About Forj

Mobilize is a cloud-based solution for organizing, managing, collaborating and communicating with members and groups including associations, professional networks, membership based organizations, and other communities. The software is suitable for use with groups of any size, and a range of plans are available for nonprofits and business groups of different sizes.

Mobilize stores all member data in a centralized directory, with detailed member profiles, subgroups and member cohorts, and customizable data fields for storing text, dates, locations, links, files, and more. Member activity and private message histories can be viewed, and users can add private notes. Member profiles can be populated manually, or by publishing external application forms for new and prospective members to complete, with automatic data import into their profiles.

Users can create and manage events in Mobilize, with shareable group calendars, email invitations, and support for local timezones. Members can RSVP directly from their email, calendar application, or through Mobilize. Email and SMS messages can be sent out to members with options for regular email messaging, email blasts utilizing mail merge, custom CTA (call to action) buttons, embedded URLs and images, attached files, customizable reply permissions, and more. Private messages can also be sent between members within Mobilize.

Mobilize offers group discussion forums, shared resource centers, and networking capabilities, with users able to control member permissions and privacy. Users can also view a range of metrics on the network dashboard, such as new posts, new members, and the most active members and groups, and track post statistics including views, votes, replies, clicks, and file downloads.


Key benefits of Forj

  • Member data is stored in a single network directory, with users able to create an unlimited number of custom data fields to store text, dates, locations, links, files, and more, and filter members using various criteria.

  • External application forms can be published online for new or prospective members to complete, with their data automatically populated in their member profile.

  • Emails can be sent out to members for a range of purposes, with options for regular messages, mail-merged email blasts, custom call to action (CTA) buttons, embedded links, images, attached files, and more.

  • Default member login is by email and password, but users can optionally sign in through Facebook or LinkedIn.

  • Users can track post statistics including views, votes, replies, URL clicks, file downloads, and more, and follow-ups can be targeted based on a range of interactions.

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    Forj Software - Make engagement easy with a distraction free feed.
    Forj Software - Easily find and network with members in the member directory.
    Forj Software - Gather rich insights about your members you won't find anywhere else.
    Forj Software - Events are easy to manage in Mobilize and integrate with member's calendars.
    Forj Software - Upload documents or share links with your community. in one place.
    Forj Software - Manage your members in the member database and seamlessly integrate Mobilize with your CRM or AMS.
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    Forj Software - Make engagement easy with a distraction free feed.
    Forj Software - Easily find and network with members in the member directory.
    Forj Software - Gather rich insights about your members you won't find anywhere else.
    Forj Software - Events are easy to manage in Mobilize and integrate with member's calendars.
    Forj Software - Upload documents or share links with your community. in one place.
    Forj Software - Manage your members in the member database and seamlessly integrate Mobilize with your CRM or AMS.

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    4,7 /5
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    Value for Money
    4,5/5
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    4,4/5
    Ease of Use
    4,6/5
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    Dani
    Dani
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    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    A Great platform for building a community, engage and scale up. It helped my community grow...

    Reviewed on 2018/02/01

    Pros

    Mobilize is an all in one community platform, in which I can efficiently manage new members, boost engagement with features, communicate from one place, send emails, events, and actually build my community in only one place with no third party tools. It's the first scalable membership management platform built for large groups - no member login required and they also have an app which helps me be engaged with my community 24/7. Their customer service is great and the team is awesome - we know each other and they speak to me monthly to help me scale up my community.

    Cons

    I wish they had a Desktop app.. There are web and iOS versions, but sometimes I prefer working with desktop apps with apps that I use daily.

    Orli
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    • Industry: Philanthropy
    • Company size: 11–50 Employees
    • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Thank you Mobilize

    Reviewed on 2019/08/26

    We wanted a space where our members can find each other in an easy and flowing manner. Mobilize has...

    We wanted a space where our members can find each other in an easy and flowing manner. Mobilize has given us the most amazing customer support and help to try and get to that goal. We feel that they are very committed to us!

    Pros

    I like the fact that it is a closed group for our members only and there is no additional "noise" coming from the platform. It can be used for the purpose that we want to use it for.

    Cons

    We came on pretty early and not many features were set in place yet. It pushed us back on on boarding our members to the platform.

