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This is an old version of the contribute wiki page Archived May 21st, 2015.

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Owner: Community Building Team Updated: Frequently
Whether you've been building a community for a long time or you are just getting started, these pages will help you find the information you are looking for to build vibrant, supportive communities that will have impact on your project.

I want to build a community around my project!

We're here to help. Learn more about all of the resources that are available.

I want to help create shared participation resources!

Learn more about how you can join a Working Group to collaborate with other community builders.

How to get started and find resources

There are a number of resources available to help you build a community around your project. The Community Building Team is also here to help you make use of these resources and to create additional resources that are needed by teams across the project.

Connecting New Contributors

Connecting New Contributors is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

Communication Channels

A great place to get started is to join one of these communication channels where other people involved with community building are available to help. Feel free to join one of the following and introduce yourself.


You don't need to figure everything out on your own. There are community building experts available who can create a community growth plan with you and help you connect with more contributors. If you are interested in a partnership, please reach out through the channels listed above.

Case Studies and Pilots

Finding a pathway to increase volunteer contribution can sometimes be the most difficult step. We want to make the contribution lifecycle easy to understand using best practices for pathway finding.


We have created some workshops that will help you walk through the process of designing your project for participation. These are available in a variety of formats to fit with your needs—you can interact with this through a series of short videos or you can set up an exercise for your whole team to work through this content together.


Getting visibility into the growth and health of our communities is vital to bringing more volunteers into Mozilla and to have all contributors working to support Mozilla's goals. We are building dashboards to give us this insight.

Other resources

Here are a list of links to other useful resources.

Frequently Asked Questions

We've compiled a list of some common questions about getting started with community building that may address some of the questions you have.

Working Groups

Working groups are where we create the participation resources that teams use to build communities. Each working group includes stakeholders from across the project that are interested in collaborating on a specific topic. Please feel free to join a group to help us build the resources you need.


Description: This group is focused on contribution pathways for functional and regional areas as a way to identify, qualify and onboard new volunteers.

Main Page: Contribute/Pathways

Meetings and how to join: Pathways/meetings

Meeting times and dates: See Contribute#Joint Recognition/Pathways/Education Working Groups meeting

Discussion Forum: Discussions are held on Discourse #pathwaysworkinggroup or on the CBT email listserv.

Leadership: Co-leads of the Pathways Working Group are Larissa Shapiro and Rubén Martín

Systems and Data

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Description: This group is focused on systems and data that are needed to handle the volume of potential volunteers and to provide visibility into the operations of contribution pathways.

Main Page: Contribute/Systems

Discussion Forum: Coming soon

Meetings: Systems meets on Fridays at 20:00 UTC

I want to join this meeting!

Education and Culture


Description: This group is focused on capturing and spreading information about how volunteering works and how all Mozillians can acquire new skills to have a deeper impact on the project.

Main Page: Contribute/Culture


See Contribute#Joint Recognition/Pathways/Education Working Groups meeting

Discussion Forum:



Description: This group is focused on how to recognize volunteers for their contributions in order to deepen and extend relationships.

Main Page: Contribute/Recognition


See Contribute#Joint Recognition/Pathways/Education Working Groups meeting

Discussion Forum: Coming soon


Description: This group is currently researching the following central questions:

  • How are people (new volunteers) finding us?
  • New volunteers' motivations: What do new volunteers believe their involvement with Mozilla might include?
  • Staff expectations: What do staff members believe their roles are in contributor interactions?

Main Page:

Blog Posts:

Filter: [research] -- please add this to the subject line of any emails about this working group that you send to the community building list to help people filter discussions.

Research doesn't have a regularly scheduled meeting, but feel free to reach out on the list if you want to be involved.

Discussion Forum: Coming soon


Description: This group is focused at collecting best practices for how to run effective events that help connect people to Mozilla contribution opportunities.

Main Page: Contribute/Events

Vidyo room: Coming soon...


Discussion Forum:!forum/

Joint Recognition/Pathways/Education Working Groups meeting

Contributearchive/Combined Working Group/How to Participate

Meeting Notes