Reprinted from Drupal.org 9.24.13
Ask and you shall receive! The Drupal Technology Partner Program
We set off to find a lightweight way to attract these kinds of companies so they can engage and educate the community about their technologies, what problems they solve and how they integrate with other technologies. We decided the best way to create a win-win was a partner program, so we created the Drupal Technology Partner Program. Partners win because they get a structured way to give back and communicate with community members who want to learn about them. This communication ranges from the Drupal Association posting about newly available educational material and DrupalCon sponsorship discounts to (pitch-free) webinars. The community wins because of the new opportunities to learn, and partners pay a program fee to join which further funds our Drupal.org Tech Team and improvements.