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How to create and publish leaderboards

A leaderboard is a public ranking of the supporters who have taken actions towards achieving your nation’s goals.

Use leaderboards to identify and empower leaders in your community. Find your top recruiters and contributors. Display leaderboards on your website and acknowledge the supporters who are making the most valuable contributions to your organization.

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Create a leaderboard

To create a new leaderboard:

1. Go to People > More > Leaderboards

2. Select New leaderboard

3. Select the type of leaderboard you wish to create from the dropdown menu. 

4. You can exclude groups of profiles from being included on your leaderboard. For example, you may want a leaderboard to track the most recruited donations, but you don’t want your Development Director included. Select the population you want include from the Include dropdown.

Name Profiles included
Supporters All profiles in your nation
Volunteers All volunteers in your nation
Point people All control panel users; This includes point people who do not have profiles assigned to them
Supporters, no point people All profiles in your nation, excluding control panel users 


5. Leaderboards can be published on your website. Use the Status dropdown to select the publication status of your leaderboard. These statuses are the same available for webpages.

6. Enter a name for you leaderboard. 

7. Enter a goal. When a goal exists, a progress bar will appear above the leaderboard in the control panel, as well as your website. Leave this text box empty if you do not want to use a goal.

8. Select how many supporters you want featured on the leaderboard. Enter a number from 1-10. 

9. You can choose to measure activities that only take place on a specific website page. For example, if you want to measure the most recruited donors from a specific donation landing page, you can select that page here.

Select a page by entering the page slug.

10. You can select to have your leaderboard measure activities that take place during a specific time frame. You can choose a shifting time period, like the last two weeks or the last day, or you can choose a start and end date.

For a shifting time period, select your time frame from the dropdown menu.

To select dates click inside the Start at text box. A pop up calendar will appear. Select a date to start your leaderboard.

Start at

Click inside the End at text box. A second pop up calendar will appear. Select the end date for your leaderboard.

If you have chosen dates you must select a timezone. This will tell the leaderboard when to begin and end counting actions based on your nation’s time zone.

11. Click Save leaderboard. Your leaderboard will be saved and accessible at People > Leaderboards > Active

Leaderboards active

To edit or view your leaderboard click on Edit icon. Delete your leaderboard by clicking on Trash icon. Click on “Top 10” to view your leaderboard. 

All inactive leaderboards will be viewable under People > Leaderboards > Old. A leaderboard becomes inactive when your chosen time frame expires.

Types of leaderboards

Each type measures a different action taken by your supporters. There are 20 actions to choose from:

Type Action measured
Most Comments How many comments a person has left on your website. 
Most Contacts How many contacts logged by a control panel user.
Most Donations How many donations made by a person.
Most Earned Social Capital Amount of social capital earned by a person. Use social capital to measure actions that are not represented in the default leaderboard types. 
Most Emails Sent How many emails are sent by a person to one of your broadcasters. 
Most Followers How many followers a person has acquired in your nation. 
Most Recruited Donations How many donations recruited by a person. 
Most Recruited Donors How many donors recruited by a person. 
Most Recruited Endorsements How many endorsements recruited by a person on your website’s endorsement page. 
Most Recruited Feedback How many feedback posts recruited by a person to your website’s feedback page by a person. 
Most Recruited Pledgers How many pledgers recruited by a person to your nation. 
Most Recruited Pledges How many pledges recruited by a person to your nation. 
Most Recruited RSVPs How many RSVPs recruited by a person to your nation. 
Most Recruited Signatures How many petition signatures recruited by a person on your website’s petition page. 
Most Recruited Signups How many signups recruited by a person to you nation. 
Most Recruited Suggestions How many suggestions recruited by a person to your website’s suggestion page. 
Most Recruited Survey Responses How many survey responses recruited by a person to your nation.
Most Recruited Volunteers How many volunteers recruited by a person to your nation. 
Most Spent Social Capital How much social capital spent by a person. 
Most Tweets How many times a person has either “@” mentioned your broadcaster or tweeted a link to your website. 

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Display your leaderboard

Leaderboards are key tools to motivate and validate your star supporters. Publishing leaderboards on your website is the best way to encourage these supporters. Select the leaderboards to publish and give your supporters the motivation to get in one of the top ten spots. 

Create a leaderboard page

To publish a leaderboard on your website you must first create a leaderboard page.

1. From the Website section click +New page.

2. Enter a page name and slug (will populate with name, you can edit it if you like). 

Leaderboard page type

3. Select the Leaderboard page type from the list. 

4. Click Create Page Create page


Leaderboard Settings

1. Go to your new page > Leaderboard settings > Leaderboards.

2. Select the leaderboard you want to display from the dropdown menu. You may add more than one leaderboard to your page. Only active leaderboards will be available. You may not add a leaderboard more than once.

3. Click Add leaderboard Add leaderboard. Added leaderboards will be visible on your public website. Please note, leaderboard information is put in the queue to be updated in your Nation every other even hour (i.e. 12am, 2am, 4am, etc.).

Click Edit icon to edit your leaderboard. Click Trash icon to delete the leaderboard from the website page. The leaderboard will still be available in your control panel.

Public facing leaderboard


If you publish more than one leaderboard you may change the display order of your leaderboards using the drag and drop function.

Drag and drop function

Leaderboards and virtual currency

A leaderboard is the best way to view the impact of virtual currency in your nation. To have leaderboards that accurately show the effect of social capital on your nation, award capital to actions you think are most helpful. Use the leaderboard types: Most Earned Social Capital and Most Spent Social Capital. These two leaderboards will provide a snapshot of who is contributing to, or detracting from, your nation.

To set up a virtual currency leaderboard:

1. Review how much capital is awarded for the actions you want to encourage or deter. Go to Settings > Defaults > Social capital. More information on how to configure your social capital here.

Most Earned Social Capital

2. Create a leaderboard using either the “Most Earned Social Capital” or “Most Spent Social Capital.”

3. Use the leaderboard to gamify your organization’s goals. Publish the leaderboard on your website and share the board with your supporters. Encourage them to take more actions to earn more social capital and get a spot on the leaderboard. 

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