Innovative Mentoring

Innovative Mentoring

Cloud-based mentoring software for youth mentoring programs

About Innovative Mentoring

Innovative Mentoring Software is a business management solution aimed at youth mentoring programs, with the tools for monitoring contacts, mentors, and mentees. With features including a self-service mentor portal, case notes, mentor applications, matching assistance, screening processes, custom reporting, time tracking, automatic reminders, and communications management, Innovative Mentoring Software aims to streamline and simplify the day-to-day tasks of youth mentoring businesses for both staff and mentors.

Utilizing the matching assistance tools, users can view and match potential mentees or mentors based on similarities such as shared interests, characteristics, location, gender, and age, and can create 1-on-1 or group matches based on this criteria. Innovative Mentoring Software can also help businesses to source and recruit new mentors with tools such as recruitment process workflows, mass emails, applications upload, mentor screening, background checks, and mentor training programs with time tracking and activity logging.

The online mentor portal aims to save on paperwork and time by providing mentors with a self-service solution to send messages to mentees, carry out surveys, send invitations, and track and document all meetings. Each meeting can be supported with evidence such as date, length of time, case notes, activity logs, and more, meaning custom reports can be automatically generated to assess the effectiveness of initiatives and programs.


Key benefits of Innovative Mentoring

  • Users can send mass emails, texts and mail merge from Innovative Mentoring Software to aid communication between mentors and mentees. Integration with Constant Contact also allows users to send out email newsletters to all, or selected, contacts.

  • The mentor portal allows mentor to document and log their meetings and activities from anywhere. From the portal, mentors can receive automated follow-up reminders, generate surveys, add meeting notes, contact mentees, and more.

  • Built-in reports and charts on things such as length of matches, breakdown time, mentoring activities, demographics, breakdown of match types, and more provide insight into program effectiveness. Plus custom reports can be generated.

  • Activity and training hours can be logged on any device using Innovative Mentoring Software’s timer. Mentors can also add notes relating to a meeting, and upload any relevant documents.

  • Mentor application forms can be customized and added to the company website, with data sent automatically to the database when applications are submitted. Innovative Mentoring Software also facilitates and records mentor screening processes.

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    Innovative Mentoring Software - Mentee profiles can be created with all relevant information
    Innovative Mentoring Software - Mentee files also include case records, communication history, documents, activities, surveys, and more
    Innovative Mentoring Software - The Innovative Mentoring homepage details the most recent online registrations and other important metrics
    Innovative Mentoring Software - Custom reports can be generated and exported or sent via email
    Innovative Mentoring Software - The mentor portal is accessible by mobile devices and allows mentors to track time, log activities, make case notes, and more
    Innovative Mentoring Software - Users can view a list of mentees waiting to be matched, along with their screening results
    Innovative Mentoring Software - Notes can be added to cases to document follow ups or meetings
    Innovative Mentoring Software - Reports can be generated for things such as mentee demographics, match lengths, match statistics, and more
    Innovative Mentoring Software - Admin can reject or accept mentor registrations
    Innovative Mentoring Software - Surveys can be created and carried out by mentees within Innovative Mentoring
    Innovative Mentoring Software - Mentee/mentor data can be exported to an Excel file for custom analysis
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    Innovative Mentoring Software - Mentee profiles can be created with all relevant information
    Innovative Mentoring Software - Mentee files also include case records, communication history, documents, activities, surveys, and more
    Innovative Mentoring Software - The Innovative Mentoring homepage details the most recent online registrations and other important metrics
    Innovative Mentoring Software - Custom reports can be generated and exported or sent via email
    Innovative Mentoring Software - The mentor portal is accessible by mobile devices and allows mentors to track time, log activities, make case notes, and more
    Innovative Mentoring Software - Users can view a list of mentees waiting to be matched, along with their screening results
    Innovative Mentoring Software - Notes can be added to cases to document follow ups or meetings
    Innovative Mentoring Software - Reports can be generated for things such as mentee demographics, match lengths, match statistics, and more
    Innovative Mentoring Software - Admin can reject or accept mentor registrations
    Innovative Mentoring Software - Surveys can be created and carried out by mentees within Innovative Mentoring
    Innovative Mentoring Software - Mentee/mentor data can be exported to an Excel file for custom analysis

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    Stephanie
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    • Industry: Education Management
    • Company size: 2–10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    The IDEAL Partner in Mentoring Software!

    Reviewed on 2020/03/04

    The team at Innovative Mentoring was a true partner. From the very first contact, Innovative...

    The team at Innovative Mentoring was a true partner. From the very first contact, Innovative Mentoring listened to our needs, was very responsive to customize the program to support us and throughout the experience has provided exceptional customer experience. We love working with the Innovative Mentoring team!

