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I Care, I Gave, I Inspired

***Updated January 14th, 2015 – the Mission is over but the work isn’t:

see: Thanks for Caring, Giving and Inspiring in Support of Doctors Without Borders / Medicins Sans Frontieres

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Three New SCN Missions in Support of MSF – I Care, I Gave, I Inspired

This year, 2014 , we launched a set of  three new missions here on SCN in support of the Doctors Without Borders / Medicins Sans Frontieres program.

This SCN-wide challenge is aimed at increasing the awareness and donation for this global effort.

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  • ‘I Care’ – To complete this mission read and bookmark this blog announcing the missions and SCN members will receive the “CARE” badge.

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* To donate go to the Doctors Without Borders SAP Community Donation Page and be sure to put the url to your own SCN profile in the donation comments.  In addition, if you are making a donation on behalf of another SCN Member please specify the url to their SCN user name in addition to your own in the comments.

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  • ‘I Inspired’ –  To complete this mission, SCN members need to perform an activity that will inspire 3 or more people to donate money to DWB/MSF.

*More details in SAP Mentor Sue Keohan’s document and those completing this mission will receive the “INSPIRE” badge.

Call to Action:

Community Caring Timeline

Background to Community Caring Activities:

Both Sue and Fred acknowledge the giving initiatives of folks like Craig Cmehil, Jocelyn Dart, Alan Rickayzen and Ginger Gatling and their personal marathons to support the organization:

MSF (Doctors Without Borders)

  • 2014 – Sue helps spearhead this three new missions on SCN and creates an additional community challenge to inspire others to participate.   See details in Sue Keohan’s document.

A Sample of Donation Screen With Inspiration Documented in Comments

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      Author's profile photo Erwin Leitner
      Erwin Leitner

      Hello,

      Great idea!

      Really worth to give some money.

      Strange,  I have done 2 donations but no update in my profile.... 🙁

      I have written to asscoiation, hopefully I will get an answer.

      br erwin

      Author's profile photo Susan Keohan
      Susan Keohan

      Hi Erwin,

      Please don't worry.  The process of recording donations and then assigning badges is kind of manual.  Maria Nicolaou and Jason Cao have this well in hand.
      It's because there is no automagic linkage between the MSF fundraising site and SCN, so we rely on our trusty community people to assign the badges.

      Again, thanks for your donation, and I know your badges will show up.

      Sue

      Author's profile photo Jie Bai
      Jie Bai

      I finished the donation.But forgot to add the profile URL into some of them.
      I also checked my story: Doctors Without Borders/Plan a Fundraiser " but also
      didn't find the place to update it.

      Will anyone help me on it?

      Br

      Jie Bai

      Author's profile photo Susan Keohan
      Susan Keohan

      Hi Jie,

      I've checked the Donation page, and you will receive a badge - it just takes time.

      Please don't worry about it, we'll make sure you get the badge.   Thank you for your support!

      Meanwhile, pass it on!
      Cheers,
      Sue

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      One of the excellent initiative by SAP AG ..:)
      Keep rocking ..

      Author's profile photo Susan Keohan
      Susan Keohan

      Hi Kiran,

      This *is* an excellent initiative but it's not sponsored by SAP AG (unfortunately).

      This is a community-based effort!  So feel free to spread the word 🙂

      Cheers,
      Sue

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Susan,

      Thanks for correction.. I will spread a word in communities... 🙂

      Once again thank you..

      Regards

      Kiran Nimmagadda

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Really like this initiative and it shows what more you can do with a community of professional than exchanging on business.

      Also a great way to utilize gamification!

      Author's profile photo Susan Keohan
      Susan Keohan

      Feel free to follow the action on the Epic Birthday Smackdown, which is also taking place - mostly on Twitter but also here on SCN.

      The Epic Birthday Smackdown for Doctors Without Borders (#SCNEBS)

      Or join in the fun yourself by entering the #sapcc (SAP Community Challenge) and see what your donations can *inspire*!!

      Cheers,
      Sue

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi,

      Everyone should support the noble cause. I am glad to see many peps around has been included here.

      Regards,

      Waqar

      Author's profile photo Matthias Wild
      Matthias Wild

      Great initiative. Count me in!

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      thanks for the wonderful initiative, I have donated in memory of my mother Late Dr. Sushma Jha, although I forgot to add my profile url in the comments section, I have now added my name in the comments section as advised by Jason Cao . Hopefully, in two weeks time, my badge will reflect on my profile.

      Author's profile photo Steffi Warnecke
      Steffi Warnecke

      Hello Marilyn,

      I just wanted to point out, that the links in the mission statements for the badges aren't working anymore.

