***Updated January 14th, 2015 – the Mission is over but the work isn’t:
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.
- ‘I Care’ – To complete this mission read and bookmark this blog announcing the missions and SCN members will receive the “CARE” badge.
- ‘I Gave’ – To complete this mission make a donation to Doctors Without Borders and SCN Members will receive the “GIVE” badge.
* 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.
- ‘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:
- Show you care – Read this blog and bookmark it (press bookmark in upper right corner of the page)
- Go to the donations page on the Doctors Without Borders website and donate
- Inspire three others to donate and have them specify your SCN user name in the comments of the donation
Community Caring Timeline
Background to Community Caring Activities:
- 2007- SAP Mentor Nigel James posts his blog: “Three Little Words – Change the World” .
Nigel James inspired our then SDN and BPX community to think about “giving and caring” as a community activity and prompts many of us to do so collaboratively.
- 2008- Nigel’s ideas help launch a program in partnership with the United Nations School Feeding Program called: Feeding Knowledge.
- 2009 – the “Food for Points” program overhauls the SCN reputation system and has everyone in the community pooling their talents to share knowledge and help school children around the world.
- 2009Ginger Gatling sets the bar even higher with the Practical Workflow for SAP, v2, (http://www.sap-press.com/products/Practical-Workflow-for-SAP-%282nd-Edition%29.html ) which inspires the many authors of the EIM book (http://www.sap-press.com/products/Enterprise-Information-Management-with-SAP.html) to donate all author proceeds to MSF
- 2011 – the program further evolves under Chip Rodgers‘ stewardship and Jeanne Carboni ‘s program management with the “Food for Education” partnership.
- 2012 – another SAP mentor Susan Keohan again galvanizes the community spirit of caring, giving and inspiring. You can see details of the evolution of community engagement with the organization: Doctor’s Without Borders in Fred Verheul ‘s blog It’s that time of the year again…and in Sue’s blog SAP Community – Together we can do so much (Helen Keller) .
- 2013 – Sue creates her own : SAP Community Challenge and folks like Bjoern GoerkeTammy Powlas and Clint Vosloo go on a mission to get further sponsorship to do fun and funny things at ASUG Annual Conference/SAPPHIRENOW 2013 and inspire others to contribute to MSF.
- 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.