Become a Sponsor

How to become a Plone Foundation sponsor

Plone is 100% powered and funded by the Plone community. We are among the largest, most successful and most vibrant open source projects in the world. Yet, our only source of income is sponsorships from forward-thinking organizations and individuals like you.

How Your Sponsorship Supports Plone

The mission of the Plone Foundation is to protect and promote Plone.

Since 2004, the Foundation has operated on an initial startup grant from Computer Associates, supplemented by a modest stream of individual contributions and larger organizational sponsorships. 

Foundation expenses have primarily been related to:

  • an aggressive spending campaign to support regional and strategic sprints, conferences and marketing
  • paying the Plone release manager a travel stipend and a stipend for major and minor software releases
  • registration of Plone’s trademark in countries around the world
  • legal work to secure Plone’s intellectual property in the Foundation’s “software conservancy”
  • the development and production of marketing materials
  • provisioning servers for our web sites, community forum, testing and continuous integration processes
  • a stipend to support the Plone marketing/communications team lead's attendance at Plone and related events

In order to continue this work, the Plone Foundation relies on your sponsorship to create and sustain a reliable stream of income that grows along with the community.

Renewing Your Sponsorship?

If you are renewing your sponsorship and we already have your details and logo, please proceed directly to our payment page. THANK YOU!

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Benefits and Rates

Because the Plone Foundation is a US non-profit entity, all amounts below are in US dollars (USD).

Premium 

Become a Premium SponsorAs a premium sponsor, you will get access to the finest that a non-profit organization can squeeze out of its volunteers. This includes:

  • Your logo on the front page of Plone.com
  • Your prominent logo and listing on the Plone.com/providers page (with a Premium Sponsor badge, your logo, and full text description of your services)
  • PLUS everything in the Standard Sponsorship package 

Premium sponsors receive top placement in Plone.com provider listings and its front page.

  • Small firms (1 or 2 full time employees): $125/month ($1500/year)
  • Medium firms (3 to 7 full time employees): $375/month ($4500/year)
  • Large firms (8 or more full time employees): $625/month ($7500/year)

Standard 

Become a Standard SponsorAs a standard sponsor, you will get:

  • Your logo on the Plone sponsors page 
  • Your logo and listing on the Plone.com/providers page (with your logo and full text description of your services)
  • A shout out to you and yours from our Plone Twitter account
  • Pride in supporting the work of the Plone Foundation to protect and promote Plone

Standard sponsors receive highly visible Plone.com provider listings.

  • Small firms: $41.67/month ($500/year)
  • Medium firms:  $125/month ($1500 year)
  • Large firms:   $208.33/month ($2500/year)

Basic (Plone.com Provider Listing)

Become a Basic Sponsor As a basic sponsor, you will get:

  • Your logo and listing on the Plone.com/providers page
  • A shout out to you and yours from our Plone Twitter account
  • Pride in supporting the work of the Plone Foundation to protect and promote Plone

Get your name and URL into Plone.com's provider listings.

  • Your hourly consulting rate (paid annually)

For example, if you charge $150 per hour, sponsor the Foundation for $150 annually and you will receive a provider listing on Plone.com.

University 

Become a University Sponsor

Universities are often among the largest installations of Plone. Have your university recognized for its commitment to Plone and open source by sponsoring the Foundation: your university's name, logo, URL and description will appear in our main sponsorship listings and will be highlighted by PloneEdu.

As a university sponsor, you will get:

University sponsorship is $1200/year. 

Supporting 

Become a supporting sponsor Many companies support Plone with infrastructure and other "in kind" sponsorships that could include – but are not limited to! – server hosting, legal services, design, marketing, and coding.

As a supporting sponsor, you will get at least:

  • Your logo on the Plone sponsors page 
  • A shout out to you and yours from our Plone Twitter account
  • Pride in supporting the work of the Plone Foundation to protect and promote Plone

Your donation to the Foundation is appreciated! 

Foundation Heroes

Become a Foundation HeroThe Plone community thrives on the participation and help of hundreds of individuals. Every sponsored dollar counts, and if you are a contractor or a small company we can offer you:

  • Recognition on the Plone.org sponsors page
  • A shout out to you and yours from our Plone Twitter account
  • Pride in supporting the work of the Plone Foundation to protect and promote Plone

About Banners and Logos 

In order to meet IRS guidelines for tax-exempt organizations, sponsorship acknowledgements such as banners must be in the form of promotional logos or slogans that are an established part of the sponsor's identity.