One of our WPCampus traditions is to use the “previously allocated to swag” portion of our event planning budget to support a nonprofit organization. Swag is fun, but it can be wasteful. We choose to use those funds to help people in and outside of our community.
Traditionally, we sponsor a fundraising campaign to support an organization that is local to our in-person conference. For WPCampus 2019, we raised $3,000 for Free Geek in Portland, Oregon. For WPCampus 2020, which was hosted online, we matched $2,540 in donations to recognize and support the vital #BlackLivesMatter movement and those struggling with COVID-19.
We are honored to continue this tradition for WPCampus 2021 Online and ask that you join us in support of these wonderful organizations that we believe are making a big difference for our global community.
How to submit a matching donation
For this year’s fundraising efforts, we have chosen five organizations and will match up to USD $3,000 in donations to these selected organizations.
To participate: learn about eligibility and submit your donation receipt to one of our selected organizations. We will accept submissions until September 30, 2021, or when we’ve met our $3,000 match limit.
Organizations to support
The ACLU is a nationwide nonprofit that operates in all 50 states and provides legal assistance wherever civil liberties are at risk. Their Racial Justice Program aims to preserve and extend constitutionally guaranteed rights to people who have historically been denied their rights on the basis of race. ACLU has a four-star rating on Charity Navigator.
Instability in Afghanistan is putting the lives of thousands of civilians at risk. Donate now to help the IRC support Afghan families and people in crisis worldwide. The International Rescue Committee began work in Afghanistan in 1988. Their programs span eight provinces and reach millions, with additional support provided to Afghans who have fled to neighboring countries or who have been resettled in the United States. International Rescue Committee has a three-star rating on Charity Navigator.
As one of the most trusted organizations working to reduce poverty in Haiti, Hope for Haiti is focused on providing support and partnership for the Haitian people every single day. Donate now and help as they work to respond to the devastating 7.2 magnitude earthquake that struck southwestern Haiti on August 14. Hope for Haiti has a four-star rating on Charity Navigator.
Girls Who Code is on a mission to close the gender gap in technology and to change the image of what a programmer looks like and does. Your contribution will help to inspire, educate, and equip girls with the computing skills to become change agents in their communities. Girls Who Code has a 100 encompass rating on Charity Navigator.
The Feeding America network is the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization and has long supported food banks. Their COVID-19 Response Fund is providing relief for those facing hunger in these uncertain times. Every dollar provides ten meals! Feeding America has a four-star rating on Charity Navigator.
Eligibility to match your donation
To be eligible, your monetary donations must be:
- Made from your personal funds or a charitable gift fund in your name.
- Given to one of our selected organizations.
- Include an electronic receipt that confirms the donation amount indicated in your submission.
- Made on or after August 1, 2021. Will accept submissions until September 30, 2021, or when we’ve met our $3,000 match limit.