[CBT] A letter that gives students credit for contribution- will this help you?

Janet Swisher jswisher at mozilla.com
Wed Jun 5 13:04:02 PDT 2013

Wonderful! Thanks, Dia!

Would you mind putting this in the wiki, so that it is easier to 
retrieve than in email archives?


On 6/5/13 2:00 PM, Dia Bondi wrote:
> Hi Community Builders,
> Last quarter a contributor came to the People Team enthusiastic and 
> ready to jump in.  She found a meaningful project within our function 
> and was off and running.  Not long after we onboarded her she asked if 
> she could earn University units by having me document and vouch for 
> her contribution of 90 hours in a 3 month period.  Problem was...there 
> was so much language in the verification letter from her U, that I 
> couldn't just say yes. (works like, /internship/ and /work /etc- all 
> no-no's from a legal perspective).
> So, what did we do?  We got to YES by reaching directly into the 
> University and co-creating a "contributor" letter that works for 
> everyone.  And, lucky for us, that helped us create the attached 
> document.  A boilerplate letter we can all use to engage student 
> contributors and give them the opportunity to earn units for their 
> volunteer hours in the Mozilla Project.
> What does this mean to you and the project?  Connect with campuses in 
> your area as a direct funnel for contributors and do it all in 
> "compliance".
> Hope this helps you in your getting to YES with student contributors 
> who want to get those hours to count on campus.
> /*Dia Bondi
> *Head of Knowledge Cultivation
> Community Steward, People Team
> @diabondia      IRC: #thejudge
> 707-480-2535
> /
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Janet Swisher <mailto:jREMOVEswisher at mozilla.com>
Mozilla Developer Network <https://developer.mozilla.org>
Developer Engagement Community Organizer
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