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2019 Year in Review

2019 Year in Review

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.

Award Force: Celebrating six years

Award Force: Celebrating six years

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.

6 Ways awards can drive recruitment

6 Ways awards can drive recruitment

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.

Creating security for your awards program

Creating security for your awards program

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.

9 Tips to make your awards program shine

9 Tips to make your awards program shine

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.

9 Things NOT to do at your next awards ceremony

9 Things NOT to do at your next awards ceremony

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.

Award Force: “Service” as a Service

Award Force: “Service” as a Service

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.

10 Ways Award Force will save you time

10 Ways Award Force will save you time

Award Force awards management software helps you cut down on the noise– all those extra tasks that need to be simplified and streamlined.

Winning an award

Winning an award

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.

The excellence in what we don’t see

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, what they are and how to avoid them

Spam traps, what they are and how to avoid them

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 support options

Award Force support options

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.

What is a slug?

What is a slug?

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.

Choose best-of-breed software to ensure exceptional experiences

Choose best-of-breed software to ensure exceptional experiences

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

Team Award Force supports Sea Shepherd

Team Award Force supports Sea Shepherd

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.