Incorporate virtual gaming "incentives" to increase participation in the OpenIDEO Community.
See how you stack up against fellow OpenIDEATORs by collecting badges / pins for participation in challenges, amount of engagement in the community, and contributions for specific topics.
This would translate points into badges / stamps / pins.
For setting up a profile page: you would get an "OpenIDEATOR" pin
For being a leader in a local chapter: you would get a "OpenAMBASSADOR" pin
For attending a Tweetup: you would get a "OpenIDEOSF" pin
For your first contribution of a concept or inspiration (for example in the Bone Marrow challenge: you could get a "red cross"-style pin
For every 3 contributions within one challenge: you would "move up a level" and get the next style pin
For every 5 applauses or comments to posts: you could get a "thumbs up" pin to acknowledge your participation to the community at large