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      The Url of this blog changed (the date in it) and now the blog can't be reached from the badge-infos, because it's pointing to the old url. 🙂

      Regards,

      Steffi.

      Author's profile photo Susan Keohan
      Susan Keohan

      Hi Steffi,

      Thanks for pointing this out.  I have modified any blogs (that I can recall 😛 ) to point to the updated URL. 

      http://scn.sap.com/community/about/blog/2014/08/06/i-care-i-gave-i-inspire

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      FYI it is still broken today. If navigating from "Your Profile" -> Reputation -> Missions it points to the http://scn.sap.com/community/about/blog/2014/05/20/i-care-i-gave-i-inspire

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      Author's profile photo Jose Luis Carbajo
      Jose Luis Carbajo

      great initiative

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Very nice challenge!

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Excelente iniciativa! Parabéns!!

      Author's profile photo Hasan Akdeniz
      Hasan Akdeniz

      Hi,

      great Idea!

      Congrats

      Author's profile photo GURURAJ KULKARNI
      GURURAJ KULKARNI

      Nice initiative Susan Keohan. 🙂

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Good Initiative...

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Stop sickness 😉

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Good Thoughts !!!!.Im inspired .....

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hello Marilyn,

      I would like to ask about Give badge from the SCN missions. I gave couple of weeks ago, but no basge received yet. My donation is now visible on the second page of donations somewhere in the middle. The issue could be I can't see the address to my profile under the donation. Can you help me with this? Thanks a lot.

      Kind regards

      Kamil Veselý

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      I did not receive my Give badge although I donated long back

      Author's profile photo Erwin Leitner
      Erwin Leitner

      Hello,

      In my case it also lasted a good time of period.

      A few weeks I as far as I remember.

      all the best Erwin

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hello...

      May I ask if my "I Gave" badge will come? I don´t know if I did everything correctly...

      Thank you very much...

      Author's profile photo Erwin Leitner
      Erwin Leitner

      Hello,

      Yes, if you have entered your profil  link from SCN, they have to know to whom the donation belongs.

      Then some patient is asked. 😎

      all the best Erwin

      Author's profile photo Susan Keohan
      Susan Keohan

      Hi Carlos (and thank you for the positive reinforcement Erwin)

      It's true, it does take some time for the Badge Elves to craft these.  Because the donations take place in an external system (the Doctors Without Borders fundraising site) and the badges are built and assigned in SCN - there are manual steps involved.

      Please do be patient!  The Badge Elves are working very hard to keep up with the community!

      Regards,

      Sue

      Author's profile photo Marilyn Pratt
      Marilyn Pratt
      Blog Post Author

      Thank you Sue for responding to everyone with the request for patience.  The rewarding of the badges is indeed a manual process and batched.

      And thank you all for your generosity and participation! 

      Author's profile photo Oliver Storck
      Oliver Storck

      Nice initiative.

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Every thing that can inspire and gain..spreading the message for good cause..

      Author's profile photo Neil Murphy
      Neil Murphy

      For a great cause.

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hello Marilyn,

      I donated a few weeks ago and I am wondering what the time line for issuing the "Give" badge.

      Regards,

      Nik.

      Author's profile photo Marilyn Pratt
      Marilyn Pratt
      Blog Post Author

      It's a manual process and the badges are batched.  cc. Maria Nicolaou Jason Cao .  Sorry for the wait but thanks for the participation Nik!

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Marylin,

      Thank you for your reply. 🙂

      Nik.

      Author's profile photo Miroslav Edward Benes
      Miroslav Edward Benes

      Great initiative and nice challenge. I've donated a few moments ago. 😎

      Author's profile photo Marilyn Pratt
      Marilyn Pratt
      Blog Post Author

      Thanks Miroslav Edward Benes . It's wonderful seeing the thermometer warm up as the donations grow.

      The work of MSF is so very timely to many of us reading about epidemics and international crisis.

      Grateful to people around the globe for supporting!

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hello,

      Great initiative! I've donated but missed to mention my link at the donation comments.

      Please use my profile link:

      Profile link : http://scn.sap.com/people/wisemen_pratik

      Thanks,

      Pratik

      Author's profile photo Susan Keohan
      Susan Keohan

      Hi Pratik,

      I've sent a note to our Badge Elves.  As Marilyn has said, it does take time (it's a batch process) but I am sure your badge will show up.

      Thanks for your support!
      Sue

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Dear Susan Keohan,

      Its been a month Since I donated, but I haven't received my 'I Gave' Batch. Can you please check? I'm waiting for my 'I Gave' batch in order move forward with 'I Inspire'.

      Thanks,

      Pratik

      Author's profile photo Susan Keohan
      Susan Keohan

      Hi Pratik,

      I have asked the Badge Elves to send your name in with the next batch, but don't let that hold you back!  You can always proceed with your 'I Inspire' badge - in fact, I encourage you to do so!

