Ways to celebrate member milestones
There is no one right way to celebrate a member milestone. It’s all dependent on your community’s culture and your budget. Here are some ideas of ways you can make your members feel special when they reach a milestone in your community.
Sending swag is a classic way to show appreciation. Just make sure you have a swag process in place.
Sending a congrats message
Sometimes a simple congrats message can go a long way when someone gets a small win. You can also consider sending an encouragement message when someone is close to reaching a milestone.
Publicly acknowledge the achievement in a community channel
Rather than let someone’s work go unnoticed, celebrate their achievements by sharing it publicly in a community channel. This is a great way for members to receive support and praise from the rest of the community. It’s also a great way to demonstrate to your community what the type of behavior that you want, which can encourage other community members to follow.
Assign the member a new Discord role
If a member has demonstrated a lot of ownership, giving them a new Discord role with additional privileges can be a great way to thank them for their work. It shows trust and allows the member to really stretch their wings and feel like a leader in the community.
Creating a spotlight for that member and post it across your socials
If you’d like this community member to get more attention (and to raise awareness for your milestone), consider creating a spotlight that you can share across all your social platforms. This form of acknowledgment can be really powerful and encourage more folks to join your community.
For something as creative as celebrate member achievements, Orbit won’t always have the ability to support your action natively. However, you can set up a webhook that you can trigger inside of Orbit. This is a great way to automate some of the work required in your manual actions. Setting up webhooks in Orbit is actually quite straightforward and simple. Learn more about how here: