Designed to recognize the best in a variety of community management categories, the Community Leadership Awards, recognize outstanding achievements in community and collaboration.
The Community Leadership Awards 2021 were presented virtually on Monday, December 13th. You can learn more here.
Community Champion 2021: Nick Frunzi, Chief Customer Officer, ESRI
The “Community Champion” award recognizes an outstanding community stakeholder or executive. Please provide examples of why this person is a community champion including anecdotes, screenshots, and quotes.
Community MVP 2021: Rachael Silvano, Community Operations Manager, Zapier
The “Community MVP” award recognizes excellence in community management.
Best Recognition + Reward Program 2021: Blue Prism
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 Dashboard 2021: Cloudera
A well-designed dashboard is a powerful visual advocate for your community program. Show how your community dashboard provides an impact narrative for your community program.
"Outstanding Community Dashboard" 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.
Outstanding Community Program 2021 – AAMC
Do you run regular calls? Have you created a mentoring program? We want to see what makes your new member onboarding process sticky and successful.
This award recognizes a community program that supports new member onboarding, including communications, training, mentoring, and more.
Outstanding Community Design Element 2021 – ESRI
Show off an innovative and engaging design element from your community. This could be something like a technology integration, thoughtful design around a campaign or initiative, or an interactive feature.
Recognizes a design element in an online community program that demonstrates meaningful engagement through thoughtful design. Submissions should include visuals, the goal of the element, and the outcome of the implementation.
Outstanding Community ROI 2021 – The Conference Board
Engagement is well and good but ROI is king when it comes to securing budget, engaging executives, and growing your community programs.
This award recognizes a community that has best demonstrated significant ROI for their business/organization through innovative community management practices.
Community Detective 2021 - Christine Vazquez
Who? What? When? Where? Why? You're curious and your questions help the network get to the bottom of things. Without you how would we solve community's biggest challenges? This award recognizes the member who helps source group knowledge and expertise by regularly asking the most thoughtful and meaningful questions in TheCR Network.
Community Journaler 2021 - Tammy Triplett
You check in regularly to update us on your work and progress. Your documentation helps all of us better understand what it’s like to be a community practitioner and helps us understand where notable milestones exist. Self-reflection is wisdom earned. This award recognizes the member of TheCR Network who works out loud most regularly and with the most depth.
Community Explorer 2021 - Lisa Allison
You're willing to go where no community practitioner has gone before. You walk to the end of the map of all that is known about community management and dare to take another step further. You chart new territory in the community management industry. This award recognizes the member of TheCR Network who practices curiosity out loud and inspires others to do the same.
Community Pack Leader 2021 - Tracy Maurer
You rally members around a good cause. When you speak people listen, but you also know a good leader listens and empowers a group. You are generous with your knowledge. This award recognizes the member who has consistently led the most discussions -- online, in-person, and on virtual calls -- in TheCR Network.
Community Power User 2021 - Lori Harrison-Smith
This social butterfly shows up. No matter the event, in person or online, you are busy making new friends and important connections that contribute to a thriving network. This award recognizes the most active member in TheCR Network.
Community Rookie of the Year 2021 - April Uzarski
You have less than three years of industry experience and are new to TheCR Network. You joined TheCR Network and we're all better for it. You participate generously, ask great questions, and contribute what you're learning as you go. This award recognizes a member who has fewer than three years of industry experience, is new to Network, and is a power user.