Award Force blog
Another year has come and gone. But it feels bigger this year, and that’s because it’s also the end of the decade, and the ‘20s are upon us! Here’s a look back.
So maybe you’re building an awards program from scratch. Or, maybe you’re using an online form builder, but you keep hitting wall after wall of limitations. Here are 10 reasons why you should use Award Force.
Woot! It’s our 6th birthday at Award Force and we’re all sitting around the proverbial Slack table, slapping high-fives and throwing out all our favourite party emojis from our desks around the globe. But it’s also a time to be reflective. So what better way to celebrate six years of boot-strapped success than to look back and review what we’ve learned.
Awards aren’t just feel-good pieces of metal or widgets to be added to your website. They can also drive your recruitment, whether you’re hosting an awards program or have won an award. Here are six reasons why.
An interview with Award Force’s Technical Director Kirk Bushell to learn about how to add security to your program, and what Award Force is doing to ensure your program’s security and integrity.
When running an awards program, it’s vital that your audience trusts you, your team, your processes and – of course – the outcome. Read these tips on how to build and maintain credibility for your awards program.
Just like there’s more to winning an award than standing on a podium to rousing applause, there’s more to running an awards program than the actual award presentation.
Awards Season is here and it’s time for some always entertaining red carpet fanfare. But, if you’re an awards event planner, it’s also the perfect time to reassess what makes an awards ceremony successful and what makes it a Twitter target.
You hear it everywhere these days. SaaS, SaaS, SaaS. You probably use a handful of SaaS products every day. The term, which stands for Software as a Service, includes popular software like MailChimp, SalesForce, Google Apps, Zen Desk, and yes, Award Force, our award and grant management software.
Award Force awards management software helps you cut down on the noise– all those extra tasks that need to be simplified and streamlined.
Acknowledgment and recognition are vital human needs. Winning and losing generate strong emotional responses in us. We have evolved to want to win because historically it may have been the difference between life and death.
This cartoon by @officeguycartoons.com recently floated around the “office” at Award Force (Slack 😊). Since we are a company that develops software to help organisations recognise excellence in their field, the cartoon was both apt and thought-provoking.
Spam traps are a tool used by ISP’s to identify and track spammers. Essentially, they are an unmanned email address that alerts an ISP anytime an email lands in its inbox. If by some chance you send an email to this address, you get flagged as a spammer and you will find it extremely difficult to get any of your email delivered.
Award Force is software and a service and we want to ensure, as a client, you know about and receive the best service we can possibly provide.We have service options for every situation.
We’re not talking about your garden variety pest. In Award Force, the use of slugs is powerful, and can make life easy when it comes to program management.
Using an online form to manage your recognition program might sound like a great idea. But in reality, it means you will work harder, not smarter.
We’re often asked if Award Force has functionality to sell tickets for events. After all, awards often go hand-in-hand with a celebratory gala event. We’ve thought about it in earnest and explicitly chosen not to develop ticket sales features, with very good reason that we would like to share
If you need to accept payments for entries in your awards program, you have a few options available to you. Learn about Award Force’s payment gateways.
The Award Force team cares about helping our clients recognise excellence in their field and we can think of nothing better than when a deserving individual or organisation is given credit for their extraordinary skill and hard work.