Join Mozilla beta. Help us test and refine.
March 12, 2011 § 12 Comments
Building on months of planning and discussion, we released a beta version of the Join Mozilla supporter’s program today. This will give us a chance to test the program and gather feedback in English and German before launching the full program in Q2 2011.
Join Mozilla is for enthusiastic Firefox users: people who want to support Mozilla’s mission in a simple way. The program will help these people keep up to date on what’s happening at Mozilla and learn about our big picture vision for the web. It also includes a $5 donation component: this will help Mozilla make more grants to innovative web projects like the ones emerging through Mozilla Drumbeat.
This beta release includes only the core elements of the program: a call to action page; a t-shirt that lets people show their support for Mozilla; a thank you page with the ability to share with your social network; and a follow-up email to new supporters. In addition to testing out these elements during the beta, the Join Mozilla team is also working on a monthly newsletter, a meet up series and additional engagement elements for the program. Spanish and Portuguese localizations are also in the works. This period of program testing and build out will last for 6-8 weeks.
During this beta period, we plan to gather feedback and increase community involvement in rolling out Join Mozilla. We need help refining the concept to work in different countries, creating web content that will be interesting to our new supporters and developing a ground game of meet ups and outreach. We’ve improved the Join Mozilla project wiki and set up a forum for community members who want to get involved. Thanks to the many of you who are already involved.
As I wrote a few weeks back, I’m personally committed to growing the Mozilla community and increasing the number and diversity of active contributors. We also need a way for millions of enthusiastic Firefox users to simply express their support for our work. While I expect it will go through many iterations, I am hopeful that Join Mozilla will provide this.