      Thanks

      Sue

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      I got the badge. Thank you  Susan Keohan 🙂 !

      Dear SRIKANTH RATNAM ,  Anudeep Kumar Vummadisetty ,  Virinchy P

      I inspire you to donate for this noble cause. Click the link and donate - Doctors Without Borders/Plan a Fundraiser

      Regards,

      Pratik

      Author's profile photo SRIKANTH RATNAM
      SRIKANTH RATNAM

      Hey http://scn.sap.com/people/wisemen_pratik ,

      Thank you for nominating me. I have done my donation! All the best 🙂

      Sri


      Author's profile photo Virinchy P
      Virinchy P

      Hey Pratik, great initiative. I have donated my part. 😆

      Thank you

      Author's profile photo Arpitha A Shetty
      Arpitha A Shetty

      Good info

      Author's profile photo Tharun Kumar K C
      Tharun Kumar K C

      Great Efforts!!

      Author's profile photo SAP SD S G S
      SAP SD S G S

      Very good initiative..

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Very Nice...

      Author's profile photo Subbarao Narnei
      Subbarao Narnei

      Very good activity, initiated by Sue Keohan’s document .

      I really Like it.

      Author's profile photo Anthony Poltera
      Anthony Poltera

      I don't see the awarding of the various badges...

      Author's profile photo Matt Fraser
      Matt Fraser

      Ok, better late than never, I have finally made my contribution. Am I correct in assuming that the link to the profile went into the "Message to fundraiser" box while making the donation, and not the page comments? That latter seems to require a Facebook login, which I can't do from the office (and am averse to using in general anyway).

      Author's profile photo Susan Keohan
      Susan Keohan

      Matt, thank you for your donation.  As you may have read from the earlier comments, it is a batch process, but I am sure the Badge Elves will make sure to include you in the next batch.

      Cheers,
      Sue

      Author's profile photo Matt Fraser
      Matt Fraser

      Oh yeah, I'm familiar with that, and not worried about it. Supporting the many efforts by MSF is the key thing, especially now when so much help is needed and so few are willing to go.

      Author's profile photo Srinu S
      Srinu S

      Marilyn Pratt This is very good initiative, have donated and i tried to past  my user profile but am not sure whether i followed the right procedure to complete this, please check if am missing any thing i did not receive badge yet.

      thanks,

      Srinu.

      Author's profile photo Marilyn Pratt
      Marilyn Pratt
      Blog Post Author

      Srinu thank you the badge update is batched so it takes a bit of time! Your patience please

      Author's profile photo Vijay Kumar Kalluri
      Vijay Kumar Kalluri

      Susan and Marilyn,

      it is very important to save the life  I donated for this event inspired by:

      Thank you so much both of you.Marilyn Pratt  and  Susan Keohan

      Vijay Kalluri.gif

      How I will receive the 'I Gave’ Badge?


      Thank you


      Vijay Kalluri

      Author's profile photo Susan Keohan
      Susan Keohan

      Hi Vijay,

      Thank you for your generous donation!  As has been mentioned many times in the threads to this blog, the Badge Elves work on a batch process - so it may take 2 weeks.  Please do be patient - you will receive your 'I Gave' Badge!

      Regards,

      Sue

      Author's profile photo Vijay Kumar Kalluri
      Vijay Kumar Kalluri

      Thanks for your reply...

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Great initiative 🙂 Thanks...

      I am very much IN 🙂

      Author's profile photo Muhammad Umar
      Muhammad Umar

      Nice Information

      Author's profile photo Tarun Nangia
      Tarun Nangia

      great initiative

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Good initiative!!!

      Author's profile photo Neil Murphy
      Neil Murphy

      Hi Susan Keohan,

      It's nearly 2 months since I donated but I haven't received the 'I Gave' badge. Could you please check this?

      Cheers,

      Neil

      Author's profile photo Susan Keohan
      Susan Keohan

      Hi Neil,

      I guess this is one process where we could really use HANA, eh?  🙂

      I've sent a note to the Badge Elves and I am sure they are working on your badge ASAP.

      Cheers,
      Sue

      Author's profile photo Patrick Perrier
      Patrick Perrier

      Hi Susan Keohan

      Same for me.  My donation was made back in October.  I can see people who obtained the badge already and made a donation after me.

      Thanks!

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi.

      I never got my "I Gave" badge... It doesn´t really matter, but...

      Kind regards.

      Author's profile photo swati gawade
      swati gawade

      a very nice initiative 🙂 good luck

      Author's profile photo Bruce Hartley
      Bruce Hartley

      Susan;

      I'm not sure how often "the list" gets processed - I finally figured out last night where to put the comment, but that doesn't seem to have helped either.  Well at least they got a good number of donations from me and I'm very happy to support this cause.

