Boardable

Boardable

Board engagement software for nonprofits.

4.7/5 (37 reviews)

Boardable Overview

Boardable is board management software built for nonprofit organizations but suitable for businesses and groups of any kind that want to improve engagement. The software is meeting-centric, helping groups schedule meetings, have online conversations, take part in polls, and organize and store documents. Board members can prepare for meetings remotely with the Boardable mobile app.

Started by nonprofit founders in 2016, Boardable's vision is to bring nonprofit boards the tools and talent to improve the board member experience, work more effectively, and amplify their impact in their respective communities. Boardable's ideal customer is a community nonprofit with 10-100 board members and another 20-30 volunteers that need a central place to coordinate and communicate. The Boardable platform is built to integrate with Google and Microsoft products, making it an intuitive and simple software for all users.

Pricing

Starting from
US$49,00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Devices

Business size

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Markets

Asia, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China and 5 others, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America

Supported Languages

English

Boardable Reviews

Overall rating
4.7/5
100% positive reviews
27
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Cathy A.

Break the ridiculous email chains: move your board to Boardable

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2019/06/27
Review Source: Capterra

As a consultant who works with several nonprofits at a time, I really needed a way to stop the email madness. Too many of the boards I work with struggle with being responsive to each other and I am more and more convinced that the problem is more related to email than to people being too busy or over committed. Once it is built out, Boardable has everything a person needs to fulfill their board obligations in one location. It is well-organized and attractive to look at, allowing the board member to focus on their responsibility itself, rather than on just all the time generating and answering email. I convinced two of my boards to try it and it took quite a bit of effort to get everyone past their resistance and using the system, but with leadership from those who were eager to learn, we eventually got it working well. Another thing we had to do was to project the Boardable screen on the wall in the boardroom so others could follow along that way. Two thumbs up for the customer service team. They were delightful in chats, phone calls and trainings. Very helpful.

Pros

Boardable is a web portal designed to support the governance function of nonprofit boards of directors. By logging in, a board member can find all of their documents, prepare for meetings, engage in between-meeting discussions, co-write documents, assign tasks, schedule meetings and events and more. It is all in one location and very well organized.

Cons

Getting everyone from the team to log in, take some training, and start using it. Some people still resist, which creates extra work for everyone. I do not know what the software makers could do to improve this.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
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Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Kathleen M.

Revolutionize your Board Meetings with Boardable!

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2019/06/07
Review Source: Capterra

We are the business office for an Episcopal bishop. Boardable has revolutionized how we communicate with our governance bodies. All board members are volunteers. Many have full time careers. They appreciate the ease of use and efficiency of Boardable. No paper mailings, no postage , no worries about forgetting to bring your meeting packet, the ability to reference and view documents from a previous meeting, creating task lists and conducting polls for an unexpected urgent meeting have been invaluable to us. The majority of our boards fall under my purview as the bishop's executive assistant. I can't say enough about the amount of time it saves me managing all these various groups.

Pros

Boardable is an efficient, organized, and effective tool to manage governance bodies. Currently we are managing six separate governance bodies and expect to add several more soon. Best features include agenda builder, ability to write your personal notes and reminders in the agenda for your eyes only, meeting minute template, attaching documents directly in the agenda, pooling feature, and, most importantly, it serve as an excellent document repository. We've established "best practices" for administrators and end users. It has been well received and board members appreciate it's ease of use and efficiency. Tech support is extremely helpful and very responsive. The Boardable team is always open to our idea and suggestions.

Cons

One limitation for our use is the inability to have different titles and terms when a person serves on multiple boards. Having the ability to format our own documents would be helpful as well.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
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Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Crystal G.

This is a great tool that eliminates the need to send lots of documents to Board members.

Used Weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2017/09/21
Review Source: Capterra

The software reduced communications, hunting for documents and collecting Board votes for online voting. I like it a lot.

Pros

The Boardable platform is great for several things.
1. It eliminates the need to send emails and attachments to Board members in the hopes that they will get them all and read them all before the meeting.
2. It cuts down on problems a lot of Board members face at larger corporations with blocked file sharing tools like Box, Dropbox or Google Drive. This isn't an issue because it's out on a server.
3. It cuts down on so much wasted paper from Board packets. Rather than print things out and then toss them after each meeting, Board members can now be responsible for reading and accessing their own Board information.
4. It keeps a record of Board attendance, Board votes and Board meeting documents, all sorted nicely.
5. You can do online voting between meetings - known as polls.

Cons

I think there are some opportunities for some small design changes, and some opportunities to add in other tools that would make sense like screenshare, conferencing, committee communications, etc. Having said that, I like this tool enough that I have recommended it to other non-profits in the area, and do speak highly of it frequently. I think it's got legs to be something pretty great with a few more iterations.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
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Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Darcy L.

Game-changing for Boards

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2018/05/11
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

Centralized communication has been key to moving our organization forward. It's helped with accountability and tracking, and allows us to communicate between board meetings. Polls are great for gathering feedback, etc.

