Hivebrite

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About Hivebrite

Hivebrite is an online community management platform for alumni communities of educational institutions, businesses, non-profits, and incubators, including smaller institutions with limited resources, to global organizations with complex needs.

The platform helps clients build brand engagement and networking opportunities for members of all countries and languages.

Hivebrite provides a powerful suite of tools that help manage and engage members, as well as give users full control over their community and brand.

Organizations can customize the look of the platform, set user rights and roles for specific permissions, assign multiple admins, and configure visibility settings for specific fields. Institutions can organize users by group, location or industry, and run targeted emailing campaigns to members. Users can import large lists of contacts and their profile attributes to the system, as well as keep track of all profile updates.

Organizations can define how members can access the network by creating a personalized signup form, or choosing to reserve access to paid members only. Users can set up approval rules for invitations to join, as well as allow social sign-in for members with profiles on LinkedIn, Facebook, or Xing. Hivebrite helps manage content with an integrated CMS for creating public pages, menus, members’ areas, and more. Users can post and exchange messages via the platform, and add pictures, video and html using the media center.

Organizations can collect and distribute funds for causes through campaigns and custom donation pages, backed up with clear reporting and analysis.

Hivebrite’s job board feature lets members share job opportunities, as well as showcase their availability for a new position. Notifications will notify members of any new offers that match their current search. Members can also find other members within the community based on their location, industry, or title, as well as create, join, and map events.

Users can sync their upcoming events with Google, Yahoo, or Apple calendars, and even purchase tickets online via the Hivebrite platform. Hivebrite can provide your organization with its very own branded mobile app.


Key benefits of Hivebrite

  • Hivebrite creates a source of opportunities for members, and enables users to find other members using powerful filters, such as location, industry, or title.

  • Organizations can boost interactions between members through personalized content, and by allowing users to define what information matters most to them.

  • Hivebrite is a white label solution that is highly flexible and customizable to match the look and feel of the organization's brand.

  • Detailed analytics and reports provide users with a real-time vision of the network and its activity.

  • Hivebrite's integrated payment processing feature allows organizations to accept online payments for donations and event tickets.

  • Organizations can easily fit Hivebrite into their current IT ecosystem for CRM integration, single sign-on or pair their account with social media.

  • Organizations can create guided learning paths for onboarding members, delivering course materials and stimulating participation.

  • Hivebrite provides your organization with its own branded mobile app.

  • Hivebrite implemented stringent security and privacy measures to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information for its clients.

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    Eylem
    Eylem
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    • Industry: Education Management
    • Company size: 201–500 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    comprehensive and user-friendly platform

    Reviewed on 2024/04/11

    Pros

    Hivebrite is a comprehensive and user-friendly platform that effortlessly bridges the gap between organizations and their communities. The customizability of the platform stands out, allowing for a tailored experience that aligns perfectly with the specific needs and branding of any organization. The variety of tools available for engagement, from event management to membership directories, fosters a vibrant community atmosphere. Additionally, Hivebrite’s support team is exceptional, providing quick and helpful responses to any queries or issues that arise.

    Cons

    While the platform is generally user-friendly, some users might find the initial setup and navigation through the plethora of features a bit overwhelming without thorough guidance.

    Response from Hivebrite

    Hi Eylem,

    I would like to thank you on behalf of the whole team for this great review!

    Customer satisfaction means everything to us and we are thrilled to hear that you are happy with our community engagement platform.

    We are committed to creating the best community engagement platform to meet and exceed your expectations.

    If ever you have a suggestion, idea, or feedback on how we can further support you, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our Customer Success team directly at [email protected].

    Thank you again!

    The Hivebrite Team

    Rachael
    Rachael
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    • Industry: Higher Education
    • Company size: 1,001–5,000 Employees
    • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Perfect Platform for Alumni Relations (Even a 1-Person Alumni Relations Office)!

    Reviewed on 2021/06/07

    I am a one-person team for my alumni relations office. The fact that I met with vendors over a...

    I am a one-person team for my alumni relations office. The fact that I met with vendors over a three month period and then designed and launched the platform in 8 weeks means that anyone can do it and it's a very user-friendly product. I would highly recommend Hivebrite to universities to use this platform for their alumni, students, faculty, and staff engagement/professional development platform.

    Pros

    This platform is all-encompassing. It's nice because you can just turn on and off features as you need them. Most companies make you "add-on" additional modules which is expensive and annoying. The only add-ons that isn't included for Hivebrite is Mentoring and Campaigns, but these add-ons are cheap compared to other vendors. It's a very easy platform to use and brand the way you want it.