      One might think this is no big deal for the doctors - but imagine putting yourself on the firing line so to speak for Ebola and what just happened here in the USA this past 2 months and our donations may have helped to prevent this from spreading further.

      Author's profile photo Susan Keohan
      Susan Keohan

      Hi Bruce,

      I am sure Caroleigh Deneen will get you your badge in short order...Typically this takes up to 2 weeks.

      I am gratified to read what you have said about Doctors Without Borders - I have admired them for so long, and now to see them putting their lives at risk (AGAIN) to fight Ebola - well it's kind of overwhelming to imagine.  It really puts our efforts in perspective - that it's not just about our badges (although we love them!) but it's about stopping disease and saving lives that really matters.

      Thank you for your generous donation!
      Sue

      Author's profile photo Marilyn Pratt
      Marilyn Pratt
      Blog Post Author

      Added thanks and yes Caroleigh Deneen will make sure to get you your badge.  Manual process. The support and interest is wonderful!

      Author's profile photo Caroleigh Deneen
      Caroleigh Deneen

      Yes, will do this afternoon:) Many thanks!!!

      Author's profile photo Caroleigh Deneen
      Caroleigh Deneen

      Just uploaded these through 7PM EST today. Nice surge in the last couple days! Many thanks to all who inspired and gave.

      Author's profile photo Caroleigh Deneen
      Caroleigh Deneen

      You should see your badge now. Many thanks for your contribution.

      Author's profile photo Patrick Perrier
      Patrick Perrier

      Hi Caroleigh Deneen

      Great initiative indeed!

      My contribution was made on Oct 2nd but unfortunately I can't see the badge.

      Thanks.

      Author's profile photo Caroleigh Deneen
      Caroleigh Deneen

      Your badge has been uploaded. Many thanks for your contribution:)

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Marylin,

      I have "Donated" and "Inspired" some months ago and still do not seem to have received my badge(s).

      Regards,

      Nik.

      Author's profile photo Caroleigh Deneen
      Caroleigh Deneen

      I gave has been uploaded. Thank you for your contribution! I could confirm one I Inspired through the report I have access too, which was by Oscar Diaz. Can you let us know if there are others and I can confirm. Sometimes the inspired designation is not that clear:)

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Caroleigh,

      Thank you for your reply.

      Nik.

      Author's profile photo Hari Srinivasa Reddy
      Hari Srinivasa Reddy

      Hi Marilyn Pratt

      I gave a donation and forgot to put my SCN profile link in the comments section. I got an email from SCN Community.

      Should I get the Badge and Points?

      With regards,

      Hari

      Author's profile photo Marilyn Pratt
      Marilyn Pratt
      Blog Post Author

      I'll call that to the attention of Caroleigh Deneen . Thanks for alerting me Hari and thanks for participating!

      Author's profile photo Caroleigh Deneen
      Caroleigh Deneen

      Thank you for your contribution,  your badge has been uploaded.

      Author's profile photo Hari Srinivasa Reddy
      Hari Srinivasa Reddy

      Thanks Caroleigh. Very much appreciated.

      Author's profile photo Paul Bakker
      Paul Bakker

      I would like to donate but I'm not prepared to enter my Credit Card details. Is PayPal not an option?

      cheers

      Paul

      Author's profile photo Susan Keohan
      Susan Keohan

      Hi Paul,

      I tried to add a link to Paypal but the MSF fundraising site wasn't very friendly about that.  I am sure you can donate via Paypal and put a note in that it is to be applied to the SAP Community Network Fundraiser - or at least I hope so.

      And I am really excited that your company has stepped it up and made MSF its' designated charity this year.  Kudos to you and Hanabai Technology!

      Sue

      Author's profile photo Rajkumar Narasimman
      Rajkumar Narasimman

      Hi Susan Keohan,

      I have "Donated" week before and still I didn't find the badge in my profile.

      Regards

      Rajkumar Narasimman

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      It usualy takes more time then one week. I think I have waited more then one month, but then I got the badge without any problem. So be patient.

      Author's profile photo Caroleigh Deneen
      Caroleigh Deneen

      Hello there, thank you for your contribution. I was out of the office last week, back today. Should be able to get caught up on the uploads today. Thank you for your patience:)

      Author's profile photo Rajkumar Narasimman
      Rajkumar Narasimman

      Thank you..... I got the batch.. 🙂

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Very Nice. Helpful information.

      Thanks for sharing.

      Author's profile photo bernardand andrews
      bernardand andrews

      Thanks for making this readily available especially for new users...