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Leveraging Customization Features in Donut

Discover the power of personalization with Donut! Learn how to customize Celebrations, Watercooler topics, Intros messages, and more.

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Donut offers various customization features, allowing users to personalize their experience and enhance team engagement. Keep reading to explore the different ways your team can create unique and memorable interactions.

1. Custom Celebrations πŸŽ‰

Celebrate important dates beyond birthdays and work anniversaries by adding custom celebrations to your Donut Celebrations channel.

Click here for easy step-by-step setup instructions.

Example Custom Celebrations messages:

  • "πŸŽ‰ Happy Earth Day, Team! 🌍 Let's take a moment to appreciate our planet and commit to making a positive impact. Together, we can make a difference! πŸ’š"

  • "Today marks a significant milestone in our company's journey - our 10th birthday! πŸŽ‚ Join us in commemorating a decade of extraordinary accomplishments and the incredible individuals who made it all possible. ❀️"

2. Custom Watercooler Topics 🚰

Custom Watercooler topics can be a great tool to boost productivity and cross-collaboration within teams. Here are a few ways teams can leverage custom watercooler topics:

Knowledge Sharing: Create topics related to specific skills, industry trends, or best practices. Encourage team members to share their expertise, insights, and resources, fostering a culture of continuous learning.

Example: "Tech Tips and Tricks: Share your favorite productivity hacks, useful tools, and coding shortcuts to help your teammates level up their technical skills."

Project Updates: Create topics dedicated to project updates and milestones. Team members can share progress, challenges, and achievements, facilitating transparency and cross-team collaboration.

Example: "Project Spotlight: Share updates, milestones, and lessons learned from this sprint's projects. "

Team Building: Use topics to foster a sense of community and engagement. Create fun and interactive discussion topics that encourage team members to connect on a personal level and build stronger relationships.

Example: "Travel Tales: Share your favorite travel destinations, memorable experiences, and travel tips. Let's inspire each other to plan future adventures!"

Problem-solving Discussions: Set up topics dedicated to brainstorming and problem-solving. Team members can share ideas, seek input, and collaborate on finding innovative solutions to challenges they encounter.

Example: "How can we streamline our customer support process to reduce response time and improve customer satisfaction? Share your creative ideas and strategies to enhance our support system."


πŸ’‘ Pro Tip: You can also create custom Watercooler Packs! Custom Packs can include new topics that you create or borrowed topics from other packs. Click here to learn more.

3. Custom Intros Messages

Set clear expectations and foster engagement with personalized intros to make every Donut meeting a success, regardless of location. For more information about finding this feature, click here.
​Example Intro Message:

"Hi! You have been paired for an Intro because you both have extensive knowledge in [shared interest/industry]. I believe collaborating on [specific project/task/idea] could lead to exciting opportunities. Feel free to schedule a call and explore how you can leverage each other's expertise. Good luck!"

4. Custom Onboarding Messages

Enhance your onboarding process by adding custom links and text to Onboarding Messages. We have two comprehensive guides you can reference to get help with the setup process and see examples of Onboarding Messages:

If you need any assistance or have questions, please feel free to reach out to us! You can chat with a support team member by clicking the Donut icon in the bottom right of your screen.

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