Awards for Goal Based Groups

How to Set up Awards for a Goal Based Group

Goal-based Groups are meant to keep readers on a set reading schedule.

A goal-based Group sets an amount of reading to accomplish over a given interval. An interval can be daily, weekly, monthly or the duration of the program, examples include:

Read 20 minutes per day from May 1 to August 31 -- Daily goal to read 20 minutes

Read 1 book per week from Jan 1 to December 31 -- Weekly goal to read 1 book

Read 600 minutes per month from September 1 to may 31 -- Monthly goal to read 600 minutes

Read 1800 minutes from June 1 to July 31 -- Duration of program goal to read a total of 1800 minutes

Awards trigger when a reader successfully reaches a reading goal for a percentage of the total intervals throughout the program.

The intervals are set to keep readers on track.

Example 1:  Goal is to read 1800 minutes between June 1 and July 31, 2020.  

In this scenario, the readers can read at any pace they would like and still receive the 100% award as long as they complete the 1800 minutes by the end of the program.


Example 2:  Read 100 minutes per week between June 1 and August 31, 2020.

In this scenario, you are asking your readers to read 100 minutes, 12 times. The readers will have read an accumulative of 1200 minutes by the end of the program. The 100% award will only be given if they logged their correct 100 minutes each week. Therefore, you cannot read all 1200 minutes the last week of the program and still receive the award. They will receive the goal for reading that week, but will not receive the completion award, even if they went over the required amount for that week.

Example2: Goal is to read 20 minutes a day between June 1 and July 30, 2020.

Here we have a scenario that is requiring readers to read 20 minutes, 60 times over 60 days. For this goal to be completed, the readers must read 20 minutes perday, every day during the program.

To access the awards, you will need to:

1.      Click on the “Programs” button on the left side.

a.      Select the Program you want to work with.

b.      Select the Group for which you want to edit awards.

2.      Click on the purple plus sign, located on the right side of your group name.

a.      This will open the edit tools for the Group.

3.      Click the yellow “Awards” button.

a.      The list of awards will appear in a pop-up.

4.      Click the pencil icon to access editing options.

a.      From here you will be able to hide or show different awards, as well as edit the description, award level, and image.

Adding your own image to the awards:

The images work best if they are between 215 to 250 pixels in a square. The file type PNG works best, but a JPEG works well too.


To preview what the award will look like to your readers:

From the list of awards looking on the right side under “Actions” you will see an eye icon. Simply click that and it will generate a preview of the award exactly as your participants will see it.