Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in sponsoring the Joomla! Project and Open Source Matters (OSM). We’re excited to share with you an opportunity to increase your visibility in our community!

As a fast-growing worldwide community, we are excited to share with you our sponsorship opportunities that allow our community to continue to grow wider and serve larger audiences. During the past year, the Joomla! Project has seen extraordinary growth. As a community-driven software project, we are humbled by the massive support and expansion of our community's work.

OSM provides fiscal stewardship for the Joomla! Project and looks for opportunities that let organizations, companies, and individuals aid the project through financial means. In achieving our goal to provide financial stability to fuel growth and support of the community, we have a simple golden rule for our sponsorship program:

The general content and appearance of each sponsor's credit must maintain with the non-commercial nature of Open Source Matters.

 

Why Should Your Company Sponsor the Joomla! Project and OSM?

Build a Brand in an Influential Community

Joomla! has strong brand identification, enabling you to build up your company’s image. Our sponsors gain value from association with Joomla and our mission to pursue the creation of high value contributions to the world. Your investment in the project makes possible the continued production of high-quality, open source software harnessed by the world.

Increase Credibility and Be Memorable

Your brand has its strongest impact in the clear setting found in Joomla!!'s sponsorship opportunities. Our exclusion of heavily commercial sponsorships makes our sponsorship opportunities credible and memorable in our growing community. Maintaining a distinguished approach to your sponsorship is respected by our community and increases your sponsorships effectiveness.

Connect More Effectively With a Growing Community

Joomla! and OSM enable your company to begin a long-term relationship with the community in a meaningful way, providing another avenue of support beyond traditional Web advertising. Corporate sponsorship of the project will provide your company with credits in a variety of locations, including but not limited to the highly trafficked Joomla.org Web site and the OSM Web site.

Opportunities to Sponsor in 2014

With more than 300,000,000 visitors a year, and with an uptick in traffic and downloads expected in 2014, this is a perfect time to sponsor the Joomla! Project and show the world your support.

In the current economy, we have seen a spiked increase in adoption of open source software, and most acutely those projects like Joomla! that provide publishing and marketing tools for companies at a low cost. Joomla! and our community are positioned perfectly to help businesses, organizations, and individuals harness the power of content management without requiring heavy cash investments.

As the Joomla! Project continues to grow, our visibility into key communities grows as well. Since our codebase and community is focused on an open source ecology, the barriers to entry are quite low.

In short: Joomla! will see a sharp increase in usage and traction in 2014.

 

Listed below are our levels of sponsorship you or your company can provide to the Joomla Project.

Global Sponsorship

To provide our sponsors an opportunity to shine in our community, we have found that key and scarce visibility opportunities provide the most value. With this in mind, we are creating a special Global Sponsors page at http://www.joomla.org/about-joomla/the-project/partners.html. Footer navigation of the entire Joomla.org family of sites will link directly to the Global Sponsors page for easy access anywhere within our domain.

Platinum Global Sponsorship ($25k per year)

Your logo prominently placed on our Sponsors page with link to your site.

  • Logo size: 300px x 175px
  • Logo location: above the Gold and Silver Corporate Sponsors
  • Logo link: to your Web site
  • Platinum Corporate Sponsor badge for your Web site
  • Joint press release with Joomla/OSM and your company

Gold Global Sponsorship ($15k per year)

Your logo prominently placed on our Sponsors page with link to your site.

  • Logo size: 175px x 100px
  • Logo location: above the Silver Corporate Sponsors
  • Logo link: to your Web site
  • Gold Corporate Sponsor badge for your Web site
  • Joint press release with Joomla/OSM and your company

Silver Global Sponsorship ($9k per year)

Your logo prominently placed on our Sponsors page with link to your site.

  • Logo size: 100px x 50px
  • Logo link: to your Web site
  • Silver Corporate Sponsor badge for your Web site
  • Joint press release with Joomla/OSM and your company

 


 

Community Sponsors

Community sponsors are those individuals or companies that are providing financial support to the project directly, and in exchange for their monetary sponsorship, we provide various forms of recognition on the Joomla site. A link to the community sponsors page of Joomla.org will be highlighted on the Joomla! Community Site (http://community.joomla.org).

Platinum Community Sponsor

$5,000 (per year)
Recognition

  • Blog post about sponsorhip on community site
  • Logo size: 175px x 100px
  • Logo location: above the  Gold and Silver Community Sponsors
  • Logo link: to your web site
  • Platinum Community Sponsor badge for your Web site

Gold Community Sponsor

$2,500 (per year)

Recognition

  • Blog post about sponsorhip on community site
  • Logo size: 100px x 50px
  • Logo location: above the  Silver Community Sponsors
  • Logo link: to your web site
  • Gold Development Sponsor badge for your Web site

Silver Community Sponsor

$1,000 (per 6 months)

Recognition

  • Logo size: 75px x 25px
  • Logo link: to your web site
  • Silver Development Sponsor badge for your Web site
  • Logo location: above the Bronze Community Sponsors

 


 

I am ready! What is the next step?

It is very easy to become a Joomla sponsor.

 

 

  1. In order to be listed we require that your website be built with the Joomla CMS or offers Joomla CMS related services. We are no longer accepting submissions from SEO and link building companies unless the site is somehow Joomla related.
  2. Just review our packages listed above and decide on a level you want to sponsor.
  3. Then once you are ready to move forward you can simply send us an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the following information:
      1. Sponsorship package you are interested in
      2. Link URL
      3. Title of the link
  4. After that we will evaluate the URL for approval and generate the agreement and send it to you.
  5. After signing the sponsorship agreement our treasure will send you the invoice via email which you will be able to pay online using Paypal.
  6. After payment is received you will get listed on the website as a sponsor.

 

 

Please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any additional questions.

 


 

Development Sponsors

Development sponsors are those individuals or companies that are providing developer resources or funding for developer resources to support to the project's core code base.

**Work done under this program is under the direction of the development or other production coordinators.
For more information please visit http://developer.joomla.org/improving-joomla.html

Important Notes

Acceptance of sponsorship from an individual or organization does not imply endorsement of that sponsor by the Joomla! Project or Open Source Matters. Sponsorship of the Joomla! Project does not imply endorsement of the actions of the Joomla! Project or Open Source Matters by the sponsor.

Acceptance of a sponsorship is at the discretion of Open Source Matters.

Open Source Matters is not a 501c3 organization and sponsorship is a form of advertising, not a charitable contribution. Sponsors should consult with their accounting and tax professionals about treatment of these expenses. An IRS W-9 form will be provided on request.