Mozilla Clubs end of year goals
Mozilla Clubs are excited to share our goals for the rest of 2016. We’ve come a long way since the program’s launch in 2015. What lies ahead for us is exciting and challenging. Below is what we will be working on and information about how you can join in the fun.
In June 2016, eight Mozilla Club leaders came together in London, UK for Mozilla’s bi-annual All Hands gathering. They participated in many conversations, one of which was a 90 minute deep dive session to identify objectives for clubs over the next six months. During the session we brainstormed topics, ideated in pairs and had a group share out. In addition to informing our goals for the rest of 2016, this session gave club leaders the opportunity to learn more about each other’s work and regional challenges.
In July, we shared the results of our deep dive session more broadly during our monthly call for club leaders and internal clubs info session. This allowed us to gather more feedback and ultimately votes on what goals we should focus on for Mozilla Clubs between now and January 2017.
Here is the list of goals that resulted, why they are important to our work how we plan to approach them.
Six Month Goals
Curate and/or create new resources for running clubs offline
- Why: We want to build and curate more web literacy curriculum that can be used without internet access so that club participants can learn offline.
- How: We will make our current offline activities and curriculum easier to locate, curate new resources and build new ones.
Connect the community through a global gathering
- Why: Club participants learn from each other and feel connected to a global community when they have the opportunity to see each other face-to-face.
- How: We will draw from event models across Mozilla like global sprints, state of the Hive and Mozilla Festival to connect club participants (virtually and/or in person) to work on challenges, share experiences and exchange knowledge.
Continue to localize content and resources
- Why: As we translate more curriculum, activities and club guides into languages other than English more people can access and learn from them.
- How: We will work with Mozilla volunteers, staff and partners to build localization into the process of content creation and start with translating current activities and creating new location-specific resources.
Reward and recognize club leaders
- Why: Club leaders need rewards and recognition for their work so that they feel empowered to grow and spread web literacy in their communities.
- How: We will recognize club leaders for their work through a formal rewards process and develop an agreement policy to create more clarity around the responsibilities of being a club leader.
Strengthen clubs as an organizing model for Mozilla campaigns
- Why: Mozilla Club participants should continue to have an active role in Mozilla campaigns like Maker Party, Copyright, Take back the Web, Encryption, etc.
- How: We will leverage club calls, office hours, the discussion forum, etc. to get input from club participants as campaigns take shape and will share campaign related activities that can be incorporated into their offerings.
Connect club participants across Mozilla
- Why: Mozilla program participants have a lot of expertise to share and they should be able to connect with each other easily and frequently.
- How: Create opportunities for community members in Clubs, Hives, Open Science and Advocacy to share work with each other, get feedback, build networks and more.
Assess club activity
- Why: It is important that we maintain an accurate and up-to-date list of active clubs so that we can provide support where it is needed most.
- How: We will identify which clubs are active by holding individual meetings, checking in via email and reviewing the club event reporter.
Join in the fun!
Here are some ways you can contribute to our work over the next six months and beyond.
- Connect with a Mozilla Club in your area. Don’t see any clubs in your area? Apply to start your own!
- Help us translate one of our web literacy activities into your preferred language.
- Use our offline activities, tell us what you think and suggest new ones.
- Join our facebook group to get updates about upcoming events and campaigns.