About Hivebrite

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

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.

Pricing starting from:

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  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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.
  • Typical Customers

    • Freelancers
    • Small Businesses (2-50)
    • Mid-size Companies (51-500)
    • Large enterprises (500 and more)

    Deployment

    • Cloud-based
    • On-premise

    Markets

    United Arab Emirates, Curaçao, Argentina, Australia, Belgium , Brazil, Canada, Switzerland, Cook Islands, Germany, Denmark, Dominica, Estonia, Spain, Finland, France, United Kingdom, French Guiana, Greece, Guyana, Hong Kong SAR China, Ireland, Israel, India, Italy, Japan, Saint Lucia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Saint Martin, Montserrat, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, French Polynesia, Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, Singapore, Turkey, United States, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, South Africa

    Supported Languages

    Dutch, English, French, German, Italian , Portuguese, Spanish

    Pricing starting from:

    Not provided by vendor

    • Free Version
    • Free Trial
    • Subscription

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    Hivebrite Software - Access Hivebrite from any connected device
    Hivebrite Software - A real-time vision of the network and its activity
    Hivebrite Software - Map out the opportunities by location, industry or individual
    Hivebrite Software - Create a public space that is fully customizable with branding and dynamic content
    Hivebrite Software - Showcase projects, view maps, pay for events and more via mobile app
    Hivebrite Software - Users can import their profile from LinkedIn

    Features

    Total features of Hivebrite: 104

    • @mentions
    • API
    • Access Controls/Permissions
    • Active Directory Integration
    • Activity Dashboard
    • Activity Tracking
    • Activity/News Feed
    • Ad hoc Reporting
    • Alerts/Notifications
    • Application Management
    • Blogs
    • Built-In Database
    • Calendar Management
    • Campaign Management Software
    • Chapter Management
    • Chat/Messaging
    • Collaboration Tools
    • Commenting/Notes
    • Communication Management
    • Contact Database
    • Contact Management Software
    • Content Management System (CMS) Software
    • Credit Card Processing
    • Customizable Branding
    • Customizable Fields
    • Customizable Forms
    • Customizable Reports
    • Data Import/Export
    • Data Security
    • Discussions/Forums
    • Document Management Software
    • Document Storage
    • Donor Management
    • Drag & Drop
    • Dues Management
    • Electronic Payments
    • Email Management Software
    • Email Marketing Software
    • Email Reminders
    • Email Templates
    • Employee Database
    • Engagement Tracking
    • Event Calendar
    • Event Management Software
    • Event Ticketing
    • File Sharing Software
    • File Transfer
    • Filtering
    • Financial Management Software
    • For Nonprofits
    • Forum/Discussion Board
    • Fundraising Management
    • Group Management
    • Ideation
    • Invoice Management
    • Jobs Board
    • Knowledge Base Management
    • List Management
    • Live Chat Software
    • Media Library
    • Member Accounts
    • Member Communication
    • Member Communities
    • Member Database
    • Member Directory
    • Member Portal
    • Member Types
    • Membership Management Software
    • Membership Renewals
    • Mobile Access
    • Moderation
    • Monitoring
    • Multi-Language
    • Negative Feedback Management
    • Newsletter Management
    • Online Forums
    • Payment Processing Software
    • Personalization Software
    • Private Network
    • Question Library
    • Real Time Analytics
    • Real Time Notifications
    • Real Time Reporting
    • Real-Time Chat
    • Reporting & Statistics
    • Reporting/Analytics
    • Role-Based Permissions
    • SSL Security
    • Search/Filter
    • Single Sign On Software
    • Social Media Integration
    • Social Media Management Software
    • Social Promotion
    • Survey/Poll Management
    • Surveys & Feedback
    • Tagging
    • Third Party Integrations
    • User Management
    • User Profiles
    • Visual Analytics
    • Volunteer Management Software
    • Website Integration
    • Website Management
    • Wiki

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4.4 /5
    (52)
    Value for Money
    4.5/5
    Features
    4.3/5
    Ease of Use
    4.4/5
    Customer Support Software
    4.7/5

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    Ali
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    • Industry: Nonprofit Organization Management
    • Company size: 201-500 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Best modulable alumni platfotm

    Reviewed on 11/16/2018

    We were looking for a database, alumni platform and a workspace (groupe with feed, media center,...

    We were looking for a database, alumni platform and a workspace (groupe with feed, media center, event for meeting and deadline..) and billingual.

