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Join the Connect Summer Challenge!

  • 1.  Join the Connect Summer Challenge!

    Posted 07-08-2019 09:13

    The weather is heating up and we are excited to announce our first Connect Summer Challenge. To keep our community as engaged as possible while many of us take a break from work and enjoy this beautiful weather, we want to ensure that everyone knows how to make the most out of this Member benefit. Outlined are a few "challenges" you can participate in–many of these items are most likely things you are already doing in the community!


    For those of you who are newer to the community, this is a great opportunity to get involved and be rewarded for your engagement. For our seasoned members, this is still an opportunity for you to continue to be engaged in the community and further solidify your status in the community.


    Below you'll find 8 different activities, each assigned with a different point value. At the end of the summer, we will award three winners with a thank you gift for their support. The challenge winner will have first pick of the prizes below, with participants in second and third places choosing from the remaining items.


    Prizes include:


    $200 ASPE Education gift card (excluding conferences)

    $50 ASPE Merchandise store gift card

    $25 Amazon gift card



    Here are the challenges:


    1. Add a resource to the Library (5 points)
    2. Participate in a discussion (3 points)
    3. Start a new discussion thread (3 points)
    4. Find an unanswered thread and provide a response (5 points)
    5. Ensure your profile is filled out and up to date–be sure you have a profile picture! (1 point)
    6. Connect with 5 people in the Directory, including staff or fellow Members (3 points)
    7. Refer one of your colleagues to join the Connect Summer Connect Challenge (10 points) If you refer a colleague to join, please have them place your name in the form linked below
    8. Commit to helping host or moderate a webinar (10 points)


    The Connect Summer Challenge will begin today and run through August 30th, giving you plenty of time to tackle all 8 challenge items. To participate in this challenge, and so we can properly keep track of your engagement over the summer, please click here and fill out the form.

    We hope that you will participate and if you have any questions about how to complete any of these challenges, I'm here to help.

    Happy Summer!

    Melanie Bond
    Community Manager

  • 2.  RE: Join the Connect Summer Challenge!

    Posted 08-14-2019 11:05
    Edited by Melanie Bond 08-14-2019 12:49

    Did you miss the announcement for the Connect Summer Challenge? There is still time to sign up and take part in the competition!


    Click here to sign up for the challenge


    Below is a quick update of the current standings of our front runners… there is still time to get in the challenge and come in first place and take home the grand prize.


    First Place: @Theresa Hayden, @Nicole Parker, and @Christopher Rohan are currently tied in first with 12 points

    Second Place: @Donald Ditter and @Dennis Connelly are tied in second with 9 points

    Third Place: @Chris Haldiman is in third with 6 points


    Can't wait to see the final results on August 30th!


    Melanie Bond
    Community Manager 

  • 3.  RE: Join the Connect Summer Challenge!

    Posted 09-10-2019 15:05

    We are excited to announce the winners of the Connect Summer Challenge contest. Drumroll please…

    🥇 First Place -  @Theresa Hayden (22 points) Prize = $200 ASPE Education Gift Card*
    🥈 Second Place - @Nicole Parker (17 points) Prize = $50 ASPE Merchandise Gift Card*
    🥉 Third place - @Dennis Connelly (14 points) Prize = $25 Amazon Gift Card*

    *A member of the ASPE staff will contact the winners to award the prizes.

    Thank you to everyone that participated in the Connect Summer Challenge! ​​​

    Melanie Bond
    Higher Logic