Our Community Recognitions program has been important to creating shoutouts, recognitions and rewards for the Tiller Community’s most active members and builders.
As we near the end of 2023, we have been workshopping some changes designed to improve both the Superheroes and Builders programs for 2024.
Superheroes— and many other users like you— make the Tiller experience easier, more responsive, and more successful with their generous help and guidance in this forum.
We are excited to announce a number of changes that will make the program easier to understand and more transparent.
We are moving away from the “Super Hero” paradigm, which is intrinsically connected to the forum’s trust level tooling, to a more flexible leaderboard format, aggregating points on a rolling quarterly basis based on activity that helps grow the community or helps other community members.
Starting in early January, we will offer quarterly awards to the top 20 community members on the new leaderboard. Within a calendar year, first-time “Community Leaders” will earn a free one-year Tiller subscription renewal. Subsequent quarterly awards for top-20 Community Leaders will be $50 gift cards as a token of our appreciation for your contributions to the Community. Top-20 leaders will also be added to our Beta group if they’re not already members.
Periodically, we will include Community Leaders in other benefits such as exclusive roundtables to connect live with the Tiller team and swag (mugs, sweatshirts, hats, etc).
Our most active community members play an outsize role in making the Tiller Community a welcoming place that is helpful and inspiring for Tiller customers on their journey to financial clarity. We are excited to continue to celebrate these Community Leaders who stand alongside us in living out the mission here at Tiller.
We last updated our Builder Rewards program a little over a year ago. Since then, this Community has built, documented, shared and supported 38 incredible templates and workflows available to everyone in our Google Sheets and Microsoft Excel Show & Tell categories.
The program’s goal is to encourage and recognize the generosity of community members who help us navigate our financial journeys.
You all have such important voices in this Community, so we are making an important shift within the builder-awards paradigm: we want your voices to choose the solutions that receive builder awards.
At the end of each quarter (starting April 1, 2024), we will distribute awards to the top vote-earning templates on each platform that haven’t already received an award. We are upping our Builder Awards allocation for 2024.
To qualify for award consideration, Sheets and Excel Show & Tell contributions must meet all of the following criteria:
- Address a common personal finance problem in a novel, broadly-useful, and intuitive way
- Leverage and showcase the value of the Tiller service
- Build atop Tiller-spreadsheet conventions (see the Sheets and Excel builders guides) and accommodate common user customizations.
- Include clear, concise installation and usage documentation— video is a bonus!
- Must not require scripts
We are grateful and inspired by your creativity, know-how, and generosity.
Let us know below if you have any questions… and, most importantly, remember to vote!