Companies and organizations that sponsor WordPress contributors benefit by providing their team members with opportunities for professional development and growth. Contributing to CMS means working with innovators who are passionate about sharing their skills with others. Participating organizations are able to integrate more deeply into the CMS ecosystem, while gaining a voice in the ongoing development of the platform.
The WordPress Five for the Future initiative can be more cost effective than many traditional professional development programs, as it leverages resources produced for the WordPress community, such as the community organizer training materials.
Participating organizations see a number of benefits, such as:
- Identifying, recruiting, and developing talent.
- Staying up-to-date about the direction of the CMS platform.
- Opportunities to represent the needs of their clients in discussions about the future of WordPress.
- Contributing to the future and resilience of the open web.
Your users and customers are already part of WordPress, and this initiative gives as a way to participate and better engage with users.
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