Recognition for achievement is often made by a person or organization who has made a first-hand observation about the recipient's worthiness. We believe that a testimonial -- a personal statement about why someone deserves the Credit being given to them -- has a powerful, and at times life-changing, impact on the recipient. It also makes a meaningful impression on observers who see the Credit earned by others.
Whenever possible, we encourage you to include a testimonial when giving Credit.
Testimonials appear front and center in the email sent to recipients when you give them Credit. They also appear with every Credit wherever they appear on Credly, and can even be shared by recipients on their social networks or personal site or blog. Your testimonial is like a reference for the recipient; tell the world why they personally deserve the Credit you are giving them. It can make a real difference in their life!
You'll always see the ability to add a Testimonial in Step 2 of giving Credit. Click the "+ Testimonial" button to open up the field where you can enter your message. Remember, the recipient will see the message as will others when the recipient accepts and displays their Credit publicly.
When giving Credit to multiple people at once, enter a unique testimonial for each recipient. While some things, such as "evidence", can be bulk entered for all of your recipients, testimonials are by nature personal, and should be entered uniquely for each recipient. If you are a Pro member using our special CSV upload to issue Credit to many users at once, you can include your testimonials in your uploaded CSV file for convenience.