CA Technologies, The World Bank Group, Thermo Fisher Scientific among global organizations celebrated as leaders in community management.
OCTOBER 03, 2018
Boston, MA – The winners of the third annual TheCR Awards were announced Monday, October 1st, including innovative community leaders from nCino, CSA Group, Steelcase and Qualtrics. The Community Roundtable, the leading global resource for the community management industry, presented the awards at their annual conference in Boston, TheCR Connect. As the recognized leader in community management research, training and thought leadership, The Community Roundtable is uniquely qualified to evaluate and reward individual and organizational contributions to the industry.
TheCR Awards recognize excellence in community management across five categories: Outstanding Community ROI, Best Community Dashboard, Outstanding Community Change Agent, Outstanding Community Playbook and Best Recognition & Reward Program. Members of TheCR Network –the world’s premier resource for community professionals – were recognized in six individual categories. One additional award, Community MVP was awarded based on peer nominations. In total, 14 organizations and individuals were recognized for outstanding efforts in community management.
“We are lucky to have a front row seat to the amazing, innovative work that community management professionals are doing everyday,” said Rachel Happe, Co-Founder and Principal at The Community Roundtable. “These leaders in community management are changing their organizations, and showing the world how to engage their members in ways that lead to increased trust, collaboration, and innovation.”
The winners of TheCR Awards 2018 are:
TheCR Network Detective: Elena Smith, Community Manager, AECOM
“TheCR Network Detective” awards the member who helps source group knowledge and expertise by regularly asking thoughtful and meaningful questions in TheCR Network.
TheCR Network Explorer: Marjorie Anderson, Community Engagement Specialist, PMI
“TheCR Network Explorer” awards the member who charts new territory in the community management industry. They take best practices, research, and community models to experiment and advance the industry.
TheCR Network Pack Leader: Keeley Hanson Sorokti, Assistant Director / Community Strategist, Commvault
“TheCR Network Pack Leader” awards the member who consistently leads the most discussions, online, in-person, and on virtual calls, and shows leadership around a topic or initiative in TheCR Network.
TheCR Network Journaler: Sarah Mahon, TPN Enterprise Community Manager, AECOM
“TheCR Network Journaler” awards the member who works out loud the most regularly and with the most depth.
TheCR Network Power User: Peter Broadley, Manager, Community Development and Engagement, CSA Group
“TheCR Network Power User” awards the most active member in TheCR Network who contributes on a regular basis in a wide variety of ways, from sharing their expertise to supporting and encouraging other members.
TheCR Network Rookie of the Year: Oonagh McQuarrie, Massage Envy
“TheCR Network Rookie of the Year” awards a Network member who has fewer than three years of industry experience, is new to TheCR Network, and is a power user – regularly collaborating and contributing inside the Network.
Outstanding Community ROI: Premier Farnell / Element 14
The “Outstanding Community ROI” award recognizes the community that best demonstrates significant ROI for their organization/business unit through innovative community management practices.
Outstanding Community Change Agent
The “Outstanding Community Change Agent” recognizes a community program or initiative that supported the cultural transformation in a large or small way at their organization.
The Outstanding Community Change Agent was awarded in three distinct categories in 2018: Individual Change Agent, Program Change Agent and Organizational Change Agent:
Outstanding Community Change Agent – Individual: CA Technologies
Outstanding Community Change Agent – Program: Thermo Fisher Scientific
Outstanding Community Change Agent – Community: Qualtrics
Best Community Dashboard: nCino
The “Best Community Dashboard” award recognizes a community dashboard that exhibits the most impressive and engaging design, sharing metrics and measurement in an impactful way that contributes to the overall narrative of your community program. Provide examples on including screenshots, success metrics and unique features.
Best Recognition + Reward Program: Mimecast
The “Best Recognition + Reward Program” award recognizes outstanding community recognition, reward, and gamification programs that increase engagement, drive participation and contribute to the overall positive health of your community.
Outstanding Community Playbook: World Bank Group
The “Outstanding Community Playbook” award recognizes an effective community playbook in current use in a community program.
Community MVP: Lori Harrison-Smith, Enterprise Community Manager, Steelcase
The “Community MVP” award recognizes excellence in community management – including outstanding efforts, willingness to share with peers, achievements and excellent community results.
About The Community Roundtable: The Community Roundtable is the leading, global resource for the community management industry. The Community Roundtable helps organizations from Fortune 500s to start-ups and associations, recognize, define and leverage the power of their communities. Through the industry’s only comprehensive community management research, The Community Roundtable provides training, events, and consulting to help companies recognize real ROI from their community programs. TheCR Network – the world’s premier resource for community professionals, connects hundreds of community practitioners worldwide for networking, professional development and support. Learn more at communityroundtable.com