Architecture is much more than a building on a plot of land. It reaches beyond the necessities of shelter to strive to become a work of art and a reflection of our zeitgeist. Recognition of good work helps evolve the industry and foster credibility for new players. It can also help inspire future generations to find their own voice and learn from the giants who came before them.
Credibility is critical for every business endeavour. But it’s even more fundamental in an awards, grants or submission program where evaluating content is a central focus and where plagiarism is a threat to program credibility.
And, unfortunately, it’s easier than ever for someone to steal content that is not theirs.
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.
According to the World Health Organisation, 15% of the world population, roughly 1 billion people, live with disabilities. This is an incredibly large community of people that are easily excluded if an application does not consider them in their design.
Award Force has been designed for all types of users, and that includes people with disabilities.
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.
Attachments in Award Force are not just a paperclip on the side of an input box. They are a fully fledged power tool which gives you, your team and your program participants an exceptional experience, leaving you wondering “why doesn’t everyone handle attachments like that?”
How exactly does Award Force protect you and your participant data?
Complying with GDPR may not be relevant for you— in any case, we still encourage best-practice protection of personal data wherever you are. There are likely to be other data protection laws that do apply to your organisation.
The General Data Protection Regulation, GDPR, is Europe’s way of strengthening and unifying data protection for all individuals within the European Union. Here at Award Force, we want to offer consistent protection to citizens globally, which is why…
Attracting sponsors to your program can be an arduous process that requires dedication, positivity and planning. In this article we outline the process of preparing, finding and approaching sponsors for your program.
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.
A good call-for-entry is one of the most important parts of any program process. Check out this list of best practices to ensure yours is effective.
Etch it into your mind— 25 May 2018. This is the day the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) comes into effect and it will affect everyone, not just companies/organisations based in the European Union.
One of the key focus areas for Award Force has always been in the details. We understand that even the smallest details make all the difference to the experience you and your participants have when interacting with the Award Force software.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is an EU regulation, however it affects organisations worldwide if you are dealing with the data of EU residents.
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.