Frequently Asked Questions
- Frequently Asked Questions
What is Activate Mozilla?
Activate Mozilla is a campaign for Mozillians around the world to have impact in areas key to Mozilla’s mission. We want to bring more clarity on what are the most important areas to contribute to at Mozilla right now, and provide clear steps on how to get involved right away. These will be presented in the form of activities.
Who can be involved in the activities?
Anyone who wants to support Mozilla.
How do I get involved?
Just navigate the site and read the different areas and activities described. There you will find more information on why the activities have been chosen, and concrete instructions on how to contribute to each of them.
Why should I get involved?
The areas and activity described in this site are a result of a joint effort from the Mozilla Participation team and other teams to surface what is imporant for the organization right now. If you want to support Mozilla and you are unsure about what to do, this campaign is for you.
What are the goals of the campaign?
The primary goal of the campaign is to launch activities that bring value everyone participating, from community mobilizers, to event attendees, to teams at Mozilla.
We have set ourselves targets for Q3 (July-September), 2016. While they are not arbitrary numbers, they are meant to be aspirational and not exact. Whether we come in under target or way over, we will evaluate and iterate for future campaign.
- 6 activities are launched.
- 400 mobilizers activated. Primarily this is people organising events, assisting in logistics, and being the primary driver of an activity to bring more contributions.
- 3500 unique contributions to the campaign. These are the people mobilized, such as those attending events, installing add-ons, and so on.
- 2000 social shares of campaign activities.
These are listed here for transparency, and you can also see our per-activity goals listed under the ‘Goals for this area’ section on each activity page.
What should I do if I have questions?
You can ask directly creating a new topic at the Participation Leaders forum.
Can I request budget for these activities?
We encourage you to run these as lean as possible, but realise that sometimes there can be some costs incurred for logistics or refreshments. If your event meets the requirements laid out in the activity, there is a fund available of up to $150 USD per event. This can be used for only the following items/services:
- Locally produced stickers and/or other small items (only for an event for over 50 people)
- Food for participants for an event over than 5 hours
- Venue rental (in the case of the no other alternative)
- Travel for expert on the field (currently allowed only for Rust events)
For some activities, extra budget is available for special needs. For example, VR headsets for the WebVR Camp activity. Details will be available on the relevant activity pages.
To make the request, you will need to make a Reps budget request. If you are not a Rep, please contact a local Rep to help you. We will fast-track valid requests, which are ones that meet the requirements of the activity. For larger budget requests, it will be processed like any other Reps budget request and there is no guarantee it will be approved and even if so, whether it will be on time.
Can I request swag for these activities?
In the case you need swag you can either request it via the swag request form or produce on your own. If you are not a Rep, you can also ask a nearby Rep to file the request for you. In all cases your request will be evaluated by the bug wrangler before being approved/rejected.