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Nurture program = set of steps to achieve milestones and build status

opensource.com recognition program

  • points and badge system for members
  • shows participation
  • give out awards 
    • welcome kits with welcome card, stickers, and buttons
    • rock start kit, users earn points by commenting, writing articles, send them a t-shirt and notebook
  • badges tied to user profiles 
  • blog posts, comments show badges, documented 

Goal to nurtures / strategies

  • Second order metrics vs flat comments
  • Drive by’s or stays?
  • nurturing programs for pipelines and kpi (Key Performance Indicators) - ratings, comments , blog posts
  • decay In Ubuntu points
  • time bracket systems
  • initial touch is really important 
  • built paths by topic and skillsets to help different folks get engaged 
  • make it personal 
  • first contribution and give points and build participants
  • invite folks to community list -must ask -you can send a welcome invite to the mailing list


Moz points - be sure to devout enough hours, internationsl shipping, first few levels are non-tangibles (a hug from Roger), people like it, but are expecting "on-time"

  • other non-tangibles: high fives, additional perks, twitter shout-out, take paid things and make them free
  • deployment of the week: citation on the blog, community badge, recommended for events, speaking, etc.


Does everyone know all their community members?
mixed answers: some with physical users know all the members, others with online communities do not

Metrics for new members

  • conversion 
  • add to contributor 
  • top contributors and built a program for them
  • here's a path for you , would you like to do more guest posts

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Lots of different paths: building different "nuture" paths, building out by topics and skills

Track record in community to get permissions
Gave ability to closer bugs in the community
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Wordpress - not all staff are accountable to nurture but they are responsible to respond to comments and inquiries

Successful welcomesEdit

  • sending intitial welcome email
  • give from the community
  • new recognize new people
  • get food first (at physical events)
  • crowdrise.org --> example of honoring/welcoming people
  • ubuntu van -self funded , in person meetings
  • Ubuntu uses trello for welcome and crm for community


Does anyone give users access and privileges on the site?

  • Mozilla's get involved page
  • WordPress theme reviewers: choose featured themes for the month
  • gave access to "close bugs"  --> had to have a track record in the community already
  • Fedora comment system; comments on a post to become part of the team
  • If you get x number of points total, you get access to paid-for services
  • Considering giving discounts: report 50 bugs in a month, training discounts


For folks with bigger teams or those that get paid to nuture, does everyone on your team do "nuturing?"

  • general consensus was no; some people just don't have the skillset

"every interaction is a gift"

Suggested video: looks for animated youtube video on complex jobs and monetary compensation (can someone link this?)

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