopje, Macedonia, we managed to officially create our Drupal community. 75 participants attended our camp, and we had two keynote speakers who were able to attend thanks to our Drupal Association grant. We reached every part of our local IT population—including students, beginners and seniors. We shared experiences with each other and now we get together on regular basis to help each other and share knowledge.

—Vasil Grozdanoski (idea_vasil), Drupal Camp Macedonia organizer and Web Developer at IDEA SEE

Drupal Association memberships play an important part in growing the Drupal ecosystem. For example, membership dues help fund the all-important Community Cultivation Grants that directly benefit camps, training programs, and other community-oriented initiatives.


"In Drupal, I see people who want to do something good for all of us."

Jawid Sayed profile picture

One mind can’t build the whole world. We need a community of people working together. In Drupal, I see people who want to do something good for all of us. It encourages me to join them.

Starting something new is always challenging. Drupal gives me a foundation to start from and a framework to work with. It lets me showcase my skills, even as it challenges me to get better.

The Drupal Association’s support makes a lot of the information I need available. To learn, grow, and contribute, I need accurate information and good tools. The Association makes a lot of that possible.

—Jawid Sayed (drupalnewie-berfi), Drupal Association member from Afghanistan


"I'm truly proud to be part of this community."

Michael Liu profile picture

I am so honored that I'm a member of the Drupal Association, and that the company I own (OSforce) is a Supporting Partner. Not because of the business value the badges add, but because I'm truly proud to be part of this community.

Drupal is my favorite open source community. I started attending Drupal meetups in Shanghai 3 years ago, and I can't stop.

Then I went to DrupalCon Barcelona, which really opened up my horizons. The people were so helpful and nice, and so eager to share and teach. This is what community should be. Drupal isn't just software. Being part of it really makes your work life better.

—Michael Liu (Youhui Liu), CEO of OSForce in Shanghai and Drupal Association Supporting Partner

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