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.
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
It takes program management superheroes to coordinate all of the moving parts in a recognition program. All participants, from entrants and judges to you and your team are on a timeline and ensuring it all gets done within that timeline is critical.
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.
On the surface, building a website to market your program may seem a daunting task. While it is certainly something you need to get right, getting the balance between utility, technical sophistication and beauty is easier than you might think.
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.