October 14, 2009 at 12:38 pm #83010
So GovLoop just launched virtual gifts. There’s a lot of standard gifts you would expect plus I added 5 customized towards GovLoop – the office party, the fancy office, boring meeting, and more.
But as always, would love to heard your ideas GovLoopers? What would make a cool GovLoop gift?
I’ll take the best 5 ideas by Thursday at noon and make them into gifts. And I’ll gift it to ya….
October 14, 2009 at 12:41 pm #83046
Michael McCarthy, APRParticipant
The “We Can Change” Change
October 14, 2009 at 1:38 pm #83044
Michael Kenneth VehParticipant
How about a box of empty pens? Better yet, make them cast off trade show pens with promos for really lame businesses or projects.
October 14, 2009 at 2:20 pm #83042
Red tape obviously…
October 14, 2009 at 5:24 pm #83040
How about a gift group leaders could give group participants who are very active in their groups. It could be a blue ribbon or trophy or the Mr. or Ms. Know-it-all Award. Obviously “know-it-all” is being used in a funny sort of way and not in a mean-spirited way.
October 14, 2009 at 6:39 pm #83038
How about a box of burned popcorn? …. It’s that which makes everyone simultaneously groan, and yet wish they had though of having popcorn. Perhaps it can be used for the “Why didn’t I think of that?” award.
October 15, 2009 at 2:51 pm #83036
An oddly shaped glass paperweight award!
We all have them…it’s for when achievement becomes generic. 😀
October 15, 2009 at 3:08 pm #83034
A line-place-holder for a congressional hearing
zip car token
5 1/4″ floppy
personal metal detector
cloak of invisibility
Al Gore’s cell number
October 15, 2009 at 3:58 pm #83032
Barbara Ann SmolkoParticipant
How about virtual versions of perks offered in the private sector that would NEVER be allowed in the public sector? Like virtual bonuses? A flight on the company jet? And, of course, as a true caffeine-soaked northwesterner, there’s nothing like a virtual venti double chocolate chip frappaccino. ; )
October 17, 2009 at 6:33 pm #83030
Burnt Popcorn – Everyone’s office enemy!
October 17, 2009 at 8:22 pm #83028
These are all awesome…will post the winners and gifts tonight/tomorrow.
October 18, 2009 at 12:06 am #83026
I think there should be virtual gifts that only you (and whomever else becomes your admins, community managers, etc.) should be able to give. You should only give them out sparingly, and only to people who do extraordinary things here on GovLoop (criteria to be determined by you). There should be some virtual gifts that appear on people’s pages that become a badge of honor, not just a fun way of building community. For example, there should be some virtual gift that you give to someone, let’s say John Doe, I go to John Doe’s page, and I see the golden GovLoop (like a lasso or something) and I immediately know that he got that because he did something VERY cool to help the GovLoop community.
October 18, 2009 at 6:32 am #83024
Think this is a great idea, maybe also combined with Kim’s idea above. That there could be several different groups of gifts — some for everyone but others only available to you and another set only for group leaders to give out, which makes those a bit special.
October 18, 2009 at 6:37 am #83022
Glass half empty, glass half full, scissors (for cutting through red tape) When you gift someone, could there also be an option to write in what it is “for” to help personalize it?
October 18, 2009 at 8:02 pm #83020
$2 for a virtual gift? That is kind of strange. I know the website needs to make money, but I was really confused. Is this a computing mistake? Do people really pay for things that no one will be able to ever touch?
October 18, 2009 at 10:31 pm #83018
Yeah. Kind of like Facebook where some gifts are free and others are paid. Not totally my decision as it’s based on the tech backbone that GovLoop is built on.
Still in an early stage and working on the kinks. Looking for ways to add more free gifts while also giving some out as rewards and other cool promotions.
October 18, 2009 at 10:40 pm #83016
Plus I added glass half full and coffee
October 26, 2009 at 1:13 pm #83014
Just getting back from a week away with no phone/email/internet access… just wanted to say, “Thanks!” for the popcorn. 🙂
December 7, 2012 at 8:33 pm #83012
Still not quite “sold” on the purchasing credits for virtual gifts. Can you earn credits by adding to the content of GovLoop, or is it “cash equivalent” only?
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