Earn Your Digital Badge
Earn Your Digital Badge
What is a digital badge?
A digital badge is a visual representation of an accomplishment, achievement, or skill acquisition—in short, it's a shareable, public image that is validated and verified with evidence. A digital badge from InsideNGO allows you to showcase your knowledge, skills, and contributions to the sector. Current and future employers can better understand your skills and expertise at-a-glance when you display digital badges for your educational and experience-based achievements.
How do I earn a digital badge?
Digital badges require effort to earn, but they are easy to share! Our first digital badging opportunity was with the Certificate in USAID Assistance Management. Candidates who complete InsideNGO's Certificate in USAID Assistance Management program can showcase their digital badge certificate on email signatures and social media channels. We recently rolled out our second digital badging opportunity in conjunction with this year's nomination period for the annual Operational Excellence Awards. All award winners at our Annual Conference will be emailed a digital badge. More digital badge earning opportunities with InsideNGO will be announced soon!
How do I accept and share my digital badge?
So you've earned a digital badge with InsideNGO! Simply take the following steps to redeem your badge and share it across your social channels:
Step 1: Create an account with Credly
If you earned a badge with InsideNGO, you will receive an email from Credly, our online digital badging platform. There will be a link in that email to save & share your badge. Your first step will be to create an account with Credly. If you don't have access to that email, you can create an account with Credly here. Creating an account is simple. You can even use your LinkedIn or Facebook credentials to create your new account quickly.
Step 2: Accept & Save your badge
Once you log in to your account, you'll see earned badges on your homepage. Click on your new badge ("manage") and then click on "Accept & Save" on the left-hand sidebar.
Step 3: Share your badge far and wide!
Now that you have your badge, it's time to show it! Click on the third icon (circled third on the top in the screenshot) to share your badge on your email signature and on all your social media accounts.
We plan to create more digital badges soon, in the following categories of achievement:
- Expertise (this is the category the InsideNGO Certificate program falls into!)
...so stay tuned!