Cons

I want to be able to use Boardable for my committee functions as well. We have started to do this, but find the feature set is limited. I believe this could be fixed by changing the way we look at member, observer, and administrator. In other words, I want my committee members to have member-level access but only within their defined group. As it stands, committee members can't assign meetings, upload files, etc. because they are limited by their user status. Also, file storage can get hairy. There should be more instructions on storing files, attaching them to meetings, access, etc.

Rating breakdown

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Carol S.

It has streamlined our board communications and document storage in one convenient place for board meetings and committee communications.

Reviewed on 2018/03/13
Review Source: SoftwareAdvice

I love this software; it has eliminated the need for dozens of emails before a board meeting. It is only a little over a year old, so they are still perfecting it and are very responsive to questions, requests for help and are open to users requests for changes in the way they do things.

Pros

The ability to announce meetings of any kind, attach all documents in the board packet to the meeting and giving the board the ability to respond if they will attend.
Can create multiple committee folders in the Document Center
Can limit accessibility to some folders
Has a People Directory for your board and can add photos and personal information
Can download from your hard drive, Dropbox. Google Drive, and One Drive to a meeting
Unlimited storage capacity

Cons

So far can attach only one document at a time; they are changing this to multiple document attachments
If a document is attached to a meeting and you want to store it in the Document Center, you can't. You have to attach it again.
Can only download from your computer to the Document Center, not the cloud drives.
Limit of 20 users.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
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Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10
User Recommendation
9/10
Based on 37 reviews
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Boardable Pricing

Starting from
US$49,00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

10 users $49/Month
20 users $99/Month
40 users $175/Month
80 users $300/Month

Value for Money
4.8/5
Based on 37 reviews
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Boardable Features

  • Access Control
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting
  • Document Storage
  • SSL Security

  • API
  • Activity Tracking
  • Chat
  • Collaborative Workspace
  • Communication Management
  • Customizable Branding
  • Document Management
  • Drag & Drop Interface
  • File Management
  • Permission Management
  • Projections
  • Search Functionality
  • Third Party Integration
Features
4.4/5
Based on 37 reviews
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Additional information for Boardable

Key features of Boardable

  • Access control
  • Activity dashboard
  • Approval process management
  • Approval process management
  • Attendance management
  • Availability indicator
  • Availability management
  • Calendar sync with Google
  • Collaboration tools
  • Commenting
  • Discussion board
  • Document review
  • Email invitations & reminders
  • Event / meeting scheduling
  • Feedback collection
  • For Nonprofits
  • Group calendars
  • Group scheduling
  • Meeting management
  • Member directory
  • Minutes management
  • Multiple user accounts
  • Notifications
  • Polls / voting
  • SSL security
  • Sync with Microsoft Outlook
  • Team calendars
  • User access controls
  • Volunteer management
  • iCalendar support

Benefits

  • Boardable is intuitive to use and integrates seamlessly with many third party tools including email and file sharing platforms.

  • A free mobile app option allows meeting preparation and communication on the go.

  • Boardable's built-in Agenda Builder and Minutes Maker tools allow for streamlining and automating routine administrative tasks.

  • With Boardable's Scheduler tool, meeting organizers can send out multiple times to attendees to determine which time works best for them, then converting the best time into a meeting for RSVPs and ongoing communication.

  • The Document Center allows for nesting folders as well as security settings so that a folder can be "locked" and only viewable and accessible to the assigned group.

  • The Boardable dashboard gives the user a personalized view of all upcoming meetings including the ability to RSVP and view all recent meeting activity.

  • Use Boardable's Task Manager tool to keep track of tasks and due dates, increasing every board member’s productivity and accountability.

  • Boardable allows board members who serve on multiple boards to switch between boards with just a click.

  • Boardable FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Boardable.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Boardable offer?

    Boardable offers the following pricing plans:

    Starting from: US$49,00/month

    Pricing model: Subscription

    Free Trial: Available

    10 users $49/Month
    20 users $99/Month
    40 users $175/Month
    80 users $300/Month

    Q. What are the main features of Boardable?

    Boardable offers the following features:

    • Access control
    • Activity dashboard
    • Approval process management
    • Approval process management
    • Attendance management
    • Availability indicator
    • Availability management
    • Calendar sync with Google
    • Collaboration tools
    • Commenting
    • Discussion board
    • Document review
    • Email invitations & reminders
    • Event / meeting scheduling
    • Feedback collection
    • For Nonprofits
    • Group calendars
    • Group scheduling
    • Meeting management
    • Member directory
    • Minutes management
    • Multiple user accounts
    • Notifications
    • Polls / voting
    • SSL security
    • Sync with Microsoft Outlook
    • Team calendars
    • User access controls
    • Volunteer management
    • iCalendar support

    Q. Who are the typical users of Boardable?

    Boardable has the following typical customers:

    Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Public Administrations, Small Business

    Q. What languages does Boardable support?

    Boardable supports the following languages:

    English

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Boardable offer?

    Boardable has the following pricing plans:

    Subscription

    Q. Does Boardable support mobile devices?

    Boardable supports the following devices:

    Android, iPhone, iPad

    Q. What other apps does Boardable integrate with?

    Boardable integrates with the following applications:

    Dropbox, Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, Microsoft Outlook

    Q. What level of support does Boardable offer?

    Boardable offers the following support options:

    FAQs, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials