***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:

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  • 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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  1. Erwin Leitner

    Hello,

    Great idea!

    Really worth to give some money.

    Strange,  I have done 2 donations but no update in my profile…. πŸ™

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

    br erwin

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    1. 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

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    1. 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

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    1. 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 πŸ™‚

      Cheers,
      Sue

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  2. Robin Brinkmann

    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!

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  3. Sourabh Jha

    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.

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  4. 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. πŸ™‚

    Regards,

    Steffi.

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  5. Kamil VeselΓ½

    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

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    1. 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

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      1. 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

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        1. Marilyn Pratt 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! 

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    1. Marilyn Pratt 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!

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    1. 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

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      1. Pratik Chandwani

        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

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        1. 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

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  6. 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).

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    1. 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

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      1. 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.

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  7. 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.

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    1. 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

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    1. Susan Keohan

      Hi Neil,

      I guess this is one process where we could really use HANA, eh?  πŸ™‚

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

      Cheers,
      Sue

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  8. 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.

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    1. 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

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    1. 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:)

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    1. 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

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    1. 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:)

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