Aspiration is Capital-"F" Friends with Mozilla Service Week!

Aspiration is delighted to be working with Mozilla on Mozilla Service Week, taking place September 14-21, 2009.

We'll be hosting trainings at the San Francisco Nonprofit Technology Center to train other nonprofits on essential online strategy and data security topics.

The driving force behind Mozilla Service Week is the strong belief that everyone should know how to use the Internet, have easy access to it, and have a great experience when they’re online. You can have a hand in helping organizations and people all over the world experience the joy of using the Web too!

Here’s how to help:

  • Choose from a list of service opportunities: Search the Mozilla Service Week partner sites (Idealist & betterplace.org) for a volunteer opportunity near you or anywhere around the world! The site is now available in Spanish, Italian, French and German as well.
  • Take part in “Earth Day for the Web”: Mozilla has partnered with OneWebDay on September 22nd, which aims to celebrate and preserve the Web as an important commons accessible to everyone. This year’s theme is “Digital Inclusion” and there will be local service events that you can join!
  • Create your own: Reach out to a local school, organization or people near you to find out what sort of technology help they need. Here are some examples:
    • William Reynolds of the University of Virginia is going to teach his student council how to use social media to better communicate with students.
    • Tim Hogan and The Royal OrderM design firm are helping the Tutor/Mentor Connection in Chicago rearchitect and redesign their current site.
    • William D. of the UK is creating a guide on how the Internet can benefit people of different age groups, different career paths and different levels of technical knowledge.
  • Follow the lead: If you need an idea of how to help Mozilla is providing a series of simple activities that can help make the Web better. First up is an “Internet Health Check” with easy steps on how to keep people safe on the Web. They’ll roll out more in the coming weeks!

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