This wiki page is dedicated to participation mentors - community members that want to help and increase the number of participants involved in their projects.
Here you can find workshops that should help designing your project of participation
List of dashboard dedicated into the growth and health of the communities
Videos created by community leaders for community leaders
- Designing for Participation
- How to work with community
- How To Work With 3 Types of Mozilla Volunteers
- Tips for Mozilla community mentoring, from the pros
- Get Involved 2, interview with contributors
- Get Involved 3, tips for getting involved
Facilitate your own event
Instructions on how to facilitate your own event in a Mozilla office.
Playbooks to organize your event
At the Participation Team we created these document to compile our learnings organizing events. These are documents on constant evolution process, but we reccomend that you take a look and use it to organize your event. Let us know your feedback.
The following links are a mix of Mozilla-specific and general open source community building material.
Community Survey by David Eaves on several dimensions of contribution
- Community Event Planning by Christie Koehler, Sherri Montgomery and Audrey Eschright
- The Art of Community by Jono Bacon
- Producing Open Source Software by Karl Fogel
- Effective mentoring programs by Dave Neary
- Diversity in practice: How the Boston Python User Group grew to 1700 people and over 15% women by Asheesh Laroia and Jessica McKellar
- Building Successful Online Communities: Evidence-Based Social Design by Robert E. Kraut and Paul Resnick; available online as PDF draft chapters
- Volunteer Management Resource Center from idealist.org
- Collective Action Toolkit from frog
- How To Put Free Software Experience On Your Resumé
- Buzzing Communities: How to build bigger, better, more active online communities by Richard Millington.
- Building Web Reputation Systems by Randy Farmer and Bryce Glass.
- Cultivating Communities of Practice: A guide to managing knowledge by Etienne Wenger, Richard McDermott, and William Snyder.
- The Online Community Guide, blog by Richard Millington.
- A Preliminary Study of the Effects of Barnstars on Wikipedia Editing; found that number of edits goes down after an editor gets a barnstar, but eventually recovers to the level before the barnstar.
- Understanding and Supporting the Choice of an Appropriate Task to Start With In Open Source Software Communities by Igor Steinmacher, Tayana Uchoa Conte, and Marco Aurelio Gerosa.