    Pros

    Innovative Mentoring was the perfect choice for our small non-profit start-up experience. The software was customizable, even with our lean budget. We found the software easy to use and it met our needs perfectly. Changes were easy to make as we refined our program needs.

    Cons

    Our experience was wonderful and I don't have any 'least' comments to add.

    Response from Innovative Mentoring Software

    We are honored by your recommendation and have been grateful to partner with you!

    clyde
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    • Industry: Nonprofit Organization Management
    • Company size: Self Employed
    • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Amazing software

    Reviewed on 2019/12/19

    Pros

    At we care Portland we could not have expressed and appreciate the staff at innovative mentoring company. The software is absolutely amazing and very user-friendly and I have highly recommended individuals who are looking to get into mentorship to use the software. From the time you purchase the software to the onboarding process and even ongoing support, I have been very impressed. And I highly recommend this software to anyone who is looking to better their organization and keep good documentation in the organization. Once again on super impressed hands down this is the best software that I have found so far.

    Cons

    too easy to use and we had no problem with it

    Response from Innovative Mentoring Software

    We are grateful for your recommendation and are honored to provide software that makes your job easier and your effort go further!

    Nikki
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    • Industry: Nonprofit Organization Management
    • Company size: 11–50 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Best Mentoring Software for Youth!

    Reviewed on 2020/05/19

    Working with Innovative both the staff and the software has been an amazing experience. The...

    Working with Innovative both the staff and the software has been an amazing experience. The Innovative team is so helpful and responsive.

    Pros

    I love the ease of use for the end user. Because Innovative has records for both the mentor and mentee and then "matches" them, users can easily see all the data they need, both for the mentor and mentee including how many hours the pair have met, send emails or texts to mentors and so much more!

    Cons

    Innovative hasn't designed very many profiles for users. I'm also hoping they develop a report writer.

    Kathleen
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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 9.0 /10

    Comprehensive mentoring program software with great search tools!

    Reviewed on 2016/11/28

    We have been using IMS since July of this year and it's been a great comprehensive tool to help us...

    We have been using IMS since July of this year and it's been a great comprehensive tool to help us consolidate a lot of the information that we track and use regularly. The powerful search tool has been extremely valuable for us. We love that surveys are integrated into IMS, too. Whenever there's any issue with any function of IMS or we've needed to make a change, both the customer support and development teams are extremely responsive, friendly, and helpful. The few minor hiccups we've had have been addressed quickly and thoroughly. IMS is built for mentoring programs, has everything we need, and on top of that, has been a great team to work with!

    Pros

    The search function, integrated surveys with Survey Gizmo, mentor application process, ease of creating relationships.

    Cons

    Reporting has been a little more convoluted than we initially realized, with data exports generally giving us much more information than we need and then needing to be pared down. Some search functions are a little buggy with regard to dates and time zones. Being unable to remove our own options from drop down menus is a drawback, but IMS staff take care of this quickly.

    Monte
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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

    All the Support our Mentoring Efforts Needed!

    Reviewed on 2017/04/04

    I am very analytical and seek to know the limits of any database I use. Innoative Mentoring...

    I am very analytical and seek to know the limits of any database I use. Innoative Mentoring Software is intuitive and simple in every way: login (yes, I've found databases that manage to make that difficult... ahem... Blackbaud... ahem...), data entry, search, report, communication... you name it. Out of the box, there is a great depth of data that can be recorded, and it is clearly created with mentoring in mind. However, the most impressive feature is the team of staff who gets to know your needs, proactively seeks creative solutions, quickly resolves issues, and continuously seeks improvement. They make custom solutions seem standard. Their staff clearly works together and I am thrilled anytime I see an update!

    What's more, this crew knows their strengths (databases) and partners with others for additional features. For example, they work with SurveyGizmo (the best survey software anywhere) to integrate phenomenal survey functionality for all their forms. The same goes for communication, whether by mass email or text.

    Ask for a demo, get to know their team, and make the right decision by working with Innovative Mentoring Software.

    Pros

    Excellent customer support

    Cons

    Reports lack boolean operators

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    Innovative Mentoring FAQs

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    Innovative Mentoring offers the following pricing plans:

    • Starting from: US$25,00/month
    • Pricing model: Subscription
    • Free Trial: Not Available

    Basic: $25.00/user/month (1-5 users) Premium: $35.00/user/month (3-30 users) Enterprise: $45.00/user/month (10+ users) All billed annually.

    Innovative Mentoring has the following typical customers:

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

    Innovative Mentoring supports the following languages:

    English

    Innovative Mentoring supports the following devices:

    Innovative Mentoring integrates with the following applications:

    Alchemer, Constant Contact, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, SendGrid

    Innovative Mentoring offers the following support options:

    Email/Help Desk, Phone Support, Chat

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