    Cons

    Your IT team or a third party vendor has to complete the API's to sync with your alumni database which has been interesting to navigate. It would be nice if Hivebrite did it all in-house for you or worked with your IT team to make it happen. You also can't archive past events or forum discussions. This would be nice so that you can clear out these sections instead of seeing everything you've ever done.

    Alternatives Considered

    Firsthand, PeopleGrove, Graduway, Qooper and Almabase

    Reasons for Switching to Hivebrite

    1. Sales rep was not pushy or aggressive which I appreciated. PeopleGrove had a very aggressive sales person that was rude. 2. Cost - it's a good price compared to other vendors 3. All-inclusive - the modules are available to you at any time and you control when you turn them on or off
    Jeanine
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    • Industry: Nonprofit Organization Management
    • Company size: 51–200 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

    Great for hosting online community discussions; event capabilities are a work in progress

    Reviewed on 2024/04/26

    The Hivebrite people are amazing! Our implementation team was top-notch. While we are experiencing...

    The Hivebrite people are amazing! Our implementation team was top-notch. While we are experiencing some issues with our back-end Salesforce integration, and a few shortfalls in event registration management, overall Hivebrite is a much better bang-for-our-buck than our previous platform. It is also continuing to grow and improve which means we're on the forefront of community-building tech.

    Pros

    The community discussion tools are top notch!

    Cons

    The event capabilities show promise but need work until they meet the needs of ever-growing and expanding nonprofits.

    Response from Hivebrite

    Hi Jeanine,

    I would like to thank you on behalf of the whole team for this great review! Customer satisfaction means everything to us and we are thrilled to hear that you are happy with our community engagement platform.

    We are committed to creating the best community engagement platform to meet and exceed your expectations. If ever you have a suggestion, idea, or feedback on how we can further support you, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our Customer Success team directly at [email protected].

    Thank you again!

    The Hivebrite Team

    Gaelle
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    • Industry: Civic & Social Organization
    • Company size: 51–200 Employees
    • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 5.0 /10

    Accessibility

    Reviewed on 2024/05/10

    Pros

    Easiness of creating and sharing content

    Cons

    Accessibility: I can only fit the page to a big screen; pages are way too zoomed in on a laptop screen, and I can't zoom out

    Tom
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    • Industry: Biotechnology
    • Company size: 51–200 Employees
    • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

    Great for managing digital communities

    Reviewed on 2024/04/18

    Overall, Hivebrite has been an amazing platform to host our online community. We're looking forward...

    Overall, Hivebrite has been an amazing platform to host our online community. We're looking forward to setting up the mobile app, which is included in our contract!

    Pros

    - Easy to set up
    - Interface is completely customizable, also offer great design templates
    - Content management is seamless
    - Ability to automate content, host live digital events with Zoom integration
    - Fantastic CRM for managing users

    Cons

    - Anything outside of their pre-set templates you are required to figure out on your own. Makes customization a little trickier if you don't have the technical expertise in-house.
    - Hivebrite offers API integration in the platform, but again, you need to figure it out on your own. More support on their end in setting it up would make things much easier for content managers.

    Response from Hivebrite

    Hi Tom,

    I would like to thank you on behalf of the whole team for this great review! Customer satisfaction means everything to us and we are thrilled to hear that you are happy with our community engagement platform.

    We are committed to creating the best community engagement platform to meet and exceed your expectations. If ever you have a suggestion, idea, or feedback on how we can further support you, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our Customer Success team directly at [email protected].

    Thank you again!

    The Hivebrite Team

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    Hivebrite FAQs

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    Hivebrite offers the following pricing plans:

    • Starting from: US$799.00/month
    • Pricing model: Subscription
    • Free Trial: Not Available

    Contact Hivebrite for detailed pricing information.

    Hivebrite has the following typical customers:

    2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1,000, 1,001–5,000

    Hivebrite supports the following languages:

    Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, English, European Portuguese, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Vietnamese

    Hivebrite supports the following devices:

    Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

    Hivebrite integrates with the following applications:

    Azure Active Directory, Blackbaud CRM, Braintree, Google Analytics 360, Google Authentication Appliance, Google Calendar, Google Maps, Google Tag Manager 360, LinkedIn for Business, Meta for Business, PayPal, SAP SuccessFactors Work Zone, SendGrid, Stripe, TouchNet Payment Systems, Twitter/X, Zapier, Zendesk Suite

    Hivebrite offers the following support options:

    Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base

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