    Pros

    A lot of personalization (a lot of possibility)
    Easy to learn and use
    Best customer service you can have
    Easy to admin
    Always update et good communication
    If you have idea (new feature) you can submit them on the blog, people vote and the most voted are choosed for devloppement
    French and english customer service
    Billingual platform
    Back-Office CRM

    Cons

    The mobile application need some optimisation
    The Media center is great but is not optimal as well
    Except that, I think it is the best software on the market (I looked for more than 25 alumni platform before making my top 3 than my final selection)

    Rachael
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    • Industry: Higher Education Software
    • 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 6/7/2021

    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
    Verified Reviewer
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    • Industry: Entertainment
    • Company size: Self Employed
    • Used Daily for Free Trial
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    • Likelihood to recommend 0.0 /10

    WARNING: Hivebrite has Ethical Issues

    Reviewed on 9/16/2022

    I'm not a fan of this company or their software. They assured me they would work with me as a start...

    I'm not a fan of this company or their software. They assured me they would work with me as a start up that has very little funding. I explained their competitor Mighty Networks has a monthly package that could be a better fit. Their sales rep [SENSITIVE CONTENT]
    promised they help companies like mine but when the platform was missing KEY functions that we discussed on DAY 1 of implementation I CANCELLED. After cancelling I didn't hear back from [SENSITIVE CONTENT] for weeks at which time he only defended his actions and said they will not cancel the agreement. As a minority owned startup, I should never have trusted them. Their sales tactics are unethical. Now I'm struggling to determine how to cover a $10k+ debt for software I never used or implemented at all. Seem they don't mind a quick snatch and grab. Seems criminal to me that a company with their supposed history would do this. But I wouldn't be surprised if there were a lot more people who they're doing this to. NO HUMAN BEING deserves this kind of treatment and I hope they get what they deserve for their unethical actions.

    Alternatives Considered

    Mighty Networks

    Reasons for Switching to Hivebrite

    In the end I chose Mighty Networks because they have an affordable monthly package that works better for me at this state of business.
    Predrag
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    • Industry: Nonprofit Organization Management
    • Company size: 2-10 Employees
    • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    YourMembership to Hivebrite migration

    Reviewed on 3/6/2020

    We needed to expand our community building effort beyond a single country, while ensuring that each...

    We needed to expand our community building effort beyond a single country, while ensuring that each entity may define different membership rates and collect fees in a separate account. The Groups and multiple Payment accounts capabilities provided by Hivebrite matched our requirements.

    Pros

    it has been an enjoyable UX/UI experience using Hivebrite. A platform that combines some of the best features of Squarespace, Mailchimp, Facebook, LinkedIn and Kickstarter. It is easy to use and easy to integrate.

    Cons

    The page builder functionality requires further refinement and enhancements, in addition to further enhancements across the reporting and analytics related to payments, email and web.

    Alternatives Considered

    MemberClicks, CommUnity, Raklet and Wild Apricot

    Reasons for Choosing Hivebrite

    Follow this link for more information - YourMembership to Hivebrite migration — A Primer [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN]

    Switched From

    YourMembership

    Reasons for Switching to Hivebrite

    Hivebrite had all of the features we currently use from YourMembership, in addition to Projects, Companies, Career, Life Feed, Mentorship and Groups, allowing us to expand our community beyond a single country and more importantly a modern, responsive user interface (backend and frontend), at a comparable price.
    Oana
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    • Industry: Higher Education Software
    • Company size: 201-500 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    An all-in-one platform to manage your alumni community

    Reviewed on 10/26/2020

    Fast and efficient customer support, dynamic team, very useful release radar webinars.

    Fast and efficient customer support, dynamic team, very useful release radar webinars.

    Pros

    When we chose the Hivebrite software, we compared it to other competitors on the French market. Almost two years after starting using it to manage our alumni community, we are very satisfied with our choice : this software as a system was hands on, easily customizable and useful in terms of features (mapped alumni directory, clusters, timeline, events, jobboard, statistics, etc.).

    Cons

    Developing and launching new features (if requested by client) is not sistematically possible.
    The email builder would require some upgrades.

    Alternatives Considered

    AlumnForce and NetAnswer

    Reasons for Switching to Hivebrite

    Price, Platform features, GDPR compliance, data security...
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    Hivebrite FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Hivebrite.

    Hivebrite offers the following pricing plans:

    • Starting from:
    • Pricing model: Subscription
    • Free Trial: 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:

    Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish

    Hivebrite supports the following devices:

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

    Hivebrite integrates with the following applications:

    Azure Active Directory, Blackbaud CRM, Google Analytics 360, Google Authentication Appliance, Google Calendar, Google Maps, LinkedIn for Business, Meta for Business, PayPal, SendGrid, Stripe, Twitter, Zapier, Zendesk Suite

    Hivebrite offers the following support options:

    Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base Software, Phone Support, Chat

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