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    Slack

    Reasons for Switching to Forj

    We did a whole research on what our members are looking for from the Community and found that Mobilize has the most options from the stories we were looking for.
    Ben
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    • Industry: Civic & Social Organization
    • Company size: 51–200 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

    Review for Mobilize.io

    Reviewed on 2023/03/20

    The support has been excellent and the customer service is extremely effective. With a smaller...

    The support has been excellent and the customer service is extremely effective. With a smaller staff, Mobilize can't always get to everything that's requested which for our purposes can occasionally be frustrating, but also completely understandable. Our initial strategy sessions helped to prepare for our launch in many ways, but I also feel as though I went in somewhat ignorant to many features of the platform even after plenty of investigative work. The platform is effective in getting important messaging out and hosting group spaces for topic-specific groups and regional groups, which is something we didn't historically have.

    Pros

    Mobilize is effective in hosting its platform both in the community space and via email. The capability to send out important announcements and events from the platform to email is unique and useful. The platform also does a great job of getting people in the community through Daily and Weekly Community Highlights. The interface feels modern.

    Cons

    Navigation seems to be an issue for many users. Although the interface is aesthetically appealing, group navigation and resource scanning is not always intuitive. It can also be tough to not spam users when wanting to use Announcements and Events but also wanting to ensure users aren't frustrated with email volume. I also wish admins had more capabilities to control member accounts, like the ability to adjust user emails or member notification settings.

    John
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    • Industry: Nonprofit Organization Management
    • Company size: 2–10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Flexible group management platform

    Reviewed on 2021/12/13

    Terrific! Member engagement is easy. No annoying advertisements! I've tried aberrant other un-named...

    Terrific! Member engagement is easy. No annoying advertisements! I've tried aberrant other un-named platforms. This is by far the easiest to use. The UX is very appealing. It is like having a private social media platform without the googlesque experience.

    Pros

    1) Very easy to set up and configure
    2) Cross platform accessibility is strong, desktop tablet, iOS or Android.
    3) Communications tools are easy to use
    4) Free for small groups like mine.

    Cons

    Because I'm using the free version, I don't have access to all the Bremer and features of the software.

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    Reasons for Choosing Forj

    Better UX in mobile app for members.

    Reasons for Switching to Forj

    Better communications Easier configuration Better mobile UX
    Genny
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    • Industry: Computer Software
    • Company size: 11–50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Our customer communication is now better than ever

    Reviewed on 2019/07/12

    The Mobilize team was very helpful from day one. We came into it with what I realize now was a...

    The Mobilize team was very helpful from day one. We came into it with what I realize now was a somewhat limited idea of what was actually possible with a community platform, so having Mobilize guide us through the settings during onboarding helped us see all the things that we were missing. It’s always nice to have a second set of eyes to check your work when you’re setting up any new program, and even better when they take the time to hold your hand and walk you through it. Adding our customers to the community was super easy and I’ve found it very straight-forward and intuitive to navigate around and adjust settings as needed. But I can’t say it enough - the ability for customers to see our posts and interact conveniently via email is a fantastic feature. It was a game changer for us.

    Pros

    Integrating with Mobilize has drastically improved our communication with our customers. On our previous community platform, our customers would need to manage a separate login to interact with us or to read our latest news posts and updates. Not ideal when the information is critical or could impact their business. When we post on Mobilize, an email with the post’s content is sent directly to each member. They can then reply to us privately or simply reply all to post their comment for other members to see. Since they can interact quickly via email, we now see a much greater response when we post than we ever did before, and I feel confident that important messages are reaching our customers.

    We were also able to set up a unique group within our Mobilize community where our customers can share ideas about new features that they’d like to see in our software. Rather than just sending in ideas to an email address, they can now post their idea in the community, which gives other members the opportunity to comment and ‘vote’ for it as well.

    Cons

    Sometimes having your posts emailed right to your members is a little TOO efficient! A brief delay to make that edit that you only think of right as you hit Save probably could have helped us a time or two.

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    Forj offers the following pricing plans:

    • Starting from: US$49,00/month
    • Pricing model: Subscription
    • Free Trial: Not Available

    Pro: $49/month. Premium: from $800/month billed annually. Enterprise: Please contact Mobilize

    Forj has the following typical customers:

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

    Forj supports the following languages:

    English

    Forj supports the following devices:

    Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile)

    Forj integrates with the following applications:

    Zapier

    Forj offers the following support options:

    Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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