Lessons from The NEW Community Manager Handbook is a limited-run podcast series, featuring the 21 community leaders showcased in the Handbook in conversation with Anne Mbugua.
Episode Two features April Uzarski, Associate Director, Tech Community at Xandr on community gamification. She and Anne discuss how the Girl Scouts got gamification right, how even a simple gamification and rewards program can make a big impact, and how they reward their community members.
Listen to Community Gamification with April Uzarski
About April Uzarski
April is a results-oriented community professional. She has a history of delivering engaging and inclusive programming to drive community adoption and retention. A passionate people manager, April is focused on career growth and optimizing team operations. She is equipped with solid communication skills that successfully span the C-Suite to junior employees. April has comprehensive experience working across departments to deliver key business results, and growing the team’s ROI YoY. She is enthusiastic, creative, and eager to learn. April has previously shared her community expertise at events like TheCR Connect, and with peers in TheCR Network.
About The NEW Community Manager Handbook
The NEW Community Manager Handbook features 21 profiles of community leaders sharing advice and ideas on everything from accessibility, hiring, strategy, gamification, engagement, technology, and more. Each profile is paired with research from the State of Community Management reports and includes tactical advice for implementing what you’ve learned.
You can find more resources for developing and managing a community gamification program here.