After you’ve finished with the turkey and the shopping, take a minute to give back to your favorite OS!
The Foundation is kicking off its prime giving season on one of the biggest giving days of the year, #GivingTuesday. Now in its eighth year, #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that brings together diverse communities to foster generosity .
The Foundation is calling on the community to channel your passion for FreeBSD into helping us increase our efforts for the Project in 2020. Your support, no matter the size, will have a lasting impact on FreeBSD.
What We Will Accomplish
Next year we will continue to support key areas like OS improvements, FreeBSD advocacy and education, CI, Security, and FreeBSD Infrastructure improvements. In addition, we plan on continuing to support the following areas:
- Operating System Improvements: Providing staff to immediately respond to urgent problems and implement new features and functionality allowing for the innovation and stability you’ve come to rely on.
- Security: Providing engineering resources to bolster the capacity and responsiveness of the Security team providing your users with peace of mind when security issues arise.
- Quality Assurance: Improving and increasing test coverage, continuous integration, and automated testing with a full-time software engineer to ensure you receive the highest quality, secure, and reliable operating system.
- New User Experience: Improving the process and documentation for getting new people involved with FreeBSD, and supporting those people as they become integrated into the FreeBSD Community providing the resources you may need to get new folks up to speed.
- Training: Supporting more FreeBSD training for undergraduates, graduates, and postgraduates. Growing the community means reaching people and catching their interest in systems software as early as possible and providing you with a bigger pool of candidates with the FreeBSD skills you’re looking for.
- Face-to-Face Opportunities: Facilitating collaboration among members of the community, and building connections throughout the industry to support a healthy and growing ecosystem and make it easier for you to find resources when questions emerge.
Your donation on #GivingTuesdayFreeBSD will help us get one step closer to meeting these specific goals while continuing to serve the community in the ways you have come to expect.
Help Spread the Word
To maximize the success of the campaign, we’re asking for your help in spreading the word.
Share reminders to donate on your social media networks. Let colleagues and friends know that you support FreeBSD, and why they should too. Below you’ll find sample tweets, Facebook posts and graphics to help you spread the word.
Set Up a FreeBSD Foundation Fundraiser on Facebook
To create a fundraiser:
- Click Fundraisers in the left menu of your News Feed.
- Click + Create Fundraiser.
- Search for FreeBSD Foundation, then choose a cover photo and fill in the fundraiser details.
- Click Create.
Note: All fundraisers are public, so anyone on or off of Facebook can see them.
Your actions directly effect the growth of the FreeBSD Project. Help us make an even bigger impact in 2020. Support and share the Foundation’s 2019 #GivingTuesday Campaign!
Facebook and Twitter Profile Pictures
Show your support of #GivingTuesdayFreeBSD by adding a Twibbon to your Facebook and Twitter profile picture.
“Love #FreeBSD? Let ’em know! Donate to the #GivingTuesdayFreeBSD Campaign.”
“Show your support for #FreeBSD! Donate to the @freebsdfndation #GivingTuesdayFreeBSD campaign!”
“Join me in making a difference in the FreeBSD Project on 12/03. Donate to the #GivingTuesdayFreeBSD campaign”.
Facebook Cover Images
Sample Facebook Posts
- Interested in making a difference in the FreeBSD Project? Support the #GivingTuesdayFreeBSD campaign. Find out more at: https://freebsdfoundation.org/donors/giving-tuesday/
- If you love FreeBSD like I do, join me on Tuesday, December 3 by donating to help the FreeBSD Foundation increase its support of FreeBSD during the #GivingTuesdayFreeBSD campaign. https://freebsdfoundation.org/donate/
- Make a direct impact on your favorite operating system! Join me in supporting the #GivingTuesdayFreeBSD campaign and donate today! https://freebsdfoundation.org/donate/