There has been some recent discussions (primarily in response to Marilyn Pratt’s How to Lower Your Status in The SAP Community) about how community members view points and how actually the main interest should involve how much money is raised for the World Food Program. (Mark Finnern described SAP’s participation in the program in his Food for Points ) Like many blogs, users read it once and might have already forgotten it. I’d like to remind community members of where our priorities should lie.
What I’d like to see is the usual fundraising “thermometer” on the front page of SDN/BPX, so that members are reminded what the community is doing for this organization and to see how far we are in reaching our goal. In Mark’s blog, the goal was 3.5 million points. I have no idea how many points have currently been collected. It would be great to see how far a long we are to reaching our goal.
I know there is some concern about having a dynamic widget on the home page, so what about a small jpg that is changed every week and displays a vertical thermometer. The area could also have a link to the School Feeding program for those who wish more information
Due to the fact that the program is currently facing some difficulties, this increased awareness is even more important.
When I first had this idea, I thought about a dynamic widget that displays how much I (or my company) has contributed to this effort. I then realized that this functionality would be inappropriate – our contributions as a community rather than particular individuals should be in focus.